The Precision Dairy 2013 Planning Committee invites researchers and industry representatives to submit papers for consideration for presentation at the Precision Dairy 2013 Conference and Expo.

We also want to invite you to attend our event! The conference and expo will be held at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota June 26 and 27, 2013.

Papers and presentation will be considered in the following areas:

• Robotic milking
• Parlor automation
• Automated calf feeding
• Pedometry and activity monitoring
• Precision technologies to monitor health, behavior and productivity
• In-line milk sensors
• Automation and quality control of on-farm milk handling and storage
• Automation technologies for feeding the dairy herd and quality control of the ration and feed inventory
• Adoption, economics, data analysis and other implications of precision technologies

Go to Abstract Submission at to submit your paper.

The abstracts will be a maximum of two pages in length including tables, figures, images and references. Instructions and policies for abstract preparation and submission are available at

The Precision Dairy 2013 program will include national and international speakers who are experts in the field, the latest research abstracts, and panels of producers who are using robotic milking, sensors and automated calf feeders.

All keynote and submitted papers presented at the conference will be published in the Precision Dairy 2013 Conference proceedings.

Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2013.

Precision Dairy 2013 conference program and logistics questions should be directed to

Marcia Endres
Overall Conference Chair
Department of Animal Science
University of Minnesota, St. Paul