2024 CPDE Expo – March 20-21




The Role of Biofilm in Bacterial Infections and Strategies to Mitigate It

Dr. Chris Chase

Session Description:

This seminar will present a new technology to prevent and deal with old problems related to animal health. Bacteria are smart microorganisms capable of communicating, producing defenses and hiding from the immune system. In addition, it is a fact that the current tools we have in the market are not as efficient as in the past.

AHV developed a technology to interfere in bacteria communication, remove the defenses (biofilm inhibition and breakdown) and expose bacteria to the immune system. Without a protective layer, the bacteria are completely susceptible, and the cows’ immune system can get rid of them.

During this lecture, attendees will get an overview about how AHV technology works, along with lab, field and peer-review results – showing that we have a new solution and a better tool to prevent and react to bacterial infections. There is a new way to deal with animal health problems that leaves milk in the tank and leads to longevity and herd health from calves through multiple lactations.


Revenue Outside the Tank: What’s Your Farm Worth?

Martha Baker

Session Description:

Join Alltech for a roundtable panel that will cover carbon markets, benefits and how you can be sustainable on your farm. Baker will be joined by Jennifer Bockhahn, Dairy Sustainability Lead, of Concord Agriculture Partners and Holly Jones, Director of Global Sustainability, of Agropur to talk about carbon insetting and how it can bring value to your production. The presenters will focus on three primary questions. What are carbon credits? How can you increase efficiency on your farm? What is the value of carbon insetting?

Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production

The PPR Difference: A 3-step Process to Help Dairy Cattle Deal with the Multiple Mycotoxin Challenges that They Encounter Every Day

Joel Pankowski, Sr.

Session Description:

Mycotoxins can be formed on crops in the field, during harvest or storage, processing or feeding. In a global survey, 85% of cereal grains sampled were contaminated with at least one mycotoxin. The threat of mycotoxins also exists in silage. Ruminants are susceptible to the detrimental effects of mycotoxins in the diet, meaning that your herd’s production and performance – and, ultimately, your profitability – could be taking a hit.

Ingested mycotoxins can damage the gut epithelial cell surface, compromising a cow’s ability to block mycotoxins from entering its tissues and migrating to different organs. What if you could combat the constant mycotoxin challenge from the inside out, building resilience and consistently meeting milk production goals?

During this breakout, recent research-proven concepts will be reviewed and discussed. Following this breakout, attendees will be better positioned to evaluate and implement practical solutions specific to their individual dairy operations and gain a better understanding of how their mycotoxin mitigation options can be objectively evaluated and implemented. This process will aid in the identification of research-proven and field-tested opportunities to maximize herd profitability.

Axiota Animal Health

Your Best Shot at Udder Health: Helping Cows Combat Mastitis Through Strategic Trace Mineral Supplementation

Craig Louder

Session Description:

Mastitis and poor milk quality can lead to major production and economic losses on dairy farms. While several environmental factors, genetic traits and other common stressors contribute to udder health, or lack thereof, combating these losses is crucial on dairies. During this session, Craig Louder will discuss research that demonstrates how strategic trace mineral supplementation of zinc, copper, manganese and selenium provides a positive impact on udder health. Key topics include:

  • The role of injectable trace minerals in udder health
  • How strategic trace mineral supplementation can affect clinical and subclinical mastitis
  • Implications of trace mineral supplementation on somatic cell count

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Myth vs. Reality: Maternal Antibodies and Calf Vaccination

Jen Roberts

Session Description:

Maternal antibodies are critical to the health and well-being of the newborn calf, but they can also interfere with vaccine responses. For years, it has been assumed that due to maternal antibody interference, we are limited in the types of vaccines that can be administered to young calves. Recent research has shown that the type of vaccine and the adjuvant system used can impact the ability of calves to respond to vaccination in the pre-weaning period. This presentation will review factors influencing vaccine response in calves and highlight research with vaccine programs designed to stimulate immunity in the face of maternal antibodies.

CIH – Commodity & Ingredient Hedging

Volatile Profit Margins – Data and Tools at your disposal

Jeff Toll

Session Description:

Dairy margins and profitability will continue to be volatile in the years to come. We’ll highlight some of the more important data and reports to follow, the risk management tools at your disposal, and the different methodologies and strategies to consider to actively manage your dairy’s commodity price risks and profit margins.


