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4-State Dairy Nutrition &
Management Conference

June 13 & 14, 2018

Grand River Center
Dubuque, IA

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Pre-Conference Symposium Sponsored by Alltech

Achieving and Ensuring a Herd’s Genetic Potential

8:00 - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - Lunch - Visit Conference Exhibitors

4-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference

General Session
Using New Forages and MP Predictions for Improved Performance

1:30 - 2:10 PM
Improving the Prediction of Metabolizable Protein Supply Through Evaluation and Application of Intestinal Protein Digestibility, Dr. Mike Van Amburgh, Cornell

2:10 - 2:50 PM
Low Lignin Forages: BMR Corn & Reduced-Lignin Alfalfa, Ev Thomas, Oak Point Agronomics, Ltd.

2:50 - 3:30 PM
Making Low-Lignin Highly Digestible Forages Work on the Dairy, Jim Barmore, GPS Consulting & Brian Forrest, Maple Ridge Dairy, WI

3:30 - 4:00 PM Break - Visit Conference Exhibitors

Breakout Session I

6 Topics 2x; 4:00-4:30 & 4:40-5:10 PM

Thursday, June 14, 2018

6:45 - 8:00 AM Breakfast
Sponsored by Papillon Agricultural Company

General Session
High Quality Forages and Fatty Acids to Maximize Milk and Components

8:30 - 9:10 AM
Producing More Milk with More High-Quality Forages, Dr. Randy Shaver, UW

9:10 - 9:50 AM
Wrap your Head Around Today’s Fiber Digestion Metrics: Working to Better Understand Feeds on Farm and Build Better Diets, Dr. John Goeser, Rock River Labs

9:50 - 10:30 AM
Impact of Individual and Combinations of Supplemental Fatty Acids on Dairy Cow Performance and Metabolism, Dr. Adam Lock, MSU

10:30 - 11:00 AM Break - Visit Conference Exhibitors

Breakout Sessions II
6 Topics 2x; 11:00-11:30 & 11:35-12:05 PM

12:00 - 12:20 PM Lunch
Post-Conference Sponsored by Canola Council of Canada

12:20 - 12:30 PM
A Snapshot of the Canola Industry in Canada, Brittany Dyck, Canola Council of Canada

12:30 - 12:50 PM
Canola Meal, a Proven Advantage in Various Diet Formulations, Dr. Kenneth Kalscheur, USDA-ARS, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

12:50 - 1:10 PM
Canola Meal for Early Lactation Cows, Dr. Spencer Moore, Doctorate, UW

1:10 - 1:30 PM
Getting Canola Meal Values Right in the Formulation, Dr. Essi Evans, Technical Advisory Services

1:30 - 2:00 PM
Evaluating Feeding Financials, Dr. Marty Faldet - GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC


The conference will be held at:
the Grand River Center
500 Bell Street
Dubuque, Iowa, 52001


A block of rooms have been reserved at these area facilities.

Grand Harbor Resort
350 Bell St., Dubuque, IA

Single room rate $95 + taxes; double room rate $105 + taxes. Cut off date May 10. Be sure to mention 4-State Dairy to receive the group rate.

This hotel will sell out, so register now.

Holiday Inn Dubuque
450 Main St., Dubuque, IA

Room rate $95 + taxes for a single or double. Cut off date May 9. Be sure to mention 4-State Dairy to receive the group rate.

Program information contacts

Dr. Phil Cardoso, University of Illinois

Dr. Larry Tranel, Iowa State University

Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota

Dr. Randy Shaver, University of Wisconsin

Registration Information

Registration fee: $150 before June 1, $175 after June 1 and at the door

Includes: registration, conference proceedings, listed meals and breaks. Please advise us at the time of registration if you need special accommodations. Requests will be kept confidential.


To receive a full refund, you must contact the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association by June 1, 2018. After that date, a $25 cancellation fee will be charged. If you fail to cancel, no refund will be granted.

Registration questions, please contact WABA at 608-223-1111.

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Alltech Inc.
Canola Council of Canada
Papillon Agricultural Company


Balchem Corporation
Central Life Sciences
Chr. Hansen
Cumberland Valley Analytical Services
Dairy Herd Management & Farm Journal’s MILK
Dairy Nutrition Plus (SoyPlus/Soy Chlor)
Dairyland Laboratories, Inc.
Diamond V
DSM Nutritional Products
Farm Journa
HarvXtra Alfalfa
Milk Specialties Global
Natural Biologics, Inc.
Origination, Inc.
Phibro Animal Health Corp.
Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care
PMI Nutritional Additives
Quality Roasting
Trouw Nutrition USA
United Animal Health
Virtus Nutrition
Westway Feed Products


Agrarian Solutions
Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition N.A.
Arm & Hammer
Elanco Animal Health
Energy Feeds International
Enzabac Advanced Products
Lallemand Animal Nutrition
MIN-AD, Inc.
Multimin USA
Mycogen Seeds
NovaMeal by Novita Nutrition
R&D Lifesciences
Rock River Laboratory
RP Feed Components LLC
Topcon Agriculture Americas
Zinpro Corporation


Dairy One Forage Lab
Form A Feed
Greenfield Contractors, LLC
Perdue AgriBusiness
Quality Liquid Feeds Inc.
VAS-Valley Agricultural Software

Wisconsin Agri-Business Association
2801 International Lane, Suite 105 • Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 223-1111 • Fax: (608) 223-1147
Email: info@wiagribusiness.org