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LEARN MORE: Knowledge Nook Sessions will benefit both World Dairy Expo attendees and companies, as they will provide an opportunity for company experts to share detailed information with attendees.

World Dairy Expo introduces Knowledge Nook Sessions

These educational sessions will be presented daily in the Knowledge Nook in the Exhibition Hall atrium.

World Dairy Expo’s participating companies will showcase their latest research, products and services to help dairy producers improve their operations during new Knowledge Nook Sessions. These educational sessions will benefit both attendees and companies, as they will provide an opportunity for company experts to share detailed information with Expo attendees. Sessions will be presented daily in the Knowledge Nook, located in the atrium of the Exhibition Hall, during World Dairy Expo, Oct. 1-5 in Madison, Wis.

The following is the list of 2019 Knowledge Nook Sessions and their sponsors, as of today. For a current listing, download World Dairy Expo’s new free mobile event app or visit worlddairyexpo.com.

Oct. 1

10:30 a.m. “Keep Your Animals Moving,” by Brad Ingram, Midwest regional sales manager, Vettec Inc.
Presented by Vettec Inc.

11:30 a.m. “Growing Your Business for Generations to Come — Are We Shaping the Right Model?” by Francisco Rodriguez, integrated robotics manager, DeLaval Inc.
Presented by DeLaval Inc.

12:30 p.m. “Labor Issues and Animal Welfare — Are Milking Robots Part of the Solution?” by Jouni Pitkäranta, M.Sc., founder and board chairman, 4dBarn; and Virpi Kurkela, DVM, veterinary specialist, 4dBarn
Presented by 4dBarn

1:30 p.m. “Essential Microbial Support: Improving Health and Performance With Probiotics,” by Mike Hutjens, professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois
Presented by Chr. Hansen

Oct. 2

9:30 a.m. “Evolution of Hybrid Alfalfa and What’s Next,” by Sara Hendrickson, forage leader, Dairyland Seed; Chad Staudinger, regional sales manager, Dairyland Seed; Steve Wagner, alfalfa plant breeder, Corteva Agriscience
Presented by Dairyland Seed

10:30 a.m. “Better Haymaking — Greater ROI and Feed Quality for Dairy Operations Through Denser Bales,” by Jordan Milewski, crop preparation marketing manager, New Holland
Presented by New Holland

11:30 a.m. “Herd Insights Brought to Life With Augmented Reality,” by Roxie Muller, innovation manager, Nedap Livestock Management
Presented by Nedap Livestock Management

12:30 p.m. “Colostrum for So Many OTHER Reasons,” by Dr. Rick Dumm, DVM
Presented by Dairy Tech Inc.

1:30 p.m. “Managing and Marketing Dairy Crossbreds,” by Grant Crawford, technical services manager, Merck Animal Health
Presented by Merck Animal Health

Oct. 3

9:30 a.m. “Colostrum for So Many OTHER Reasons,” by Dr. Rick Dumm, DVM
Presented by Dairy Tech Inc.

10:30 a.m. “Estrotect Breeding Indicators — A New Reproduction Management Tool,” by Ky Pohler, Ph.D., associate professor, Texas A&M University
Presented by Estrotect

11:30 a.m. “Phixup — An Innovative and Natural Way to Maintain Optimum Ruminal Conditions,” by Rodrigo Araujo de Souza, Ph.D., business unit manager North America, Timab Magnesium USA
Presented by Timab Magnesium USA

12:30 p.m. “Starting Calves With Force — Lifetime Health and Production Begin on Day One,” by David P. Casper, technical services leader/dairy nutritionist, Furst-McNess Co.
Presented by Furst-McNess Co.

1:30 p.m. “Acoustic Pulse Technology — Increasing Milk Yield and Treating Mastitis Free of Antibiotics,” by Gabriel Leitner Ph.D., chief science officer, Armenta
Presented by Armenta

Oct. 4

9:30 a.m. “Colostrum for So Many OTHER Reasons,” by Dr. Rick Dumm, DVM
Presented by Dairy Tech Inc.

10:30 a.m. “Starting Calves With Force — Lifetime Health and Production Begin on Day One,” by David P. Casper, technical services leader/dairy nutritionist, Furst-McNess Co.
Presented by Furst-McNess Co.

11:30 a.m. “Microbial Inoculation Improves Silage Aerobic Stability After Short-Term Fermentation: Fact or Fiction?” by Luiz Ferraretto, associate professor of livestock nutrition, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida
Presented by Chr. Hanson

12:30 p.m. “Component Production: Is Your Herd Efficiency Up to Par?” by Hank Spencer, technical services principal, Cargill Animal Nutrition
Presented by Cargill Animal Health

1:30 p.m. “Managing and Marketing Dairy Crossbreds” by Grant Crawford, technical services manager, Merck Animal Health
Presented by Merck Animal Health

Oct. 5

9:30 a.m. “Simplified Farm Data Management With Uniform,” by Shawnna Finnerty, project and support manager, North America, Uniform-Agri
Presented by Uniform-Agri

10:30 a.m. “DeLaval: 360 Degree Interactive Virtual Facility Tours,” by Jeff Prashaw, AIA, project design manager, DeLaval Inc.
Presented by DeLaval Inc.

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