Thu., March 09, 2017 at 9:30am


Thu., March 09, 2017 at 3:00pm

Event Venue

Fisher Auditorium, OARDC

1680 Madison Avenue

Wooster, OH




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WOOSTER, Ohio ­— The Ohio State Extension Dairy Working Group team is holding a regional winter dairy conference March 9, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at Fisher Auditorium, OARDC campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. The theme of the conference is dairy cattle nutrition and management and includes a number of Ohio State University specialists on the program.

Topics and speakers

  • Less is more with reduced lignin in alfalfa — Mark Sulc, OSU Extension forage specialist
  • Numbers can lie! The importance of good feed sampling — Bill Weiss, OSU dairy nutrition and interim chair, Department of Animal Science
  • The most interesting economic stuff ever! — Dianne Shoemaker, Extension field specialist, dairy production economics
  • Wading through a sea of numbers: How to evaluate a feed lab test — Weiss
  • Automated milk feeders for calves: There’s more to manage than the milk dispensing equipment — Maurice Eastridge, OSU dairy nutrition
  • Handling cattle to maximize milk production — Katy Proudfoot, OSU Extension animal welfare and behavior specialist
  • Salad bar and dessert: Managing the feeding system on farms with robotic milking systems — Eastridge


Cost of the conference is $10 per person and includes morning refreshments, noon lunch and handout materials. Register by March 2. Call the Wayne County Extension office at 330-264-8722 or by email, parker.1269@osu.edu.