About Southwest Nutrition Conference

2018 SWNC Conference Schedule … Thank you to KEMIN, our Pre-Conference Symposium Sponsor

  • Golf Tournament
    Wednesday February 7th
    8:30 am - Lunch to Follow
    Crown Plaza Phoenix Chandler Golf Course
    The 2018 Golf Tournament will be held at Crowne Plaza Phoenix Chandler Golf Resort, located at: 1 N. San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ. This is a fun event not to be missed and a great way to "kick off" the following 2 day conference.

    8:30 am Golf Tournament – Shotgun start, lunch to follow

    5-7:00 pm Welcome Reception/Registration | Desk open | Golf awards presentation @ Ballroom
  • Day One
    February 8th
    8:00am - 12:00pm
    Kemin Pre-Conference Symposium
    7:30 am Registration Desk Opens. Sponsor – Kemin.

    8:00 am "Introduction and Welcome"
    Mr. Daryl Schraad
    President of North American Animal Nutrition & Health Division
    Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health

    8:20 am "Transition Cow Immunity and Nutritional Modulation"
    Dr. Barry Bradford
    Kansas State University

    9:10 am "Feed the Beast-Metabolic Demands of the Immune System"
    Dr. Lance Baumgard
    Iowa State University

    10:00 am "The Impact of Nutrition on Immune Function in Relationship to Metritis and Reproductive Performance"
    Dr. Jim Ferguson
    University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

    11:00 am "Why We Get Fat?"
    Mr. Gary Taubes
    Investigative Science and Health Journalist and Co-Founder of the Non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative

    12:00 pm Adjourn.
    1:30pm - 7:00pm
    1:30 pm "Salmonella The Ticking Time Bomb for the Dairy Industry: What Nutritionists and Veterinarians Need to Know"
    Dr. Donald C. Sockett
    Veterinary Microbiologist/Epidemiologist
    Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL)
    University of Wisconsin

    2:10 pm "Milk Fatty Acids as an Indicator of the Transition Cow Health"
    Dr. David Barbano
    Research Program Director
    Dairy Herd Management

    2:50 pm Break/refreshments.

    3:20 pm "Immune Dysfunction in Periparturient Dairy Cows: Insight into Pharmacologic and Dietary Management"
    Dr. Marcus Kehrli
    The National Animal Disease Center of the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service

    4:10 pm "Opportunities to Help Producers Solve Future Challenges"
    Kevin Wulf
    Riverview Farms, LLC

    5-7:00 pm Wine & Cheese Reception
  • Day Two
    February 9th
    8:00am - 12:00pm
    Conference Day 2
    8:00 am "Effects of Heat Stress on Pre and Postnatal Development of the Calf"
    Assistant Professor
    Dr. Sha Tao
    University of Georgia

    8:40 am "The Filling Effect of Forages and its Effect on Feed Intake of Lactating Cows"
    Dr. Mike Allen
    Michigan State University

    9:20 am "Dietary Energy and Amino Acid Partitioning in Dairy Cows" Dr. John Cant
    University of Guelph

    10:00 am Breaks and Refreshments

    10:40 am "Nutritional Strategies to Improve Reproductive Performance"
    Dr. William Thatcher
    University of Florida

    11:20 am "Effective Fiber Requirements for Lactating Dairy Cows"
    Dr. Paul Kononoff
    Associate Professor
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    12:00 pm Conference concludes.

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  • Conference Package-SOLD OUT


    $310 before 1/1/18
    $335 after 1/1/18


    *Includes: Golf Tournament Entrance Fee on 2/7/18, Pre-Conference

    and Conference Registration
    February 8th & February 9th, 2018

    *All registrations are non-refundable

  • Program Package-ONSITE ONLY

    **ONSITE REGISTRATION ONLY : $300 per person**


    $185 per person before 1/1/18
    $215 per person after 1/1/18

    *Includes the Pre-Conference & Conference Registration for February 8th & 9th

    *All registrations are non-refundable

  • Golf Tournament-SOLD OUT



    *Feb. 7th: 8:30 am Shotgun start Golf Tournament
    18 hole Course | Shotgun start | Lunch to follow.
    Location: Crowne Plaza Phoenix Chandler Golf Resort

    5pm – 7pm Welcome Reception/Registration | Desk open | Golf awards presentation in the Hotel Ballroom

    *All registrations are non-refundable