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50th Conference, April 9, 2014

Complete Proceedings (PDF, 5.57 MB)
Program
Avoiding the Two Greatest Silage Problems Adegbola Adesogan, University of Florida
Goals for My Udder Health Research Corwin Nelson, University of Florida
Management and Training of Dairy Personnel: Emphasis on Team Work and Performance Gustavo Schuenemann, The Ohio State University
Goals for My Program in Rumen Microbiology Tim Hackmann, University of Florida
Early Life Nutrition and Management Impacts Long-Term Productivity of Calves Mike Van Amburgh, Cornell University
Management Opportunities for Improving Profitability of SE Dairies: Where are the Real Dollars? Bruno do Amaral, Purina Animal Nutrition
Producer’s View of Staying Ahead in the Dairy Business: Strategy for Brooksco, Jeffco, and Westbrook Calvin Moody, Brooksco, Jeffco, and Westbrook farms
Producer’s View of Staying Ahead in the Dairy Business: Staying Ahead – Wisconsin Style Don Niles, Dairy Dreams LLC
Discussion: Staying Ahead in the Dairy Business Jose Santos, University of Florida
Brochure  

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49th Conference, March 16, 2013

Complete Proceedings (PDF, 2.25 MB)
Program
Animal welfare, societal concerns and implications for the Florida dairy
industry
Jan Shearer, Iowa State University
Feed price outlook and risk management for dairy producers Curt Lacy, University of Georgia
Trends in SE DHIA dairy industry and SE DHIA awards Ray West, Southeast DHIA
Genetic control of heat stress in dairy cattle Peter Hansen, University of Florida
Genetic selection opportunities to improve feed efficiency Chad Dechow, Penn State University
Our approach to speeding up development of the cow of the future Donnald Bennink, North Florida Holsteins
Virtual tour: M&B Products Inc. Dale McClellan, M & B Products
Speaker panel: Hot topics in the Florida dairy Industry Mary Sowerby, University of Florida
Brochure  

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48th Conference, March 21, 2012

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Program
Many Facets of Dairy Risk Management John VanSickle, University of Florida
Weighted Cost of Capital on Florida Dairy Farms Albert De Vries et al., Univ. of Florida
Florida and the Dairy Industry: “Four Key Areas” Calvin Covington, North Carolina
Evaluation of Cool-Season Forages That Maximize Forage Production and
Quality to Enhance Milk Production for Southeastern Dairies
Ann Blount, University of Florida
Impact of Dry Cow Cooling on Subsequent Performance and Health Geoff Dahl, University of Florida
What Does it Take? "500,000 SCC to <200,000 SCC" The Changes Made at the UF Dairy Unit Eric Diepersloot, Univ. of Florida
Effective Use of Standard Operating Procedures on Dairies to Improve Herd Health Fiona Maunsell, University of Florida
Appendix

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47th Conference, March 30, 2011

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Program
New Challenges, New Ideas: An Overview of Dairy Issues and Policies Leading to the 2012 Farm Bill Andrew Novakovic, Cornell Univ.
Producing Quality Milk in Florida David Bray, University of Florida
Florida Dairy Youth Programs Chris Holcomb, University of Florida
Identifying and Treating Uterine Disease in Dairy Cows Klibs Galvo, University of Florida
The Use of Technology for Improved Cow Health to Increase Production and Reproduction Eric Diepersloot, University of Florida
Dairy Lending: a Lender’s Perspective Jeffrey Spencer, Farm Credit of Florida
Feeding Cows with Increasing Feed Prices: Efficiencies, Feed Options, and Quality Control Charlie Stallings, Virginia Tech
Reproductive Programs for Florida Dairy Herds Jose Santos et al., Univ. of Florida
Appendix

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No meeting was held in 2010

46th Conference, April 28, 2009

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Program
Surviving Low Milk Prices Greg Bethard, North Carolina State Univ.
Environmental Challenges Ahead for the U.S. Dairy Industry Wendy Powers, Michigan State Univ.
Anaerobic Digester Feasibility Study and Business Plan Road Map for Dairy Farms in Florida (slides) William Jorgenson, SJH and Co.
The Five Key Factors in Transition Cow Management of Freestall Dairy Herds Ken Nordlund, Univ. of Wisconsin
Using Reproductive Records: Basics of Monitoring Mike Overton, University of Georgia
Toe Lesions in Dairy Cattle Jan Shearer, University of Florida
Lessons Learned from Grazing Dairies Steve Washburn, North Carolina State Univ.
Grazing and Alternative Dairy Production Systems (producer panel)
Appendix

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45th Conference, April 29, 2008

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Program
Feed Efficiency Opportunities with 2008 Feed Cost Michael Hutjens, University of Illinois
A.I. Technology is Changing Rapidly!! (Molecular Genetics and Sexed Semen) David Thorbahn, Select Sires
Florida Dairy Youth Program Update Brent Broaddus, University of Florida
Feeding Management to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Dairy Farms Robert James et al., Virginia Tech
Development of a High Fertility Timed Insemination Program for Dairy Heifers William W. Thatcher et al., University of Florida
Is Testing Cows for Disease Resistance a Practical Tool for Managing Health in Dairy cows? Jason De La Plaz et al., University of Florida
Effect of Rust Infestation on Silage Quality Adegbola Adesogan et al., University of Florida
Direct Comparison of Natural Service vs. Timed AI: Reproductive Efficiency and Economics Fabio Lima et al., University of Florida
Sexed Semen Economics Albert De Vries, University of Florida
Sire Selection and Use of Gender-Biased Semen: Producer Panel (producer panel)
Appendix
Pictures taken during Conference (PDF, 16.6 MB)

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44th Conference, May 1 - 2, 2007

