Expo Increases Educational Offerings with Knowledge Nook Sessions

World Dairy Expo’s participating companies will showcase their latest research, products and services to help dairy producers improve their operations during new, educational Knowledge Nook Sessions. These educational sessions will benefit both attendees and companies, alike, as they provide an innovative 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.

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 the WDE website.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1
10:30 a.m.
Keep Your Animals Moving
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?
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?
Jouni Pitkäranta, M.Sc., Founder and Board Chairman, 4dBarn
Virpi Kurkela, DVM, Veterinary Specialist, 4dBarn
Presented by: 4dBarn

1:30 p.m.
Essential Microbial Support: Improving Health and Performance with Probiotics
Dr. Mike Hutjens, Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois
Presented by: Chr. Hansen

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2
9:30 a.m.

Evolution of Hybrid Alfalfa and What’s Next
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
Jordan Milewski, Crop Preparation Marketing Manager, New Holland
Presented by: New Holland

11:30 a.m.
Herd Insights Brought to Life with Augmented Reality
Roxie Muller, Innovation Manager, Nedap Livestock Management
Presented by: Nedap Livestock Management

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

1:30 p.m.
Managing and Marketing Dairy Crossbreds
Dr. Grant Crawford, Technical Services Manager, Merck Animal Health
Presented by: Merck Animal Health

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
9:30 a.m.
Colostrum for So Many OTHER Reasons
Dr. Rick Dumm, DVM
Presented by: Dairy Tech, Inc.

10:30 a.m.
Estrotect Breeding Indicators – A New Reproduction Management Tool
Dr. Ky Pohler, PHD, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
Presented by: Estrotect

11:30 a.m.
Phixup – An Innovative and Natural Way to Maintain Optimum Ruminal Conditions
Rodrigo Araujo de Souza, PhD, 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
Dr. David P. Casper, Technical Services Leader/Dairy Nutritionist, Furst-McNess Company
Presented by: Furst-McNess Company

1:30 p.m.
Acoustic Pulse Technology – Increasing Milk Yield and Treating Mastitis Free of Antibiotics
Dr. Gabriel Leitner PHD, Chief Science Officer, Armenta
Presented by: Armenta

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
9:30 a.m.
Colostrum for So Many OTHER Reasons
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
Dr. David P. Casper, Technical Services Leader/Dairy Nutritionist, Furst-McNess Company
Presented by: Furst-McNess Company

11:30 a.m.
Microbial Inoculation Improves Silage Aerobic Stability after Short-Term Fermentation: Fact or Fiction?
Dr. 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?
Dr. Hank Spencer, Technical Services Principal, Cargill Animal Nutrition
Presented by: Cargill Animal Health

1:30 p.m.
Managing and Marketing Dairy Crossbreds
Dr. Grant Crawford, Technical Services Manager, Merck Animal Health
Presented by: Merck Animal Health

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
9:30 a.m.
Simplified Farm Data Management with UNIFORM
Shawnna Finnerty, Project and Support Manager, North America, UNIFORM-Agri
Presented by: UNIFROM–Agri

10:30 a.m.
DeLaval: 360 Degree Interactive Virtual Facility Tours
Jeff Prashaw, AIA, Project Design Manager, DeLaval, Inc.
Presented by: DeLaval, Inc.

Serving as the meeting place of the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo brings together the latest in dairy innovation and the best cattle in North America. Crowds of more than 65,000 people, from nearly 100 countries, will return to Madison, Wis. for the 53rd annual event, October 1-5, 2019, when the world’s largest dairy-focused trade show, dairy and forage seminars, a world-class dairy cattle show and more will be on display. Visit World Dairy Expo or follow WDE on FacebookTwitterInstagramSnapchat or YouTube for more information.