Milking Their Way: Producers Share Experiences with Rotary, Robots and Batch Milking

Sam Schwartz, Aaron Titterington, and Dr. Juan Velez

Session Description:

There is more than one way to gain efficiencies on a dairy, as farm operators milking with different systems can attest. In this producer panel, you’ll hear from progressive dairy operators and their unique experience milking conventionally, robotically and in a robotic batch milking set-up. Explore different DeLaval milking systems, including conventional, robotic and batch milking. Learn about the experiences that prompted different owners to install different milking systems. Learn about the concept of VMS Batch Milking.

Dellait – Animal Nutrition & Health

Using 3D Camera Technology to Accurately Measure Body Reserves, Growth and Locomotion in Dairy Cattle

Fernando Diaz

Session Description:

This presentation will highlight the important role of 3D cameras in modern dairy farming, emphasizing their contributions to efficient management, improved animal welfare and sustainable farming practices. Additionally, it will showcase how this technology facilitates accurate assessment of body weight and body condition score (BCS) in cows, enabling tailored nutritional strategies for enhanced well-being and productivity.

During this presentation, attendees will acquire in-depth insights into:

  • The utility of 3D cameras in dairy farming operations
  • Optimizing farm management practices through innovative technology
  • Enhancing feed efficiency and animal welfare using 3D camera solutions
  • Understanding the impact of 3D camera technology on reproductive success in dairy farming

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative

Engaging in Climate-Smart Projects to Monetize On-Farm Environmental Initiatives

Lucas Sjostrom, Tim Baye and Lauren Brey

During this discussion, panelists will discuss opportunities for farmers to be involved in the USDA Climate-Smart projects including expectations and the stipends available  for participants. The panelists will share their experiences in managing farmer-led sustainability projects and the benefits farmers have realized through participation in the on-farm projects

Farm Credit

Navigating the Dairy Markets

Sarina Sharp

Session Description:

With dry wit and insightful analysis, Sarina Sharp will help dairy producers navigate the ups and downs of the feed, dairy and beef markets. She will explore how supply and demand have shaped today’s commodity prices and provide an outlook for the rest of 2024. Primarily, she will address three questions. Are feed costs headed up or down? Is there room for more U.S. milk? Where are the heifers?

Central Plains Dairy Association

Federal Policy Update

Stephen Cain, Senior Director of Economic Research and Analysis with NMPF

Chris Hoeger, VP of Procurement for Prairie Farms.

Chris Galen is the Senior Vice President of Member Services and Governance for the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF)

The dairy community has spent much of the past two years working on updates to the Federal Milk Marketing Order national pricing system.  The USDA just wrapped up a five-month long hearing to consider proposals to improve the efficiency of price signals and modernize how farm-level milk checks are determined.  This session will discuss proposals offered by the National Milk Producers Federation, along with other groups, and assess how USDA will eventually decide which proposals to adapt, and when that will ultimately happen.

Don’t miss this opportunity to stay abreast of the latest federal policies shaping the dairy and agriculture landscape. Join us for the “Federal Policy Update” breakout session and equip yourself with the knowledge needed to navigate the evolving regulatory environment.

Feedworks USA

Practical Applications for Raising Calves

Minnie Ward

Session Description:

This session will provide a practical approach to raising calves, including colostrum management and nutrition – from birth through weaning. You’ll learn about the tools needed to get the job done, along with communication of expectations for calf managers and employees. Discussion will revolve around:

  • Communication of goals
  • Basic understanding of calf rearing
  • Tools needed to successfully get the job done

Forage Genetics International

Optimizing Alfalfa Yields In Less Than Ideal Conditions

Randy Welch and Dr. Dan Putnam

Session Description:

Whether you’re a seasoned alfalfa grower or just exploring the idea of adding alfalfa into your rotation, this session is designed to share the latest insights and opportunities for growing quality alfalfa. Join the discussion to learn about various alfalfa technologies and how they can help you effectively manage resources, produce high-quality feed and meet sustainability goals on your operation. The session’s key topics include:

  • Explore alfalfa’s resilience and versatility and how alfalfa technologies can help your operation adapt and thrive in diverse environmental conditions
  • Uncover the key to producing nutritious alfalfa to feed your dairy herd
  • Gain insight into the balance between maximizing production and conserving resources, and discover how alfalfa technologies offer solutions that optimize yield while promoting responsible resource stewardship


Stop Clostridium Problems Before They Start

Troy Brown

Session Description:

In the last six to eight years, the dairy nutrition industry has identified clostridial contamination of feedstuffs as a critical problem for gut health, cow productivity and income loss. Dairy experts have wisely spent time and resources focused on protecting the cow from the negative effects of ingesting these pathogens with significant positive return on investment. Come listen to Troy Brown discuss the next critical step – how to reduce and prevent contamination before it ever reaches the cow. Be proactive, go on offense and manage your way to higher quality feeds for your cows.

