Registration is now open for the 14th Western Dairy Management Conference in Reno, Nev., February 26 to 28, 2019, at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino.
Complete program information, registration, and room reservations are available at the conference website www.wdmc.org.
Perhaps the premier dairy educational event in the world, the every-other-year conference typically attracts 1,200 to 1,500 milk producers and industry executives from around the globe. Its mission is to deliver information that dairy managers can take home and put to use immediately.
Twenty-two different topics will be presented over two days at the conference, including three panel discussions. A separate day-long preconference course, “Genomic Revolution: The Next 10 Years,” will also be presented by the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding on February 25.
Presentation titles and speakers are as follows:
Who's driving the bus and where is it headed — Charlie Arnot
Dairy, where biological and social science meet — Allison van Eenennaam
Dairy Management Inc. session with former USDA secretary Tom Vilsack — Global demand for U.S Dairy, tariffs, and the next 5%
Sorting through the value of feed additives — Mike Hutjens
Optimizing feeding management — David Greene
Should I consider using genomics and IVF? — Kent Weigel
Manure management technologies — panel with Deanne Meyer
Climate-smart dairy — Frank Mitloehner
Feed and water intake of heat-stressed cattle — Bob Collier
Achieving and managing high pregnancy rates — panel with Corey Geiger
Economics of using beef semen — Victor Cabrera
Camera placement to protect your dairy — Duarte Diaz
The 10 commandments of irrigation — Troy Peters
What if we removed animal agriculture? — Mary Beth Hall
Viewing labor as a resource to be trained — Robert Hagevoort and Noa Roman-Muniz
Economics of robotic milking — Mike Brouk
Economically prudent use of antibiotics — Daryl Nydam
Farm labor & immigration pitfalls of non-compliance — Kevin Paul
Legal aspects of big data in agriculture: beyond the farm — Todd Janzen
Nitrogen management: good for the environment and the wallet — April Lyetem
Optimizing the relationship of the producer and their nutritionist — panel with Bob James
Global dynamics of the dairy business — Corey Geiger