Complete Proceedings (PDF, 2.7 MB)
Program
Hot Issues that Affect Milk Production (Inter)Nationally Steve Larson, Hoard's Dairyman, WI
Feeding Dairy Cows when Corn Prices are High Charles Staples, University of Florida
Improving Dairy Cow Fertility Through Genetics Peter Hansen, University of Florida
The Direction of Milk Marketing: from r-BST-Free to the Future of Federal Orders May Keough Ledman, Libertyville, IL
Employee Management for Producing Results on Your Dairy Jorge Estrada, Graham, WA
Employee Management (producer panel)
Appendix
Pictures taken during Conference (PDF, 39.9 MB)

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43rd Conference, May 2, 2006

Complete Proceedings (PDF, 3.3 MB)
Program
The South CAN Rise Again Jim Dickrell, Editor Dairy Today, MN
Genetics for the Future Southeast Dairy Industry Marjorie Faust, ABS Global, WI
Supply of Milk to Southeast Markets Calvin Covington, Southeast Milk, FL
Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for Dairy Cattle Management Dan Webb, University of Florida
Economic Considerations of Sexed Semen on Your Dairy Michael Overton, University of Georgia
Ranking Dairy Cows for Optimal Breeding Decisions Albert de Vries, University of Florida
How to Optimize Corn Silage Quality in Florida Adegbola Adesogan, University of Florida
Future of Milk Production in Florida (producer panel)
Appendix

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42nd Conference, May 3, 2005

Complete Proceedings (PDF, 0.3 MB)
Program and Awards
Frequent Milking in Early Lactation: Considerations for Implementation Geoff Dahl, University of Illinois
Crossbreeding: Why the Interest? What to Expect Les Hansen et al., University of Minnesota
How to Make the Most of My Multicultural Workforce Miguel Morales, Monsanto, CA
Reducing Variability in Your Breeding Program Using a Systematic Approach Richard Wallace, University of Illinois
Let There be Light: Photoperiod Management of Cows for Production and Health Geoff Dahl, University of Illinois
Update: Barn Cooling, Tunnel and Otherwise David Bray and Ray Bucklin, University of Florida
Recent SMI Check-Off Program and Project Summaries

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41st Conference, May 5, 2004

Complete Proceedings (PDF, 0.5 MB)
Program and Awards
Bedding Strategies in Free-stall Barns John Bernard, University of Georgia
Strategies for Dairying Success in the Future Richard Waybright, Mason Dixon Farms, PA
Latest on Tunnel Barns for Cow Comfort David Bray and Ray Bucklin, University of Florida
Can Dairy Farming be Profitable in 2010? Terry Smith, Dairy Strategies, WI
Under Construction: U.S. Animal Identification Program Glenn Smith, Ag Infolink, CO
Political Climate of BSE and COOL: How Does It Affect You at the Ranch? Bryan Dierlam, NCBA, Washington, DC
Have Marketing Plans Changed Given Ramifications of BSE? Randy Blach, Cattle-Fax, Inglewood, CO
Funded Check-Off Projects

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40th Conference, April 29-30, 2003

Complete Proceedings (PDF, 3.0 MB)
Program and Awards
State of Affairs in the FL Dairy Industry Calvin Covington, Southeast Milk, FL
Three Great Reasons for 3-A-Day of Dairy Michelle Cooper, Dairy Farmers Inc, FL
Transition Cow Management to Reduce Metabolic Disease and Improve Reproductive Management Jose Santos, University of California
Feeding Ryegrass Silage in the Southeast US John Bernard, University of Georgia
Fat Feeding Practices for Lactating Dairy Cows Charles Staples, University of Florida
Putting it All Together to Stay in Business Mary Beth Hall, University of Florida
Productive Life of Dairy Cows Albert de Vries, University of Florida
Cottonseed and Gossypol: Effects on Lactation, Reproduction and Health of Dairy Cattle Jose Santos et al., University of California
Feeding Whole Cottonseed in the 21st Century John Bernard, University of Georgia
Why Did You Do That? Roger Natzke, University of Florida
Effective Decision-Making Nick Place, University of Florida
DHIA Update Dan Webb, University of Florida

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39th Conference, April 30 - May 1, 2002

Complete Proceedings (PDF, 4.9 MB)
Program and Awards
State of Affairs in the FL Dairy Industry Calvin Covington, Southeast Milk, FL
Carrying the Message from the Farm to the Newsroom Michelle Cooper et al., Dairy Farmers Inc, FL
Trends in Today’s Genetics Bennet Cassell, Virginia Tech, VA
A Better Understanding of AI Ray Nebel, Virginia Tech, VA
Reproductive Management System – Field Observations Nic Schoenberger, ABS Global, FL
Management and Economics of Natural Service Bulls in Dairy Herds Carlos Risco, University of Florida
Should You Consider Crossbreeding? Bennet Cassell, Virginia Tech, VA
New Genes: Good and Bad Tim Olson, University of Florida
What is the Value of Getting a Cow Pregnant? Albert de Vries, University of Florida
DBAP Update Russ Giesy et al., University of Florida
Attendees of the 39th Annual Dairy Production Conference

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38th Conference, May 1-2, 2001

Complete Proceedings
Program and Awards
Dairy Investment and Risk Management Strategies: Stay Ahead of the Curves Marvin Hoekema, Dairy Strategies
Pocket Dairy @ Dairy Herd Management Software for the Palm PC Gary Griffin, DRPC, Raleigh, NC
New DHIA Tools to Evaluate Herds Using Benchmark Comparisons for Production, Reproduction, Udder Health, and Young Stock Dan Webb, University of Florida
Optimizing Feed Particle Size for Health and Performance Michael Hutjens et al., University of Illinois
Revisions in 2001 NRC Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle: How Changes May Affect Your Rations Mary Beth Hall, University of Florida
Mycoplasma Again Dave Bray et al., University of Florida
An Environmental Comparison of Two Year-round Forage Systems Under Dairy Effluent Irrigation in Suwannee River Area K.R. Woodard et al., UF/IFAS
PCDART Timed AI Program Bill Thatcher, Dan Webb, University of Florida