At this session, attendees will learn ways to be proactive in managing higher feed quality for their dairy cows, increase their return on investment and how to take the next critical step in forage management.

Land O’Lakes/CROPLAN

FORAGE 360: Forage Rotations and Planning

Jeff Jackson

Session Description:

By utilizing the many different crops available today, how do we look at rotations to keep a living root in the soil for improved soil health, produce more usable tons of dry matter per acre and hold down forage input costs? Improve forage tonnage, improve soil health and improve your return on investment in multiple ways utilizing alfalfa, corn silage, warm season annuals and winter annuals to make a robust, diverse crop rotation system.

Open your eyes to doing crop rotations differently than we have in the past. How do we plan for it and what do we do to benefit the bottom line?

Lely/Gorter’s Clay & Dairy Equipment

Mythbuster: The Truth About Lely Dairy Automation

Lely North America Team

Session Description:

You may have heard one of the many myths about dairy automation. Join us as we debunk the biggest ones together in this fact-filled session. You’ll hear from the Lely North America team as they cover twelve common myths about dairy robots and switching to automation from traditional equipment. Topics will include investment costs, labor savings, technology requirements, reliability, milk quality, site construction, herd size restrictions, adjustment period, cull rates and more! This is a session you won’t want to miss.

McLanahan Corporation

High Sand Reclamation: What Types of Sand Work Best?

Renee Schrift

Session Description:

Sand is considered the “gold standard” of dairy cow bedding, but not just any sand is good for recycling and reuse. There are a variety of factors to consider when selecting the grade of sand used for dairy cow bedding. These factors consider what is needed for cow health and comfort, as well as what allows for the highest amount of reclamation. The method in which a dairy handles its sand-laden manure contributes to the grade of sand needed. Attend this session to learn more about what type of sand will keep your cows healthy and producing milk, while allowing you to recycle the highest amount of sand and save your dairy money. Key session topics include:

  • A complete sand comparison showing types of sand and recovery rates
  • Solutions to maximize fine sand recovery
  • Learn why sand is considered the “gold standard” for bedding

Sand Separation Systems and Fine Sand Capture Prior to Anaerobic Digestion.

Renee Schrift

Session Description:

There’s a misconception in the dairy industry that you can’t reap the benefits of anaerobic digestion when you bed with sand. While it is crucial to get as much sand as possible out of manure effluent before it is sent to a digester, it can be done with the right sand separation system. Sand separation systems allow dairies to recycle sand for reuse in freestalls while pre-treating the manure that is used in a digester. The ability to separate sand from manure allows dairies with digesters to continue using sand bedding, which is crucial to cow health and milk quality. In addition, recycled sand provides dairies with an added economic benefit of reducing the amount of sand needed. Attend this breakout session to learn more about sand manure separation and sustainable best practices that can be used on any size dairy for improving cow health and milk quality, as well as reducing environmental impact. Key topics include:

  • How sand separation can improve cow health and milk quality
  • Available sand separation systems that can provide a sustainable solution for pre-digestion treatment
  • Tips on adding a sand separation system to a dairy
  • A better understanding of the sand separation systems available that can help dairies limit the need for new sand expenses while financially benefiting from digestion

Merck Animal Health

Using technology to make management changes.

Sarah Anderson

Session Description:

In this breakout session, Sarah Anderson will discuss how technology can assist in making management changes from calf to cow. You will learn about the first-of-its-kind calf monitoring – from real dairy data and experiences. Additionally, Anderson will cover how you can assess cow comfort and heat abatement, treatment and diagnostic protocols, and compliance with the use of technology. After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand how to use heat stress data to identify areas of opportunity on their dairy
  • Assess their current youngstock program and understand how technology could help reduce labor, increase efficiencies and improve overall calf health
  • Understand how implementing a sort gate could increase efficiency, cow comfort and compliance

Midwest Dairy

Dairy Checkoff Taste and Learn Experience

Session Description:

Midwest Dairy, your local checkoff organization, in partnership with Dairy Management Incorporated, invites you to join us for a taste and learn experience showcasing checkoff’s investments in consumer outreach to build trust and sales for dairy. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to interact with checkoff staff who work with partners to bring dairy to life.

