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Florida Dairy Business Conference

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September 8, 2008 (Ocala, Florida)

Program agenda
Sponsors
The UF commitment to teaching, research and extension in a new era Joan Dusky, University of Florida
Crossbreeding opportunities Chad Dechow, Penn State University
Squeezing the most milk out of your feed dollars Randy Cragoe, Cragoe Consulting ,SD
Learning Chinese for fun and profit Jerry Dryer, Delray Beach, FL
Facing cow management decisions with the new cost of production on Southeast dairy farms Albert De Vries, University of Florida
Feeding your cows cheaper: perennial vs. annual forages Yoana Newman, University of Florida
Opportunities to enhance reproduction, cow health, an herd life within breed Chad Dechow, Penn State University
Redefining dairy herd efficiency in our new economic climate Randy Cragoe, Cragoe Consulting ,SD
Milk quality is more than SCC and SPC, it is now shelf life (slides) David Bray, University of Florida
DBAP report: effect of type of feeding system on costs of Southeast dairy farms Mary Sowerby, University of Florida

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October 22, 2007 (Ocala, Florida)

Program agenda
UF dairy science update Geoff Dahl, University of Florida
Cost of environmental regulations Russ Giesy, Univerity of Florida
Economics of pregnancy in dairy cows Albert De Vries, University of Florida
Can your dairy survive low milk prices? Greg Bethard, G&R Consulting, Virginia
Keep the "I" in community Scott Wallin, Dairy Farmers Inc., Florida
The only certainties in life are change and the hereafter John Folks, FL DACS, Tallahassee
Looking forward with an open mind Art Darling, Sunshine State Milk Producers
Change in inevitable, success is optional Dieter Krieg, Farmshine News Paper, PA
Dairy producer panel: Social issues and the future of our Southeastern dairy industry  

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September 11, 2006 (Ocala, Florida)

Program agenda
DBAP: planning for the future, a report of trend analysis Russ Giesy, University of Florida
Cost of milk production Tom Kriegl, Universy of Wisconsin
Farm of the future: potential for nutrient management systems Ann Wilkie, University of Florida
A comparison of three levels of heat stress control using dairy herd improvement (DHI) data Dan Webb, University of Florida
Economics of (non) seasonal milk production in Florida Albert De Vries, University of Florida
Dairy producer panel  

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September 14, 2005 (Ocala, Florida)

Speaker bios
Relative economic importance of increasing milk production, reproduction, and productive life Albert de Vries, University of Florida
Opportunities through expansion Robert Beauchamp, B&E CPA
Genetic trends & cows of the future Don Bennink, North Florida Holsteins
Future opportunties: update on cowpeat - potential market for part of your manure Roger Nordstedt, University of Florida

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October 27, 2004 (Ocala, Florida)

Program agenda
Udder financial stress and mooving out of it Scott Peelen, Tonie Moreno, Tom Ruggie
How should you be looking at feed cost? Brian Perkins, Monsanto
Economic feasibility of generating electricity from biogas Russ Giesy, University of Florida
DBAP 2003: What we have learned about your business Albert de Vries, University of Florida
Coping with milk price volatility Geoff Benson, North Carolina State University
Changes in consumer habits when choosing some dairy products Bob Degner, University of Florida
Cow comfort, what is really important Brian Perkins, Monsanto

PDHGA Southeast Region Fall Workshop (Lecanto, Florida)

Program agenda
Heifer economics Geoff Benson, North Carolina State University
Pregnancy rates in natural service and artificially inseminated dairy herds Albert de Vries, Carlos Risco, University of Florida

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October 22, 2003 (Ocala, Florida)

Program agenda
Monitoring your dairy heifer program Greg Bethard, G&R Consulting, Virginia
Keeping 'em out of the rough: practical solutions for reducing losses
from Hemorrhagic Bowel Syndrome in dairy cows
Steve Puttenney, Oregon State University
Herd replacement practices of Florida dairy farms Ben Butler, University of Florida
Cost of replacing cows and its effect on profitability of dairy farms Albert de Vries, University of Florida
Facility management considerations that impact profit Greg Bethard, G&R Consulting, Virginia
DBAP 2002 Preliminary Summary Arthur de Araujo, Albert de Vries, Russ Giesy

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