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Find out the most recent information about the management and nutrition of dairy products during the 2022 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference in 2 and 1 June at Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. This conference provides information about improving performance of transition cows as in other relevant information.

The RP Nutrient’s symposium prior to the conference will focus on finding profit-making opportunities. Anita Menconi, Evonik, will give an overview and an outlook of the global dairy nutrition market. Jesse Goff, Iowa State University will discuss the most some of the common issues when feeding an eat a lower DCAD diet. Milk Money CEO Jay Joy will present on how you can grow your business through developing your workforce along with Mark Hanigan, Virginia Tech will explain how to manage amino acids by using this NASEM 2021 Model.


The Four State Conference speakers are Tom Overton, Cornell University talking about how to feed fresh cows to improve performance and health. Jim Drackley, University of Illinois will be speaking about the need to rethink the transition period as well. Heather White, University of Wisconsin will discuss the use of short-term choline supplements for long-term advantages.

The June 2 speakers are Mary Beth Hall, USDA Forage Research Center who will present the NASEM carbohydrate requirements information. Lance Bauguard, Iowa State University will address the myths surrounding transition cows that can affect the perception of a nutritionist’s achievement. Gavin Staley, Diamond V will discuss how heifer maturity is important.

The topics of the breakout sessions include:

  • The relationship between transition cattle diet and management strategies, and the results
  • Utilizing alternative feeds to make money and sustainability
  • Indices of heat stress in dry cows as well as pre-weaned calves
  • Develop your team to be high-performing
  • How important is a productive life?
  • Dry off the inflammation and performance of the transition cow
  • Alternative to dry cows’ forages
  • Modifying the milk components
  • Circadian feeding strategies to boost performance

The post-conference symposium of Zinpro will include Jeff Firkins, Ohio State University speaking about the role of essential acids in enhancing the function of the rumen. Andrew LePiere will discuss quantifying and modeling branch chain VFA in CNCPS. Dana Tomlinson will discuss how important isoacids are essential to dairy profitability.

Alongside the educational programs in addition to the educational program, there will be an exhibition featuring 50 companies who will showcase their latest offerings, evening receptions, and ample opportunity to couple with other attendees. The credits for continuing education are offered.

This conference is a joint effort by Iowa State University Extension, University of Illinois Extension, University of Minnesota Extension and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

For more information and to register, visit or contact Wisconsin Agri-Service Association, 608-223-1111, or Jim Salfer at [email protected] or 320-203-6093. The cost of registration for the conference is $150 from May 20 to and $175 thereafter.

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