The taste and learn experience will feature the Dollar General, DePaul Blue Demons and Domino’s brands and partnerships over the past year.

Papillon Agricultural Company

Making sense of feed additives for gut health

Devan Paulus Compart

Session Description:

This discussion will review the symptoms of gut dysbiosis and how additives can be used as a tool to overcome those challenges, and finally help producers and nutritionists develop an additive strategy that will be most effective and economical for every individual herd. Key learning objectives include:

  • Identify gut health challenges in your herd and learn how gut challenges impact cow health and productivity
  • Understand the primary categories of feed additives and how they work in the cow to solve gut health challenges
  • Learn how to build a customized feed additive program for your herd that is effective, easy and economical

Calcium magnesium carbonates: The Swiss army knife of feed ingredients

Clayton Stoffel

Session Description:

Several sources of magnesium are commonly used in dairy rations and we often take the quality of macro mineral sources like these for granted. However, they should not be treated as commodities. This talk will review sources of magnesium available to nutritionists and discuss the opportunities and challenges surrounding each source, especially when it comes to quality and bioavailability. Special emphasis will be placed on calcium magnesium carbonates, a unique magnesium source that also provides other benefits. This discussion will include recent research on the intestinal health implications of feeding calcium magnesium carbonates, especially during challenges like heat stress and transition. Key objectives for this presentation include:

  • Learn about different sources of magnesium available and the challenges and benefits of each
  • Identify methods for comparing magnesium source quality
  • Understand what makes calcium magnesium carbonates unique in the magnesium supplement space
  • Learn about the most recent research related to gut health and calcium magnesium carbonates

Phibro Animal Health Corporation

Economics of Transition Cow Health

Eduardo Ribeiro

Session Description:

In this seminar, Riberio will discuss the economic importance of setting cows up for a smooth transition that minimizes metabolic health events and inflammation. Cows that stay healthy during the transition period are less likely to be culled, more likely to become pregnant, and produce more milk. Riberio will discuss how herds can have a healthy transition and what this means to their bottom line.

Quality Liquid Feeds

Improving dairy profitability by focusing on forage quality and soil biology.

Evan Hansen and Dr. Kai Yuan

Session Description:

This talk will address the top key points on maximizing milk component yields and profitability – from the ground up. These points include high forage digestibility, excellent feeding management and good cow health. Enhancing forage quality and utilization in total mixed rations helps improve feed efficiency and profitability. This talk will also explore a few fundamental factors that lead to improved forage yield and quality, such as soil biology, plant health and nutrient recycling. In addition, the presenters will discuss the benefits of molasses-based liquid carbon fertilizers for enhancing the yield, digestibility, and consistency of forage plants.

The audience will learn the top key points contributing to milk components and profitability, including highly digestible forages, excellent feeding management and good cow health. Also, the audience will learn about the fundamental factors that enhance forage quality, including soil biology, healthy plants, and the effectiveness of molasses carbon-based liquid fertilizers.


Optimize the End: Marketing Endpoints for Beef × Dairy Cattle

Luke Fuerniss

Session Description:

Beef × dairy cattle remain highly variable, but quality, consistency, and predictability are needed to maximize returns for day-old calves, top feeder cattle markets, and produce premium carcasses. Sire selection should optimize the value of calves at their targeted marketing endpoint. Join the discussion to learn how to use tools offered by STgenetics to maximize the profitability of your beef × dairy program. By attending this session, you’ll:

  • Identify the optimal marketing endpoint for your beef × dairy calves
  • Understand the challenge of variability for feedlots and packing plants
  • Realize the value of genomic evaluations focused on beef × dairy cattle

Supervisor Systems/ KS Dairy Consulting

Managing Your Feed Center to Maximize Efficiency and Consistency While Reducing Shrink

Keith Sather

Session Description:

