The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and Ohio State ATI hosted Dairy Day in Wooster, Ohio on Thursday, November 14th. Approximately 110 people attended the event held at the Secrest Welcome Center and the Krauss Dairy Center.
Dairy Day addressed some of the key issues impacting the dairy industry and shared results from research conducted at Ohio State. Additionally, Dairy Day offered opportunities to meet with Ohio State faculty and staff and learn about changes in the dairy facilities at Wooster. The handout addressing updates at the Waterman Dairy Center, Krauss Dairy Center and the ATI Dairy Facility can be found here.
The event started at Secrest Welcome Center with three keynote speakers: Ohio State Extension Specialist Dianne Shoemaker addressed "Roadmap to the Top Third: The 15
Measures of Dairy Farm Competitiveness," Assistant Professor Dr. Luis Moraes discussed "A New Approach for Determining Metabolizable Protein Requirements of Lactating Cows," and Assistant Professor Dr. Chanhee Lee spoke about "Nutrient Management from Feed to Manure." Afternoon sessions were held at the Krauss Dairy, with different researchers and staff in stations around the farm for short discussions and Q&A.
The event had 12 industry sponsors: AEP Ohio Agriculture Program, Agpro, COBA/Select Sires, Elanco, Hill’s Supply, Hubner Seed, Immucell, Progressive Dairy Solutions, SCR, Semex, Smith Foods, Inc., and WG Dairy.
Click on the images below to see the full Dairy Day brochure.