• Golf Tournament & Feed Program Session
    Wednesday February 5th
    8:30 am - Lunch to Follow
    Crown Plaza Phoenix Chandler Golf Course
    The 2020 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

    1:00 pm Conference Registration opens

    5-7:00 pm Welcome Reception/Registration | Desk open | Golf awards presentation @ Ballroom
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Feed Program Software Training Session
    Feed Program Software companies are coming to SWNC to share how to use their programs on dairies, what those programs are capable of to help you do your job better on dairies.

    Participating Programs:

    Feed Watch from Valley Ag Software

    One Feed from MILC Group

    Feed Supervisor from Supervisor Systems

    EZfeed from Amelicor

    2:00-3:00 pm Programs will be presented for 15-20 minute intervals.

    3:00-4:00 pm Breakout session #1- choose the first program you would like to visit.

    4:00-5:00 pm #2- choose the second program you would like to learn more about.

    5:00-7:00 Opening Reception and Golf Awards
  • Day One
    February 6th
    8:00am - 12:00pm
    Zinpro Pre-Conference Symposium
    7:30 am Registration Desk Opens. Sponsor – Zinpro.

    8:00 am "Introduction and Welcome"

    Dr. Mike Socha
    Zinpro Perfomance Minerals

    8:10 am “Chemical Foundations of the Metal Amino Acid Complex”
    Dr. Cory Kending

    Zinpro Performance Minerals

    9:00 am "One-carbon Metabolism during the Transition Period: Linking Nutritional Physiology with Performance and Health"
    Dr. Juan Loor
    University of Illinois

    9:50 am Break

    10:10 am "Prevention of Lameness from a Nutritional Point of View"
    Dr. Daryl Kleinschmit
    Zinpro Performance Minerals

    11:00 am "Using Whole Farm Efficiencies to Discover Increased Milk Margin Despite Challenging Economic Times"
    Dr. Mike Brouk
    Kansas State University

    11:50 am Closing
    Dr. Mike Socha
    Zinpro Performance Minerals

    12:00 pm Adjourn.
    1:30pm - 7:00pm
    1:30 pm "How is the 2019 Corn Silage Going to Feed"
    Dr. John Goeser
    Research and Innovation Director
    Rock River Laboratory

    2:10 pm "Dietary Protein and Troubleshooting Low Milk Protein"
    Dr. Ranga Appuhamy
    Assistant Professor
    Iowa State University

    2:50 pm Break/refreshments.

    3:20 pm "New Insights into Dietary Energy"
    Dr. Mike VandeHaar
    Michigan State University

    4:10 pm "Feed and Animal Factors Effecting Feed Intake"
    Dr. Mike Allen
    Michigan State University

    5-7:00 pm Wine & Cheese Reception sponsored by Zinpro
  • Day Two
    February 7th
    8:00am - 12:00pm
    Conference Day 2
    8:00 am "How's a Nutritionist to Decide on All of the Different By-Pass Products?
    Dr. Adam Lock
    Associate Professor
    Michigan State University

    8:40 am "The High Fertility Cycle – How BCS Changes Affect Fertility"
    Dr. Paul Fricke
    University of Wisconsin

    9:20 am "Strategies to Modulate the Immune System in Early Lactation to Maximize Transition Cow Performance" Dr. Rodrigo Bicalho
    Associate Professor
    Cornell University

    10:00 am Breaks and Refreshments

    10:40 am "Feeding Dairy Calves and Heifers to Maximize Future Productivity and Profitability"
    Dr. Bob Corbett
    Dairy Health Consultation

    11:20 am "Re-Evaluating Transition Cow Hypophagia, Subclinical Hypocalcemia and Hyperketonemia"
    Dr. Lance Baumgard
    Iowa State University

    12:00 pm Conference concludes.