In this instructional session, the presenter will discuss the impact of management practices and feed center design on shrink and efficiency. Strategies will be taught by demonstrating the pros and cons of storage options and operation control through truck scale monitoring procedures. Management approaches, such as input and outputs of cost, quality control measures and precision feeding to maximize efficiency and consistency while reducing shrink, will be discussed. The session’s key learning objectives include:

  • Understand management practices to reduce shrink
  • Compare shrink storage (e.g., flat storage vs. bins and enclosed facilities)
  • Management techniques for feed center quality control
  • Strategies to utilize a truck scale to efficiently manage inventories and control shrink

United Animal Health

Domino Effect of Microbial Coinfections in Dairy Cows

Beth Galbraith

Session Description:

Coinfections, defined by the presence of at least two different infectious agents in the same host, can lead to more severe disease outcomes and altered transmission dynamics compared to singular infections. In dairy cattle, understanding how microbial coinfections can influence the “tipping point” between health and disease can help dairy health teams develop comprehensive pathogen control strategies. Using rectal swab surveillance data, we explore associations between coinfections and disease symptoms in dairy cows, across the United States, and examine the impact of several specific enteric pathogens on bacterial virulence gene quantities.

In dairy cattle, understanding how microbial coinfections can influence the “tipping point” between health and disease can help dairy health teams develop comprehensive pathogen control strategies.

Explore associations between coinfections and disease symptoms in dairy cows across the United States. Examine the impact of several specific enteric pathogens on bacterial virulence gene quantities.


Leveraging Herd Insights for Better Decision Making

Dylan Ash and Stephanie De Vries

Session Description:

As technology and farmers’ needs evolve, VAS is creating new reproduction and herd health insights to better support the modern dairy farmer. Join VAS as they explore how you can leverage the herd data you’re already collecting for more streamlined and profitable decision making. See key features of their latest Insights in action, including how to easily measure herd performance against your goals, the ability to set performance alerts, and how to analyze reproduction and herd health trends with easy-to-use graphs, tables, filters and more. This breakout session will help you:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the tools included in a DairyComp subscription
  • Learn how to assess health and reproduction metrics using new features
  • Dig into how health and reproduction metrics can drive value to your bottom line

Westway Feed

Not all carbohydrates are the same. How can more dietary sugar improve both rumen and cow performance?

Mary Beth de Ondarza

Session Description:

Since our dairy cows are ruminants, we want to maximize rumen microbial protein yield and increase carbohydrate digestion without creating excessive rumen acidity. High starch digestibility is desired but a combination of rapidly and slowly available starches can help with acidosis control and improve milk fat production. Attention must be paid to total dietary starch, the speed of starch digestion, dietary fiber and fiber length.

In recent years, we’ve also learned about the benefits of sugar. Without supplemental sugars, most U.S. high-production rations contain 1.5 to 3% sugar. However, it is recommended that rations contain 6 to 8% sugar by specifically adding sugars to the diet. Sugars are digested and used by the rumen microbes very rapidly. Because of this speed, adding sugars to the diet almost always reduces the amount of ammonia in the rumen, indicating that sugars help the rumen microbes capture and use more dietary nitrogen for microbial protein synthesis. Because sugars ferment differently from starches, studies have shown that sugars help to decrease rumen acidity, improve fiber digestion and raise both percentage and yield of milk fat to positively impact overall performance.


Nonsevere Gram-negative Clinical Mastitis. To Treat or Not to Treat?

Daniela Bruno

Session Description:

Bovine mastitis is a common and costly disease that negatively impacts dairy farms due to production losses, increased health costs, decreased milk quality, negative effects on cow welfare and increased culling and death rates. Learn about a recent field trial that investigated the outcomes of treating nonsevere mastitis cases caused by Gram-negative pathogens.


Control Solutions

Integrated Pest Management of Flies in Dairies

Danny McDonald, Ph.D.

Session Description:

Biting and nuisance flies in dairies can cause a significant impact on production and relationships with neighbors. It is important to utilize an integrated pest management approach that uses a variety of strategies in a way that minimizes overall economic, health and environmental risks. These include cultural and sanitation practices, mechanical and biological control, and the strategic use of insecticides. Managing fly problems at the source (manure) with insect growth regulators is the priority. Then, farm managers should expand their insecticide program with pour-ons, ear tags, residual surface spraying and/or space spraying – depending on the fly species. These concepts will be covered to equip you with necessary fly control solutions. After listening to McDonald, attendees will be able to answer:

  • Why should you worry about fly populations?
  • Which fly species are most concerning to confined animals and pastured animals?
  • What are four strategies for fly management with insecticides?