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37th Conference, May 2-3, 2000

Program and Awards
Dairy Programs Now In A New Department Of Animal Sciences F. Glen Hembry
History Of Dairy Programs At The University Of Florida C.J. Wilcox, H.H. Van Horn
Marketing Outlook P. Joseph Wright
DBAP98: Effect Of Type Of Feeding System On Costs Of Southeast Dairy Farms M. DeLorenzo, R. Giesy, M. Sowerby, et al.
Dairy Business Analysis Project: The Implications Of Herd Turnover On Profits Marvin Hoekema, R. Giesy, M. Sowerby, et al.
Reproductive Management Of Lactating Cows In 2000 Jeffrey Stevenson
New Strategies To Increase Pregnancy Rates W.W. Thatcher, F. Moreira, C.R. Risco
Florida Voluntary Johne’s Disease Herd Status Program Dix Harrell
Improving The Chances Of Pregnancy Of Lactating Dairy Cows Through Fat Supplementation C.R. Staples, W.W. Thatcher
The Real Cost Of  Digestive Upset M.B. Hall , K. S. Averhoff
What’s New In Mastitis David Bray
The Phosphorus Index Winston Tooke
Phosphorus And Manure H.H. Van Horn, M.B. Hall, Rick Lundquist, et al.
Pasture-Based Systems For Lactating Cows: Summary Of Five Years Of Research L.E. Sollenberger, C.R. Staples, B. Macoon, et al.
Forage Program At Shenandoah Dairy Ed Henderson
Quality Grass Silage Production Sutton Rucks

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36th Conference, May 4-5, 1999

Program and Awards
Milk Check- Off Program Review Roger Natzke
Summary Of A Decade Of Dairy Check-Off Research D.R. Bray, P.J. Hansen, W.W. Thatcher, et al.
Check-Off Committee Report Ron St. John, Woody Larson, Gerald Fieser
An "Outsider’s" Viewpoint Of The Florida Check-Off Program William Moore
Florida Dairy Industry Market & Policy Review William A. Thomas
Dairy Business Analysis Project: Critical Financial Performance Factors From Three Years Analysis Marvin J. Hoekema
Economic Implications Of New Nutrient Handling Systems On Florida Dairies: Example Collaboration Between Extension & Dbap Producers. R.G. Giesy, H.H. Van Horn, M.J. Hoekema
Mycotoxins and Their Effect On Dairy Cattle L.W. Whitlow, W.M. Hager, Jr
Nutritional Management Of The Transition Cow James K. Drackley

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35th Conference, May 5, 1998

Program and Awards
Striking A Balance: Protein Feeding & Performance Mary Beth Hall
Effects Of Gossypol From Whole Cottonseed On Lactation & Reproductive Performance Of Dairy Cows Carlos Risco
Heat Detection Methods For The Year 2000 Ray Nebel
Dairy Labor Management: Am I prepared? Carl Theunis
Florida Milk Production Costs: Dairy Business Analysis Project Marvin Hoekema et al.
Another Look At Timing Of A.I. Ray Nebel
Preliminary Estimates Of Nutrient Flow In Two Agricultural & Silvicultural Dominated Landscapes: The Mohawk & The Suwannee Norbert Jaworski, Leo J. Hetling
Nutritional Effects on Laminitis and Lameness in Dairy Cattle Art Donovan et al.

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34th Conference, April 8-9, 1997

Program and Awards
Future Possibilities For Dairy Herd Improvement: State, Regional & National D.W. Webb
Nutritional Management Of Transition & Fresh Cows For Optimal Performance David K. Beede
Rotational Grazing Of Lactating Holsteins In Summer Charles Staples, John H. Fike, et al.
Forage Components For The Optimum Ration M.B. Hall
Optimum Use Of Forage Rick Lundquist
Forage Quality Impacts Dairy Farms Profitability Paul E. Jones
Mycoplasma Mastitis D.R. Bray, J.K. Shearer, G.A. Donovan, et al.
Use and Economical Impact of Timed Insemination as a Reproductive Management Tool for Lactating Dairy Cows W.W. Thatcher, F. Moreira, C.A. Risco, et al.
Current Florida Milk Production Costs: The Dairy Business Analysis Project Marvin Hoekema, Russ Giesy, Pat Miller, et al.
Impact of Federal Order Reforms On the Southeast Dairy Industry A.J. Ortego, Jr.
Manure Issues: Identifying Nutrient Overload, Odor Research Report H.H. Van Horn
Engineering Your Farm To Cope With The New Florida Animal Husbandry Rule R.A. Nordstedt

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33rd Conference, April 9-10, 1996

Program and Awards
The 1996 Farm Bill Paul Halnon
Recent Changes In The Florida And Southeastern Dairy Market  William Thomas
Florida Perspective: Panel Discussion:  
FDFA Sam Swett
     FDFA Joe Wright
     TIDFA John Peachey
Superbrand Dairy Products Gene Smith
Factors Influencing The Incidence Of Lameness In Dairy Cattle J.K. Shearer, D.R. Bray, J.E. Umphrey, et al.
Feeding To Produce Or Avoid Acidosis Mary Beth Hall
Controlling Lameness In Dairy Cattle: Causes, Treatments, And Management For Prevention James E. Nocek
Evaluation Of Hoof Wear In Dairy Cattle On Varying Surfaces Art Donovan
PCDART Graphics Analysis Program D.W. Webb
Staying Afloat In An Era Of High Feed Prices Carl Coppock
Changing Environmental Regulations For Dairy Waste Management Mark Bardolph
Challenges And Opportunities Presented By a Proposed DEP Dairy Rule Art Darling
Agronomic Nutrient Applications Rates Jerry Kidder
Use Of Soil Amendments To Reduce Dairy Nutrient Contamination Of Phosphorus And Nitrates In Surface And Groundwater Dave Anderson
Scavenger Wells For Groundwater  Remediation and Protection On Dairy Farms Roger A. Nordstedt, George Demmy, et al.

