Presentations, 2017 VSFA Convention & VT Nutritional Management "Cow College"

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  • Choosing the Right Liquid Feed for Your Calves
    Yohe, Taylor (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02-16)
    The primary messages of this presentation are that there are any good options for liquid diets to feed calves. One should stay away from unpasteurized waste milk! Pasteurized waste milk is a decent option, and it is, at the moment, unaffected by VFD. Feeding as close to whole milk with lower fat is the best option, and MR with high protein (25-28%) and low to mid fat (10-20% depending on season) with digestible nutrients is also a good option.
  • Use of High-Concentrate or High-Forage Diets for Transition Dairy Cows
    Grummer, Ric R. (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02-16)
    The objective of this presentation, which was given on February 16th during the 71st Annual Convention : 2017 Virginia State Feed Association & Nutritional Management “Cow” College, was to provide a historical review of research on feeding energy to transition cows.
  • Dairy Science Research at Virginia Tech
    Ferreira, Gonzalo (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02-16)
    VT Dairy Complex - Research Summary: • 3 intensive metabolic trials - 4 feeding trials - 2 in vitro digestibility trials - 3 rumen development trials - 2 animal behavior and welfare trials - 2 antibiotic resistance trials - 1 mammary gland physiology trial
  • Mycotoxins Management in Beef Cattle and Dairy: How to Control and Manage Them
    Asher, Randy (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02-16)
    This presentation, which was given on February 16th during the 71st Annual Convention : 2017 Virginia State Feed Association & Nutritional Management “Cow” College, covered the following topics: • Do we have a mycotoxin problem? • Can our herd problems be something else? • Conditions that magnify a mycotoxin problem • Determining the source of a mycotoxin problem • Treating the problem to maintain production and reproduction efficiencies • Managing and preventing future mycotoxin problems
  • The Road Ahead--Smooth or Rough?
    Olney, Todd (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02-15)
    The topics of this presentation, which was given on February 15th during the 71st Annual Convention : 2017 Virginia State Feed Association & Nutritional Management “Cow” College, include driver recruitment and retention, hours of service and electronic logs, technology, and regulatory influences.
  • First Fresheners: Getting Your Dairy Employees Off to a Good Start
    O'Rourke, Melissa (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02-15)
    The topics of this presentation, which was given on February 15th during the 71st Annual Convention : 2017 Virginia State Feed Association & Nutritional Management “Cow” College, include the importance of job analysis and descriptions, recruitment and selection considerations, and orientation and onboarding.
  • Milk Fatty Acid Composition to Support Management of Feeding, Health and Reproduction in Dairy Cows
    Barbano, Dave; Mellili, Caterina (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02-16)
    This presentation, which was given on February 16th during the 71st Annual Convention : 2017 Virginia State Feed Association & Nutritional Management “Cow” College, discusses the current status of precision management milk testing, what farmers want, an example of connecting analytical measures to meet dairy farmer needs, and future directions regarding farm management and sustainability.
  • An Update on Protein and Amino Acid Nutrition
    Hanigan, Mark D.; White, Robin R.; Arriola Apelo, Sebastian I.; Aguilar, Michelle; Castro, Juan; Estes, Kari; Myers, Adelyn; Feng, Xin (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02-16)
    Summary - AA are very, very important! - Representation of effects is complicated - Multiple AA - Energy - Hormones - Integrated response - Nyet on the barrel with broken staves - Can’t be done by guess and by golly - Excellent modeling progress - USDA funding was renewed - Look for a new model soon in theaters near you - Upgrade your optimizer skills
  • Milk Price Recovery or Not: Feeding and Management Strategies Facing Different Scenarios
    St-Pierre, Normand (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02-16)
    This presentation, which was given on February 16th during the 71st Annual Convention : 2017 Virginia State Feed Association & Nutritional Management “Cow” College, discusses big practices affecting milk prices, yearly changes in milk production, average annual dairy product values, and domestic and foreign dairy markets.
  • Management Techniques to Improve Silage Quality
    Muck, Rich (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02-16)
    This presentation, which was given on February 16th during the 71st Annual Convention : 2017 Virginia State Feed Association & Nutritional Management “Cow” College, describes management techniques to improve silage quality, specifically packing, sealing, feed out, and additives.
  • Mid-Atlantic Secure Milk Supply
    Paulson, Eric (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02-15)
    This presentation, which was given on February 15th during the 71st Annual Convention : 2017 Virginia State Feed Association & Nutritional Management “Cow” College, covers the following topics: FMD = National animal health emergency - Animal, product movement restrictions - Dairy industry: Just-in-time supply - Disrupted movement will impact normal business and raw milk supply - Pre-event planning critical to maintain dairy industry survival and control FMD.
  • Hay-based Diets for Horses: Matching Horse Type to Hay Type
    Suagee-Bedore, Jessica (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02-15)
    The topics of this presentation, which was given on February 15th during the 71st Annual Convention : 2017 Virginia State Feed Association & Nutritional Management “Cow” College, include horse biology and diversity within the species, the importance of forage in a horse’s diet, types of hays, and matching hay with nutrient needs.
  • Veterinary Feed Directive: Welcome to 2017
    Mills, Angela (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02-15)
    The regulatory environment changed January 1, 2017 for producers who wish to continue to use certain antibiotics in feed & water for animals. - Education is key to understanding the rules and how to maintain compliance. - Southern States Cooperative has a VFD Booklet available for customers, dealers and veterinarians.
  • Program : 71st Annual Convention : 2017 Virginia State Feed Association & Nutritional Management “Cow” College
    Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02)
    This document is the program - which contains a list of presenters, the titles of their presentations, and the times of these presentations - for the 71st Annual Convention of the 2017 Virginia State Feed Association Nutritional Management “Cow” College. This convention was held at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in Roanoke, VA from February 15-16, 2017.
  • Increasing the Demand & Consumption of Turkey
    Cooper, Gary (Virginia Tech. Department of Dairy Science, 2017-02-15)
    This presentation describes the Cooper Farms agricultural corporation, specifically its employees, company statistics, types of foods processed, locations of processing plants, pasteurization and gestation programs, and more.