Revolutionizing Reproductive Management: A Journey from Ultrasound to Sample-based Pregnancy Testing

Randy Gross and Darren Mueller

Session Description:

Join us for an insightful session as the panelists discuss the benefits of sample-based pregnancy testing in reproductive management. In this session, panelists will share the motivations behind this strategic change and the seamless integration of the sample collection process into their weekly routine. Discover firsthand the impact on time management, labor efficiency and improved relationship with their veterinarians. Attending this session, will help you:

  • Understand the benefits of what sample-based testing can offer
  • Discover how the workflow on your dairy operation may change when integrating with sample-based pregnancy testing
  • Uncover how time with your veterinarian can improve through some features of sample-based pregnancy testing


Using Actionable Insights to Let Cows be Cows

Matt Heisner

Session Description:

Every time you turn around there is a technology breakthrough being blasted across the headlines. In the dairy industry, we are fortunate benefactors of some really impactful innovations. This discussion will dive into the challenge of harnessing the data being captured and translating that into action that makes sense for the farm and the cows. Nedap will host some key players in the dairy tech space for a journey through personal experience and a discovery about what the possibilities can be with animal monitoring sensors and herd management technology. During this session, learn about:

  • How and why to apply animal monitoring technology on your herd
  • What data can be captured and how protocols can be tweaked to maximize the investment
  • A mindset shift to “let cows be cows “

TriCal Superior Forage

Taking Advantage of Triticale Flexibility

Racey Padilla

This presentation will cover in detail all of the different forage uses triticale has to offer. How we help growers decide which forage components are more valuable to them and how to take advantage and manage each.



The Good Neighbor: Premise Pest Control for Dairy Producers

Christy Jones

House and stable flies are widely encountered pests for those in dairy production. With potential for exponential growth when left uncontrolled, flies can cause direct and indirect damage to animals and their potential for milk production. The key to effective insect control is integrated pest management (IPM). IPM is the combination of several insect control measures to combat a pest population, including sanitation, physical barriers, cultural control methods and insecticides. Balancing these best practices with a general understanding of insecticides can improve overall and long-term control. Often overlooked by pest control applicators, premise applications are necessary to control house flies. Get tips and tricks for effective premise control and reduce the number of flies outside your facilities, providing relief to both your animals and neighbors. Session learning objectives include:

  • Gain a better understanding of the flies that plague dairy facilities
  • Learn how to use flies’ biology to control them
  • Grasp a short list the tools available for fly control in dairies

Land O’Lakes/CROPLAN

ALFALFA: New & Improved!  “AA Series”

Jeff Jackson

Session Description:

With the shift in soil pests and plant diseases in our agricultural atmosphere…. What are we doing to keep up?  Lets take a deep dive below the soil surface and see what we are finding and what we are doing to keep alfalfa production relevant to growers. The new “AA Series” of varieties are paving the way to better stand establishment, better yields, better persistence and ultimately better ROI for growers.

See what has been changing, how it has impacted, and what is being/has been done to help with these changes and shifts to make our alfalfa production  or consistent, predictable and profitable.

Dairy Calf and Heifer Association



Merck Animal Health

Comprenda cómo los procedimientos simples de ordeño pueden mejorar la eficiencia de las vacas y el control de la mastitis

Tiago Tomazi

Session Description:

Understand how simple milking procedures can improve cow efficiency and mastitis control. In this presentation, we will cover basic concepts about the epidemiology and pathophysiology of different forms of mastitis in dairy herds. We will also discuss WHY each milking procedure must be performed properly and the importance of these steps for cow and employee efficiency, and for controlling mastitis in dairy cows. Session attendees will:

  • Understand the differences among clinical, subclinical, environmental and contagious mastitis
  • Learn what somatic cells are and their importance for udder health
  • Learn how to perform each milking procedure properly
  • Understand how milking procedures impact parlor efficiency and mastitis control

Golden Calf Company

Consejos prácticos para una correcta alimentación del recién nacido y el manejo del calostro

Cristian Sosa

Descripción De La Sesión:

Esta sesión está dirigida a trabajadores de maternidad y cubrirá los pasos correctos para usar la sonda para alimentar becerros recién nacidos, así como los protocolos de manejo del calostro. Se explicarán en detalle los estándares de manejo del calostro, así como el por qué y la fisiología de los terneros. Cristian también compartirá las últimas tendencias de la industria.