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32nd Conference, April 11-12, 1995

Program and Awards
UF Dairy Program Review R.P. Natzke
Future Competitiveness Of The Florida Dairy Industry Joe Wright
Future Competitiveness Of The Florida Dairy Industry: Florida’s Dairy Marketing Outlook Don Bennink
Future Competitiveness Of The Southeastern And Florida Dairy Industries Hal Harris
Recent Changes In DHIA Production And Income Above Feed Costs D.W. Webb
Future Competitiveness Of Florida Dairy Industry: Farmer Outlook And Expectations Ron St. John
Intensive Rotational Grazing Dairy Systems Continue To Garner Interest C.R. Staples
Managing Winter Forages For Dairy Cattle Mike McCormick
Warm-Season Forages And Pasture Management For Dairy Cows L.E. Sollenberger, C.G. Chambliss, et al.
Dairymen’s Experiences With Intensive Grazing  Jonathan Lamb, Joe Nickerson
BST Panel R.P. Natzke
Experience With BST Dale Sauls
Experience With BST Don Bennink, Mike Carey
Effects Of Use Of Somatotrophic Hormone (BST) On Performance Of Dairy Cows: A Case Study In A Single Herd R.M. Roman, C.J. Wilcox, H.H. Head. D. Webb
Effect Of Bovine Somatotropin  On Body Condition Score Art Donovan
Bovine Somatotropin And Heat Stress P.J. Hansen
Ration Formulation: Some Risk/Benefit Decisions To Think About H.H. (Jack) Van Horn
Nutrition Consultants Panel On Diet Formulation Standards: Risk/Benefit Decisions Barney Harris, Jr., Rick Lundquist
Mastitis 1994-95: It’s Eating Our Lunch Again, Where Did We Go Wrong? D.R. Bray, J.K. Shearer, Hines Boyd, Dean Elliot
Nutrient Recoveries From Varied Year Round Applications Of Liquid Dairy Manure On Sprayfields G.L. Newton, J.C. Jonhson, Jr., J.G. Davis, et al.
Use Of Dairy Manure Effluent In A Rhizoma (Perennial) Peanut Based Cropping System For Nutrient Recovery And Water Quality Enhancement E.C. French, K.R. Woodard, D.A. Graetz, et al.
Recent Legal Cases Affecting Dairy Farmers Art Darling
Biological Control Of House Flies C.J. Geden
Prospects For Timed Insemination W.W. Thatcher, E.J-P. Schmidtt, J. Burke, et al.

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31st Conference, April 12-13, 1994

Program and Awards
Providing Florida a Competitive Advantage R.P. Natzke,
Where Are We Now With bST? Gary F. Hartnell, J. Estradam
What’s The Current Reproductive Status in Florida DHIA Herds? D.W. Webb,
What Factors Should Affect Reproductive Management Decisions? M.A. DeLorenzo
Conception Rates, Milk Yield and Semen Costs C.J. Wilcox, H.H. Head
What Reproductive Management Strategies Can Be Used To Meet Reproductive Objectives? W.W. Thatcher
Techniques For Maximizing Dry Matter Intake In High Producing Dairy Herds J.E. Umphrey, D.K. Beede,
Why We Decided To Build A New Grazing Dairy? F.T. Fries
Grazing For Lactating Cows – A Step Ahead or Two Steps Back? C.R. Staples, H.H. Van Horn, L.E. Sollenberger
Water: The Most Important Nutrient For Dairy Cattle D.K. Beede
Environmental Modifications For Reducing Summer Stress On Florida Dairy Farms D.R. Bray, D.K. Beede, M.A. Delorenzo, et al.
Estimating Environmental Risks of Nutrient Losses from Agricultural and Urban Sources H.H. Van Horn, D.R. Sloan, W.E. Kunkle, et al.
Analysis Of Waste-Water Effluent  From Dairies In The Suwannee Valley Of Florida R.N. Gallagher, T.A. Lang, H.H. Van Horn
Use of Dairy Manure Effluent In Rhizoma (Perennial) Peanut Based Cropping System For Nutrient Recovery and Water Quality Enhancement E.C. French, K.R. Woodard, D.A. Graetz, et al.
Assessing and Correcting Effects of Mycotoxins L.W. Whitlow, W.H. Hagler Jr.
Effect of Oral Calcium Treatment On Blood Calcium and pH In Postpartum  Dairy Cows Affected With Retained Fetal Membranes C.A. Risco, K Teschke, J. Elliot, D.K. Beede
Operations and Economic Models For Large Milking Parlors C.V. Thomas

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30th Conference, April 28-29, 1993

Program and Awards
Dairy Farming In The 21st Century Jim Dickrell
Coping With Challenges Under The Texas Conditions Donald De Jong
Quality Assurance Programs For Milk and Dairy Beef Jan Shearer
Internal Parasites Of Dairy Cattle Charles Courtney
Environmental Modifications For Reducing Summer Stress On Florida Dairy Farms Dave Bray, D.K. Beede, M.A. DeLorenzo et al.
Electronic Identification and Computerized Production Recording Dale Eade
Milking Parlor Identification and Weighing Techniques On Gore’s Dairy Fred Gore
Milking Parlor Identification System Makes For More Effective Management Donald Bennink
Characterization Of Dairy Herd Performance In Florida and The Southern U.S. Using DHIA Data Dan Webb
National Forces Affecting Milk Price and Price Regulations Al Ortego
Reproductive Management Decisions To Optimize Herd Fertility WilliamThatcher, Carlos Risco
Volatile Emissions From Animal Production Systems H.H Van Horn, A.C. Wilkie, M.D. Overt et al.
Laboratory Research Investigating New Biological Control Agents Of The House Fly Musca domestica R.R. Coler, J.H. Frank

