Dr Geoff Dahl, presenting from Bari Italy, discusses the carryover effects of heat stress during the dry period.
Dr Niles Jennett, DVM, founding partner of Dairy Veterinary Services and newly joined to the Progressive Dairy Solutions team, looks beyond the ration with guidelines and protocols he uses to help improve efficiency, health, and profitability on his clients’ farms.
Dr Akira Saito gave a presentation about using milk replacer in automatic feeding systems. He has also done considerable work with Waygu and Waygu-cross calves to improve growth and later performance. Dr Mike Van Amburgh and Dr Jim Drackley joined Dr Saito for the presentation question and answer period.
Dr Mike Van Amburgh, professor at Cornell University, gave a talk that discussed some components, which he referred to as bioactive factors,
Dr Rick Grant, President of The Wm H Miner Institute, spoke about the relationships between undigested fiber, primarily forage, (uNDF240) and physically effective fiber at that same time point (peuNDF240).