– protocolos de maternidad

– pasos correctos para usar la sonda

– puntos de referencia de maternidad


Leadership for Hispanic Managers

Jorge Delgado

Session Description:

Leadership is a skill that involves someone guiding others to achieve target goals and encouraging people on a team to act as a united group in their efforts. Many leadership models theorize about the best way to lead others. Each leadership model has its own ideas about what makes a leader most effective in various situations. Leadership models can be specific to a particular type of workplace, industry or team goal.


Repensando el tratamiento clínico de la mastitis

Daniela Bruno

Session Description:

The objective of this workshop is to discuss bovine mastitis and how it affects animal welfare, milk quality and milk production. Learn the difference between mild, moderate and severe mastitis cases, and how to identify infections. Learn the basics of mastitis treatment protocols and standard operating procedures, emphasizing the importance of good record keeping and steps for implementing a mastitis control plan.

Repensando el tratamiento clínico de la mastitis

El objetivo de este taller es discutir la mastitis bovina y cómo afecta el bienestar animal, la calidad de la leche y la producción de leche. Aprenda la diferencia entre los casos de mastitis leve, moderada y grave y cómo identificar las infecciones. Aprenda los conceptos básicos de los protocolos de tratamiento de la mastitis y los procedimientos operativos estándar, enfatizando la importancia de un buen mantenimiento de registros y los pasos para implementar un plan de control de la mastitis.

SDSU Extension

Optimización de la salud de las granjas lecheras: Claves para mejorar el período de secado y el manejo del calostro.

Maristela Rovai & Noelia Silva del Rio

Session Description:

This presentation highlights the significant role of properly managing the dry-off period and calving to guarantee the production of a sufficient amount of top-quality colostrum, reduce the chances of mastitis and maximize milk yield in the following lactation period. Throughout the presentation, the presenters will showcase points using compelling case studies that demonstrate the important consequences of effective management. The presentation is tailored for dairy workers and aims to deliver essential insights to enhance their daily operations and tasks. Key learning objectives include:

  • Identify critical practices at dry-off and calving
  • Ensure adequate colostrum quality and quantity
  • Optimize milk yield and minimize risk of mastitis during the next lactation

Descripción De La Sesión:

Esta presentación destaca el importante papel que desempeña el manejo adecuado del período de secado y el parto, para garantizar la producción de una cantidad suficiente de calostro de alta calidad, reducir las posibilidades de mastitis y maximizar la producción de leche en el siguiente período de lactancia. A lo largo de la presentación, mostraremos nuestros puntos utilizando estudios de casos convincentes que demuestran las importantes consecuencias de un buen manejo. La presentación está diseñada para los trabajadores de la industria láctea y tiene como objetivo brindar información esencial para mejorar sus operaciones y tareas diarias. Objetivos de aprendizaje:

  • Identificar prácticas críticas en el secado y parto
  • Asegurar que la calidad y cantidad de calostro producida es adecuada
  • Optimizar la producción de leche y minimizar el riesgo de mastitis durante la siguiente lactancia


United Animal Health

El Efecto Dominó de las Coinfecciones Microbianas en Ganado Lechero

Beth Galbraith

Session Description:

Las coinfecciones ocurren cuando un huésped, como una vaca lechera, es afectado simultáneamente por dos o más tipos de agentes infecciosos. Este fenómeno puede provocar enfermedades más severas y cambiar cómo se propagan las infecciones, en comparación con las enfermedades causadas por un único patógeno. Entender cómo estas coinfecciones afectan el momento crítico en el que una vaca lechera pasa de parecer sana a mostrar síntomas evidentes de enfermedad es clave para que los equipos de las lecherías diseñen métodos efectivos de prevención y control de enfermedades. Mediante el análisis de datos recogidos de muestras rectales, investigamos cómo las coinfecciones se relacionan con la aparición de síntomas en vacas lecheras a nivel nacional, y examinamos el impacto que varios patógenos entéricos específicos tienen en las cantidades de genes de virulencia bacteriana encontrados.