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29th Conference, April 14-16, 1992

Program and Awards
Dairy Science 1991 Roger P. Natzke
Update On  The Status Of The Southeast Dairy Farmer’s Federation James R. Box
Comparison of Corn, Sorghum, Bermudagrass, and Dwarf Elefphand Grass Silages in Three Forage-To-Concentrate Ratios for Lactating Dairy Cows Charles R. Staples, Ted M. Ruiz, et al.
Mycotoxin Contamination In Dairy Rations Lon W. Whitlow
The Effect of Increasing Levels of Alfalfa Hay in Corn silage Diets Supplemented with Whole Cottonseed and/or Animal Tallow, on the Production Response of Lactating Dairy Cows. William A. Smith, B. Harris Jr., H.H. Van Horn
Regulation Of Ovarian Follicle Dynamics And Implications As Related To Fertility And Cystic Ovaries William W. Thatcher
Effect of Undegraded Protein On Milk Production and Nitrogen Excretion H.H. Van Horn, Tomlinson
Environmental Modifications For Reducing Summer Stress On Florida Dairy Farms David R. Bray
Comparison of Four Magnesium Oxide Sources Each Fed At Three Dietary Concentrations To Lactating Cows David Beede, G.G. Davalos, M. Hirchert
Grazing Systems For Raising Dairy Replacement Heifers On Bermudagrass Pasture: Animal, Plant and Soil Responses Bruce Mattews, L.E. Sollenberger, C. R. Staples
Incorporation Of Alfalfa Hay Into Five Different Roughage Based Diets For Lactating Dairy Cows Charles Staples, Eduardo Bernal, et al.
Forage & Silage Production From Seeded Pearl Millet-Dwarf Elephant grass Hybrids Stanley C. Shanck
Worm Control In Dairy Cattle Charlie Courtney
Biology & Control Of External Parasites On Dairy Animals Jerry F. Butler
Economic Impact Of Complying With The Dairy Rule On Okeechobee Dairies John Holt et al.

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28th Conference, April 9-10, 1991

Program and Awards
Dairy Science 1990 Roger P. Natzke
Perspective On The Dairy Industry Or How The Industry Looks From Here Ewing H. Row
Regulation Of Dairy Waste Mark Bardolph
Re-Engineering For Effective Waste Management In The 90’s A.B. (Del) Bottcher
Recycling Liquid Dairy Cattle Waste To Sustain Annual Triple Crop Production Of Forages J.C. Johnson, G.L. Newton, J.L. Butler
Economic Implications Of Changing Milk Composition With Nutrition H.H. (Jack) Van Horn, K.C. Bachman
Market Techniques And Strategies For Using Feed Commodities R.L. Utterback
Feed and Leg Problems In Florida Dairy J.K. Shearer
Use Of Animal Protein By-Products For Feeding Dairy Cattle B. Harris, Jr
Dietary Cation-Anion Difference (Electrolyte Balance) In Late Pregnancy D.K. Beede, C. Wong, G.A. Donovan, et al.
Regulation Of Ovarian Follicle Development In The Postpartum Period: Effects of Lactation, Energy Balance And Diet Formulation W.W. Thatcher, C.R. Staples, et al.
Future Opportunities For Protecting Embryos From Heat Stress P.J. Hansen, A.D. Ely, M. Drost
Incidence And Treatment Of Abnormal Postpartum Ovarian Function In Dairy Cows L.F. Archbald, S.N. Norman, E.L. Bliss et al.
Environmental Modification Update D.R. Bray, D.K. Beede et al.
Florida 4-H Dairy Youth And Dairy Science Undergraduate Program Update J.E. Umphrey

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27th Conference, April 10-11, 1990

Program and Awards
Dairy Science Report: Major Advances in the Last Year Roger Natzke
Impact of the New Farm Bill on the Dairy Industry James Mulhern
Biotechnology in Animal Production Frank Simmen
Nutrition of the High Producing Cow W. Chalupa,J. Ferguson, D. Galligan
Reproductive Herd Health Program in Large Dairy Herds C.A. Risco
Controlled Reproductive Management W. Thatcher, J. Van Cleef, J. Savio
Dairy Waste Regulations in the 90’s (Outline) W. Art Darling
Dairy Manure Management: Excretion by the Cow and Potential Uptake by Multiple Cropping H.H. Van Horn
Environmental Modification update D. Bray, D. Wolfenson, R. Giesy
Milking Parlor for the Future Dennis Armstrong
Dairy Manure Management: Partitioning Excretion and Developing Land Application Budgets H.H. Van Horn
Heat Stress and Dry Period Management Effects on Subsequent Reproduction and Lactational Performance of High Yielding Cows in Israel D. Wolfenson, I. Flamenbaum, et. al.
The Effect of a Microbial Inoculant and/or Supplemental Sugars on the Fermentation and Aerobic Stability of Bermudagrass Ensiled at Two Moisture Contents R. Umana, C. Staples, D. Bates, et. al.

