Session I. Enhancing Production Efficiency
Benchmarking Your Feed Efficiency, Feed Costs, and Income over Feed Cost
Using High Quality Forages to Optimize Production
Metabolism and Reproduction, the Battle for Nutrients
Managing Milking Frequency
Session II. Optimizing Reproductive Performance
Maximizing Embryonic and Early Fetal Survival in Dairy Cattle
Effect of Energy Balance on Oocyte and Embryo Quality in Modern Dairy Cows
Interaction between Clinical Mastitis, Other Diseases and Reproductive Performance in Dairy Cows
Health in the Transition Period and Reproductive Performance
Session III. Dairy Industry Updates
Practical Steps to Ensure Your Dairy is Politically and Environmentally Righteous
Current Status of the European Dairy Industry
Reducing Greenhouse Gases from Dairy Operations in Canada: A Double Dividend by Accessing Carbon Markets?
Animal Welfare Standards for the Dairy Industry: Background and Justification
Session IV. Nutrition Session
Getting the Most from Dietary Starch
Variation in the Susceptibility to Ruminal Acidosis: Challenge or Opportunity?
Refining the Net Energy System
The Benefits and Costs of Commodity Feeding
Session V. Farm Management
Farm Management Strategies to Reduce Costs and Increase Returns
Feeding Strategies to Decrease Manure Output of Dairy Cows
Impact of Flooring on Claw Health and Lameness
Does Higher Production Imply Worse Reproduction?
Session VI. Milking Management and Technologies
The Impact of Robotic Milkers On Cow Welfare
Robotic Barn Design
Robotic Milkers – A Producer’s Perspective
On Farm Udder Health Programs
Session VII. Genomics and Genetic Selection
Understanding Genomics: An Introduction to the Terminology
The Benefits of Genomics to the Dairy Industry
Genetic Achievements of Claw Health by Breeding
The Economics of Using Sexed Semen
Albert De Vries.
Can We Use Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles as a Partial Replacement of Forage?
S. Z. Zhang, G. B. Penner, and M. Oba
Feeding Wheat Distillers Grains Compared with Corn distillers Grains in Dairy Cow Diets: Effect on Milk Production
M. M. Abdelqader, and M. Oba.
Examining the Role of Glucose Transport in Milk Production
P. A. Bentley, Y. Misra, T. B. McFadden, A. D. Morielli and F.-Q. Zhao.
Investigation of Net Feed Efficiency in Dairy Cattle
Gh. Manafiazar, L. Goonewardene, E. Okine, T. McFadden and Z. Wang.
Effect of Forage Proportion and Monensin Supplementation on Milk Conjugated Linoleic Acid Content
R. Mohammed, J.J. Kennelly and J.K.G. Kramer.
Does Subacute Ruminal Acidosis (SARA) affect Fermentation in the Hind Gut?
S. Li, D.O. Krause, E. Khafipour, and J.C. Plaizier
Does A 40 D Dry Period With A Single Diet Increase Milk Production?
J.C. Plaizier, L. Lippins, M.L. Connor, and D.O. Krause
Diagnosis of Subacute Ruminal Acidosis (SARA) using a Diabetes Kit
J.C. Plaizier, S. Li, D. O’Gorman, and D.O. Krause
Sweet Forage Is Good, Twice As Much Is Even Better!
G.RÈgimbald, R.Berthiaume, A. Brito, G.Tremblay, G. Allard, G.BÈlanger, A.Bertrand, Y.Castonguay, R.Michaud and D.Pellerin
35-Day Dry Periods: A New Management for Today’s Cows?
D. E. Santschi, D. M. Lefebvre, R. I. Cue, C. L. Girard and D. Pellerin
Eugenol Supplementation in High or Low Concentrate Diets: Effects on Ruminal Fermentation, Protozoa Counts, And In Situ Ruminal Degradation of Soybean Meal, Hay, and Corn Grain In Dairy Cows Fed
Eugenol Supplementation In High Or Low Concentrate Diets: Effects On Feed Intake, Nutrient Digestibility, Nitrogen Retention, Milk Production, And Milk Composition Of Dairy Cows.
Supply of Feed Protein and Bioavailable Lys by Corn Distiller Grain in the Intestine
Y. L. Li, W. Z. Yang, and L. Armentano
Short Dry Period Management to Improve Feed Efficiency in Early Lactation
M. Jolicoeur, A. F. Brito, D. Pellerin, D. Lefebvre, R. Berthiaume and C. L. Girard