World Dairy Expo has become well respected as an elite dairy cattle show, and also as a source for tapping into the latest research and cutting-edge technologies for the dairy industry. Many of the Expo Seminars, as well as, the Dairy Forage Tool Box Seminars qualify attendees for continuing education credits. The American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists and the American Association of Veterinary State Boards' Registry of Approved Continuing Education are issuing additional credits for their members who attend the seminars.
All fifteen of the Expo Seminars and the Dairy Forage Tool Box Seminars are qualified for one continuing education credit for ARPAS members. In addition, the Expo Seminar series is qualified for the RACE program credits. Members of ARPAS and AASVB will want to take advantage of these continuing education opportunities by attending World Dairy Expo.
2011 Expo Seminar topics include Livestock Gross Margin for dairy, genomics testing, communicating with consumers, robotic milking, calf nutrition, feed costs, somatic cell counts and carbon emissions. The Expo Seminars will be held each day, Tuesday through Saturday, in the Mendota 2 meeting room in the Exhibition Hall.
The Dairy Forage Tool Box Seminars topics feature improving forage harvest; corn silage fermentation time and starch digestibility; forage feeding in top-producing herds; fall-grown oat option; minimizing bunker/bag silage losses; feed cost benefits of reducing greenhouse gases; and capitalizing on forages to reduce purchased corn and soybeans. These seminars will be presented on stage in the east end of the Arena Building where attendees may also view the winning forage samples on display.
World Dairy Expo takes place at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. "Around the World of Dairy in 5 Days" is the theme for the 2011 show scheduled for October 4 through October 8. For more information, contact World Dairy Expo at 608-224-6455 or visit www.worlddairyexpo.com.