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26th Conference, May 2-3, 1989

Complete Proceedings
Program
Awards Presented at the Dairy Production conference Banquet, Awards, Sponsors and Displays List
Dairy Science Department 1988-1989 “Change” Roger P. Natzke
Measuring the Impact of Milk Promotion Dollars Olan D. Forker, Cornell University and University of Florida
Getting Ready for Bovine Somatotropin C. E. Coppock, Texas A&M University and The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Will Dairy Cows Respond to BST in The Tropics and Subtropics? G. F. Hartnell and R. J. Collier, Monsanto Agricultural Company
Florida On-Farm Experience With BST Roger P. Natzke, Mary Russell and Francois Elvinger, University of Florida
Solubility of Magnesium From Feed Grade Sources in an In Vitro Ruminal + Abomasal System D. K. Beede, E. M. Hirchert, D. S. Lough, W. K. Sanchez and C. Wang, University of Florida
Heat Stress Research on Embryo Survival: Concepts Related to Superovulation, Embryo Transfer and Heat Stress William W. Thatcher, Maarten D. Drost, University of Florida
Cooling Ponds and Milk Quality D. R. Bray, M. A. DeLorenzo, F. C. Elvinger, D. K. Beede, J. K. Sheare, P. A. Reed, J. Boosinger, University of Florida and Division of Dairy Industry
Hay – Feeding Methods and Hay Type on Lactating Dairy Cow Performance      C. R. Staples, M. C. Lucy, W. W. Thatcher, D. Hissem, and D. S. Lough, University of Florida
Cost and Returns from Selected Florida Dairy Farms Daniel W. Webb, University of Florida
Reducing the Likelihood of Environmental Problems W. Arthur Darling, Dairy Farmers, Inc.
Environmental Regulation and Dairy Farms DER’s Perspective Richard M. Harvey, Division of Water Facilities Department of Environmental Regulation
Florida Department of Environmental Regulation  
Past and Current Research on Dairy Waste Management Roger A. Nordstedt, University of Florida
Phosphorus Levels in Soils of Selected lake Okeechobee Watershed Dairies Donald A. Graetz, University of Florida

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21st Conference, May 1-2, 1984

Complete Proceedings
Program
Awards Presented at the Dairy Production conference Banquet, Awards, Sponsors and Displays List
Muzzling the Milk Maligners C. Bronson Lane, Dairy & Food Nutrition Council of Florida
Facilities for Handling, Storing and Processing Feedstuffs on the Farm George Richardson
Effects of Growth Hormone on Milk Yield in Cattle Robert J. Collier, University of Florida
Tremendous Differences Exist in Economic Efficiency of Dairy Farms John W. Siebert, University of California -- Davis
Conceptus Survival in Cattle W. W. Thatcher, J. Mc Dermott, J. J. Knickerbocker, W. Bradley, M. Drost and J. Martin, University of Florida, Larson Dairy, Inc.
Dairy Science Department Activities Roger P. Natzke, University of Florida
Summary of Early Calving Studies C. J. Wilcox and N. A. Simerl, University of Florida
What’s New in Milk Management D. R. Bray, University of Florida
Impact of Federal Dairy Legislation on the Florida Dairy Industry Paul Halnon, USDA Market Administrator
Dairy Farm Applications For Microcomputers Dan W. Webb, University of Florida
Economics of Grouping Cows for More Effective management and Feeding Barney Harris, Jr. University of Florida

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18th Conference, May 5-7, 1981

Complete Proceedings
Program
Awards Presented at the Dairy Production conference Banquet, Awards, Sponsors and Displays List
Predicting Dairy – Production, Politics and Promotion in the 80’s Bill Boardman, Dairy Farmers, Inc.
IFAS Programs in a Period of Transition Ken Tefertiller, University of Florida
Management Programs and Techniques Used in Some Top California Dairies D. L. Bath, University of California, Davis
DART – A New Computer Program for Dairy Herd Management Dan W. Webb, University of Florida
Non-Surgical Embryo Transplantation for Dairy Cattle Robert A. Godke and Charles R. Looney, Louisiana State University
Wetlands Regulations and Their Impact on Land Utilization L. B. Baldwin, University of Florida
Multicropping Corn and Sorghum for Silage in South Florida P. Mislevy, C. L. Dantzman, W. Prevatt, A. J. Overman, F. A. Johnson, and G. M. J. Horton
Legumes for Forage and Hay D. W. Jones, University of Florida
Key Factors to Storing and Feeding Quality Silage Barney Harris, Jr. University of Florida
Effect of Heat Stress on the Potassium Needs of Lactating Cows Fed Complete Mixed Rations David K. Beede, Paul C. Mallonée, and Robert J. Collier, University of Florida
The Importance of A good Milking Management Program R. P. Natzke, Cornell University

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17th Conference, May 6-7, 1980

Complete Proceedings
Program
Awards Presented at the Dairy Production conference Banquet
Problems Associated in Maintaining Quality Milk on The Farm James J. Jezeski, University of Florida
Potential of Heat Recovery Units on Milk Refrigeration Equipment D. E. Buffington and C. D. Baird, University of Florida
Update On Effective Mastitis Control Methods Don P. Wesen, North Carolina State University
Mastitis – The Problem Herd R. K. Braum, University of Florida
Setting Goals For Effective Management Dan W. Webb, University of Florida
Budgeting For Successful Management John Holt and Bryan E. Melton, University of Florida
A Nutritional Program For High Herd Barney Harris, Jr., University of Florida
The use of Buffers in Rations for Dairy Cattle David R. Mertens, University of Georgia
Update on Brucellosis Paul Nicoletti, University of Florida
Effect of Heat Stress on Dairy Cattle Performance A. Physiological Aspects R. J. Collier, University of Florida
Effects of Heat Stress on Dairy Cattle Performance B. Genetic Aspects C. J. Wilcox, University of Florida
Synchronization of Dairy Heifers with Prostaglandin F2α: Current Update William W. Thatcher and Robert M. Eley, University of Florida
Formation and Action of Dairy Science Department Advisory Committee H. H. Van Horn, University of Florida

