Table of Contents
Session I. Reproductive Management
Keynote Speaker: The Key to a Successful Reproductive Management Program
Effects of Nutrition on Fertility in Dairy Cows
Dietary Fatty Acids and Dairy Cow Fertility
Controlled Breeding Programs for Reproductive Management
Session II. Housing and Cow Comfort
Keynote Speaker: Nutritional Interactions Related to Dairy Shelter Design & Management
Interrelationships between Housing and Herd Health
Auditing Cow Comfort - Video behind Barn Doors
A System to Evaluate Freestalls
Session III. Dairy Farm Policy
Keynote Speaker: New Zealand, Canada and the Future of the International Dairy Industry
Farm Level Management in Dairy: Does Policy Affect?
Future Dairy Policy in Canada
Session IV. Secrets to Success
Keynote Speaker: Grouping Strategies for Dry and Lactating Dairy Cows - The Southwest Experience
Components of a Successful Heat Detection Program
Biosecurity: What Does it Mean?
Session V. Forage Management
Keynote Speaker: How to Maintain Forage Quality during Harvest and Storage
Forage: How Much do Dairy Cows need in a Time of Scarcity?
Session VI. Managing Metabolic Disorders
Keynote Speaker: Herd-Based Biological Testing for Metabolic Disorders
Transition Cow Management to Reduce Metabolic Diseases and Improve Reproductive Management
Subacute Ruminal Acidosis in Dairy Cattle
Trace Minerals in Production and Reproduction in Dairy Cows
Session VIII. Managing for Profitability
Keynote Speaker: Do We Need Two Close Up Dry Cow Groups?
Photoperiod Management of Dairy Cattle for Performance and Health
Whole Farm Impacts of Automatic Milking Systems
Robotic Milking: The Future?
Milking Frequency Effects in Early Lactation
Conception Rates to Timed A.I. and to A.I. at Detected Estrus
Effect of Dietary Energy and Protein Density on Body Composition in Dairy Heifers during the Peripubertal Period
Effect of Canola Oil Supplementation on Nutrient Digestion and Milk Composition
Leptin: A Multifunctional Signal from Fat