49th Florida Dairy Production Conference

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

9:45 AM – 5:00 PM

Alto Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center
2142 Shealy Drive

Gainesville, Florida

 

 

Conference Agenda

 

   9:00 AM  Registration

Presiding – Klibs Galvaõ, University of Florida

   9:45

Welcome and IFAS update Geoffrey Dahl, University of Florida

10:00

Welfare implications for the Florida dairy industry – Jan Shearer, Iowa State University

10:45

Feed price outlook and risk management for dairy producers – Curt Lacy, University of Georgia

11:30

Trends in the SE DHIA dairy industry and SE DHIA awards – Ray West, Southeast DHIA

12:00 PM  Luncheon

Presiding – David Bray, University of Florida

  1:00

Genetic control of heat stress in dairy cattle - Peter Hansen, University of Florida

  1:40

Genetic selection opportunities to improve feed efficiency – Chad Dechow, Pennsylvania State University

  2:30

Refreshment Break

  3.00

Our approach to speeding up development of the cow of the future Don Bennink, North Florida Holsteins

  3:45

Virtual tour: M&B Products Inc. – Dale McClellan, M&B Products Inc.

  4:15

Speaker panel: Hot topics in the Florida dairy industry – Mary Sowerby,  University of Florida

  4:55

Wrap-up

  5:00

 

Reception – Hors d’oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages and beer are available.

 

 

Registration

Your registration fee for the Dairy Production Conference includes the program, one copy of the proceedings, refreshment breaks, and the luncheon. Registration fees: Early registration ending on March 31: $60 per person.  In April or at the door: $90 per person.  To register, please visit http://dairy.ifas.ufl.edu (using EventBrite credit card registration) or contact Sabrina Robinson by phone (352) 392-1958, ext. 250 or email sbro@ufl.edu. Registration fees will be collected by check, cash or credit card at the registration table of the conference.

 

Conference Location

The 49th Florida Dairy Production Conference will be held in the Alto Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center on 2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, next door to the Animal Sciences Building and across the street from the UF Veterinary Hospital. Plenty of parking space is available.

 

Directions to the Straughn Extension Center:  From I-75, take Exit 384 (Archer Road) and turn east towards campus; travel 2.5 miles and V off to the right onto SW 16th Ave; proceed to the first light (Shealy Drive) and turn right onto Shealy Drive (the College of Veterinary Medicine will be on your left as you turn); the Straughn Extension Center will be on your right about a block down on Shealy Drive.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors have the choice of three sponsorship packages to support the Florida Dairy Production Conference.

 

Bronze Sponsorship is $250. Sponsors may submit educational and product information for inclusion in packets for all registrants.  Registration and the opportunity to set up a booth are not included.

 

Silver Sponsorship is $400. In addition to one free registration, sponsors may submit educational and product information for inclusion in packets for all registrants. Silver sponsors also may set up a booth.

 

Gold Sponsorship (speaker sponsor, or break sponsor) is $750. Benefits are the option to add material to packets, two free registrations, and special recognition. Gold sponsors also may set up a booth.

 

Sponsors may visit http://dairy.ifas.ufl.edu (using EventBrite credit card payments for sponsorships). For more information regarding sponsorship or to become a sponsor, please contact Jose Santos at (352) 392-1958 ext. 251 or e-mail jepsantos@ufl.edu. Shipping address: Jose Santos, UF/IFAS Animal Sciences, 2250 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611.  University of Florida federal ID: 59-0974739.

 

Program Committee
Courtney Davis, Albert De Vries, Klibs Galvaõ, Chris Holcomb, Carlos Risco, Mary Sowerby, José Santos, and Charlie Staples.

 

For Additional Information Contact

Mary E. Sowerby, UF Dairy Extension, Live Oak, (386) 362-2771, e-mail meso@ufl.edu

Albert De Vries, UF Dept. Animal Sciences, (352) 392-5594 ext. 227, e-mail devries@ufl.edu

Jose Santos, UF Dept., (352) 392-1958 ext. 251, e-mail jepsantos@ufl.edu

 

A copy of the brochure is here.

 

2012 Sponsors

 

Gold Sponsor

ZOETIS (PFIZER ANIMAL HEALTH)

Heath Graham and Kurt Piepenbrink

heath.graham@zoetis.com

 

 

Silver Sponsors

 

ELANCO ANIMAL HEALTH

David M. Waagner

d_waag@lilly.com

 

MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH

Josh Churchwell

joshua.churchwell@merck.com

 

SUNBELT AG EXPO

Chip Blalock

chip@sunbeltexpo.com

 

WESTWAY FEED PRODUCTS LLC

Terry Weaver

terryw@westway.com

 

JOSEPH G. “JAKE” MARTIN III, P.E.

Joseph G. Martin, III

jake@dairydesign.com

 

SELECT SIRE POWER

Harvey L. Largen

hlargen@selectsirepower.com

 

WEST CENTRAL / SOY PLUS

Terry Creel

terryc@westcentral.net

 

ZINPRO PERFORMANCE MINERALS

Charles W. Gay

cgay@zinpro.com