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16th Conference, May 1-2, 1979

Complete Proceedings
Program
Banquet Guest Speaker Louis Larson, National Milk Producers Federation
Effects of Service Sire on Performance of the Cow After Calving W. W. Thatcher, C. J. Wilcox, R. J. Collier and H. H. Head, University of Florida
A Herd Reproductive Health Program Maarten Drost, University of Florida
Epidemiology of Bovine Leukemia Virus Infection in Dairy Cattle Michael J. Burridge, University of Florida
Brucellosis and Research Update Paul Nicoletti, University of Florida
USDA STOP Program in Dairy Cows Grace Clark, Residue Evaluation and Surveillance Division USDA
Problems Associated With Producing Quality Milk James J. Jezeski, University of Florida
Using Different Fiber Sources, Feed Additivies, and Masonex in Complete Feeds Barney Harris, University of Florida
Common Florida Shade Management Systems to Reduce Heat Stress R. J. Collier, University of Florida
Preventive Medicine Program for Dairy Calves R. Kenneth Braun, University of Florida
Computerized Cost Accounting Farm Records Ron Muraro, FACTS Ag.
Using the DHI Herd Summary to Analyze Herd Progress Dan W. Webb, University of Florida
Dairy Science Update H. H. Van Horn, University of Florida

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15th Conference, May 2-3, 1978

Complete Proceedings
Program
Outlook and Impact for Dairying in Florida Ralph Eastwood, University of Florida
Moldy Feed, Mycotoxins and Cattle Production G. T. Edds, University of Florida
The Economic Impact of Adult Vaccination Upon Florida Dairy Herds Paul Nicoletti, USDA
Preventative Programs for TB and Johne’s Diseases in Dairy Herds Bruce Abbitt, University of Florida
Self-feeding Dairy replacements Under Dry Lot Conditions A. H. Rakes, North Carolina State University
Heat Stress Indices in Holstein and Jersey Cattle R. J. Collier, University of Florida
Factors Affecting Frequency of Blind Quarters in the Dairy Research Herd M. C. Duraẽs, C. J. Wilcox, H. H. Van Horn, Emprêsa Brasileira de Pesquisas Agropecuárias and University of Florida 
Protein Needs for Lactation Better Defined H. H. Van Horn, University of Florida
Suggestive Signals Indicating Problems in Feeding B. Harris, University of Florida
What’s New in Frequency of Milking Cows D. W. Webb and H. H. Head, University of Florida

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13th Conference, May 4-5, 1976

Complete Proceedings
Program
The Status of Brucellosis Research and Programs in Florida Paul Nicoletti, USDA
Cost, Capacity and Management of Forage Harvesting, Handling and Storage Systems Allen R. Rider, Oklahoma State University
Feeding Dairy Calves and Heifers Barney Harris, Jr. University of Florida
Health Programs for Raising Dairy Replacements G. W. Meyerholz, University of Florida
Raising Replacements at Bassett’s Dairy Farm Wilmer Bassett, Bassett’s Dairy Farm
Raising Dairy Heifers at Larson Dairy, Inc. Louis E. Larson, Larson Dairy
Genetic Considerations for Raising Replacement Heifers Dan W. Webb, University of Florida
How Dairy Cooperatives Differ From Ordinary Business Owen K. Hallberg, American Institute of Cooperation
Estate Planning for Dairymen R. C. Wells, North Carolina State University
Evaluation of Shade Structure on Lactation and Reproductive Performance W. W. Thatcher, H. Roman-Ponce, and D. E. Buffington, University of Florida
How Much Can You Afford to Pay For Semen? C. J. Wilcox, University of Florida
Report on Dairy Science Department Review H. H. Van Horn, University of Florida

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11th Conference, April 30-May 1, 1974

Complete Proceedings
Program
What’s Ahead for Dairy Farmers? Eugene C. Meyer, Hoard’s Dairyman
National Trends in Record Management Programs for large Dairy Herds Frank D. Murrill, National DHI
Some Necessary Tools for Getting and Using Credit John Holt, University of Florida
The Strategy and Economics of Mastitis Control W. Nelson Philpot, Louisiana State University
Potassium, Magnesium, and Sulfur in Dairy Nutrition D. J. Thompson, International Minerals and Chemical Corporation
EPA’s New Guidelines in Dairy Waste Management L.B. Baldwin, University of Florida
Potential Application of Prostaglandin F2a (PGF2a) in Cattle for Ovulation Control J. R. Chenault and W. W. Thatcher, University of Florida
The Total Aspects of Poultry Litter and Cow Wastes as Feed Ingredients J. P. Fontenot, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Liquid Supplements for Dairy Cattle L. W. Whitlow, S. P. Marshall and H. H. Van Horn, University of Florida
Effective Cow Traffic and Grouping Patterns at Roberts Dairy Art Graden, Roberts Dairy
Environmental and Management Factors Which affect Conception Rate F. C. Gwazdauskas, C. J. Wilcox and W. W. Thatcher, University of Florida
Colostrum and Its Importance to the Newborn Calf B. Harris, University of Florida
Raising Dairy Calves Under Various Housing and Management Systems H. H. Van Horn, M. B. Olayiwole, C. J. Wilcox and J. M. Wing, University of Florida

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9th Conference, May 10-11, 1972

