Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Extension Dairy Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University
The annual Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference will be held April 18-20, 2016 at the Grand Wayne Center in Ft. Wayne, IN. You will not want to miss this year’s program as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Conference! The program begins on Monday, April 18 with presentations by undergraduate and graduate students and an Animal Monitoring Technology workshop (registration required), followed by a dinner (registration required) hosted by the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) for students, university personnel, and feed industry personnel. On Tuesday, the annual pre-conference program will be hosted by Pioneer with the focus on silage quality. The Conference presentations begin on Tuesday afternoon and go through mid-day on Wednesday, with speakers from the US and Canada. The themes for this year’s conference include feed efficiency; nutrition and animal health; and on-farm feed production and quality. A couple of new features this year include a hot topics breakfast on Wednesday morning sponsored by Micronutrients on the topic of “Are We Feeding too Much Copper?” and a post-conference program hosted by Balchem on milk protein. Over 70 exhibitors are expected for the trade show (highest ever), and on Tuesday pm, the veterinarian dinner (sponsored by DiamondV) and nutrition consultant dinner (sponsored by Elanco) will be held. The early registration fee deadline is April 1; program and registration information is available at: http://tristatedairy.org/agenda.htm.