Florida Dairy Conference is April 10
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The 49th Florida Dairy Production Conference will be held here on Wednesday, April 10, at the Alto Straughn IFAS Extension Center, 2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville.
The program, to which you are invited, will be as follows:
9:45 a.m.: Welcome and IFAS update - Geoffrey Dahl, University of Florida
10:00 a.m.: Welfare implications for the Florida dairy industry - Jan Shearer, Iowa State University
10:45 a.m.: Feed price outlook and risk management for dairy producers - Curt Lacy, University of Georgia
11:30 a.m.: Trends in the SE DHIA dairy industry and SE DHIA awards - Ray West, Southeast DHIA
1:00 p.m.: Genetic control of heat stress in dairy cattle - Peter Hansen, University of Florida
1:40 p.m.: Genetic selection opportunities to improve feed efficiency, Chad Dechow, Pennsylvania State University
2:30 p.m.: Refreshment break
3:00 p.m.: Our approach to speeding up development of the cow of the future - Don Bennink, North Florida Holsteins
3:45 p.m.: Virtual tour: M&B Products Inc. - Dale McClellan, M&B Products Inc.
4:15 p.m.: Speaker panel: Hot topics in the Florida dairy industry - Mary Sowerby, University of Florida
4:55 p.m.: Wrap-up
5:00 p.m.: Reception - hors d'oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages and beer are available.