Complete Proceedings
Program
The New Veterinary college and Its Supporting Role to the Dairy Industry Charles E. Cornelius, University of Florida
Merger and consolidation of Florida Dairy Cooperatives Revisited Ralph Eastwood, University of Florida
Efficiency in Rotary Milking Parlors Dennis Armstrong, Michigan State University
Milking Equipment and Mastitis Fred Gore
Advantages of  Co-ops Establishing and Enforcing Their Own Quality Standards Dave Greenawalt, Farmbest
Accuracy of Regulatory Tests in Maintaining Quality Milk K. L. Smith, University of Florida
Safe Use of Antibiotics and Drugs in Herd Health Programs G. W. Meyerholz, University of Florida
Brucellosis and the Dairy Herd N. E. Schultz, Animal and Plant Health Service Veterinary Services
Estrus Synchronization of Dairy Heifers and Cows with MGA W. W. Thatcher and L. A. Chow, University of Florida
Inducing Lactation with Hormones H. H. Head, University of Florida
A Program to Combat Virus Diseases in Dairy Herds E. C. Harland, University of Florida
Different Levels of Sugarcane Bagasse Pellets in Complete Rations with and Without Bentonite or Supplemental Hay S. P. Marshall, University of Florida
Input Data for Dairy Management Decisions Dan W. Webb, University of Florida

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8th Conference, May 11-12, 1971

Complete Proceedings
Program
Aim and Goals of the University of Florida Dairy Science Department H. H. Van Horn, University of Florida
Progress Report and Current Concepts Dairy Waste Disposal Research and Design Procedures L. B. Baldwin, University of Florida
Current Status of Pesticides John R. Strayer, University of Florida
The Role of Large Coops in Marketing Milk William A. Powell, Mid-America Dairymen, Inc.
Quality Milk Panel Arthur P. Graden, Roberts Dairy, Inc.
Producing Quality Milk on Our Farms L. E. Larson, Larson Dairy, Inc.
Quality milk Panel Val Massey, Massey’s Dairy
Quality Milk Production Don Hanson, Bassett’s Dairy Farm
Milk Quality Concerns at the Farm Level C. Bronson Lane, University of Florida
Recent Developments in Milking Equipment and Current Recommendations R. L. Severson, De Laval Separator Company
Milking Management for Maximum Profit Aubrey Wisdom, Ross-Holm Automated Milking Systems
Sugarcane Bagasse Pellets and Cottonseed Hulls As Roughage Sources in Complete Rations for Lactating Cows S. P. Marshall, University of Florida

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7th Conference, May 12-13, 1970

Complete Proceedings
Program
Panel Discussion, Waste Disposal & Florida Quality Milk Council Program
The Regulatory Phases of the Abnormal Milk Program J. B. Strickland
Prevention of Intramammary Infections by Following a Teat Dipping Program W. W. Thatcher, University of Florida
Plans for a Veterinary College at the University of Florida G. T. Edds, University of Florida
Vaccination of Dairy Cattle E. C. Harland
Effective Use of DHIA As Seen By A DHIA Supervisor Herbert Wright, West Coast DHIA Supervisor
Ingredients of High Income Dairy Operation Panel John Holt, University of Florida
Statement to People Attending Seventh Annual Florida Dairy Production Conference Louis E. Larson
The Ingredients of A High Income Dairy Operation Val Massey
The Ingredients of A High Income Dairy Operation W. W. Bassett, Bassett’s Dairy
My Experiences as Florida Dairy Princess Cecilia Rowe
Motivating Employees to High Performance Ralph A. Eastwood, University of Florida
Automation in Cow Milking Dennis Armstrong, Michigan State University
Research Report: Genetic Selection for Protein In The Dairy Cow C. J. Wilcox, University of Florida
Dedication of New Milking Facility, Dairy Research Unit E. L. Fouts, C. B. Browning, Gerald Toms, and E. T. York Jr., University of Florida

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6th Conference, May 13-14, 1969

Complete Proceedings
Program
Tampa IDFA Labor Program Riley Hogan, Tampa Independent Dairy Farmers Association, Inc.
Maintaining an Insecticide–Free Milk Supply John Strayer, University of Florida
Abnormal Milk – Relationship of Leucocyte Count K. L. Smith, University of Florida
The Total Program Concept of Mastitis Control G. W. Meyerholz, University of Florida
Response of Dairymen to Misinformation on Milk Elwood W. Speckmann, National Dairy Council
Dairy Princess Activities  
How to Select Sires for Greatest Herd Improvement C. J. Wilcox, University of Florida
The New Machine DHIA Records: What They Are C. W. Reaves, Extension Dairyman
How DHIA Helps Me In Herd Management Lillian Hammond
How DHIA Helps Me In Herd Management Robert Butler
Is Corn Silage a Potential Cash Crop for Corn Growers? D. W. Jones, University of Florida
Post Calving Treatments To Improve Conception Fred C. Neal, University of Florida

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5th Conference, May 7-8, 1968

Complete Proceedings
Program
The Present Status of Legislation Concerning Imitation and Filled Milk Jack Dodd, State Department of Agriculture
Routes of Action for Dairymen in Relation to Imitation and Filled Milk Gerald G. Quackenbush, American Dairy Association
Exploring Alternate Pricing Systems for Farmers’ Milk in Florida Ralph A. Eastwood, University of Florida
Feasibility and Value of A Statewide Equalization Milk Plant James E. Click, Maryland-Virginia Milk Producers’ Association
Status and Objectives of The Florida Quality Milk Council C. B. Browning, University of Florida
A Survey of Leucocyte Counts of Milk in Florida Hugh F. Butner, Florida State Board of Health
Louisiana’s Experience With A Statewide Abnormal Milk Program Buck Green, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service
Some Labor Management Practices on Florida Dairy Farms Charles L. Anderson, Florida Agricultural Extension Service
What The Electronic Machine DHIA Records Provide V. H. Lytton, North Carolina State University
Application of DHIA Records to Herd Management for Increasing Profits George Hyatt Jr., North Carolina State University
Changes In Florida Feed Industry to Meet Dairymen’s Needs J. A. Riley, Hughes Feed & Grain Co.
Group Feeding Cows for Economic Milk Production Barney Harris, Jr.

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