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Program Agenda

76th Minnesota Nutrition Conference, September 16-17, 2015


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Pre-Conference Symposium, Wednesday, September 16
“Role of Fatty Acids in Animal Nutrition”
Sponsored by Milk Specialties Global


8:00 AM – Registration / Continental Breakfast Compliments of Milk Specialties Global

8:30 AM – Welcome –Chuck Soderholm, Milk Specialties Global

8:35 AM – Fats and Fatty Acids in Animal Nutrition –Kevin Harvatine, Penn State University

9:15 AM – Metabolic Role of Palmitic and Stearic Acids in Dairy Cows –Jim Linn, Milk Specialties Global

9:35 AM – Lactation Responses to Dietary Supplementation with Palmitic or Stearic Acid –Jim Loften, Milk Specialties Global

10:00 AM – Break

10:20 AM – Milk Fat Depression—Causes and Solutions –Tom Jenkins, Clemson University

11:00 AM – Fat Feeding to Swine—Concepts and Practice –Eric van Heugten, North Carolina State University

11:40 AM – Open Question and Answer – All Speakers

11:50 AM – Milk Specialties Global—About Us and Company Overview – Mike Turba, Milk Specialties Global

12:00 PM – Lunch Compliments of Milk Specialties Global

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General Session, Wednesday, September 16
“Responding to Societal Concerns in Animal Nutrition”


1:10 PM  – Welcome

1:15 PM – Impact of Alternative Housing on Animal Nutrient Requirements –Darrin Karcher, Michigan State University

1:55 PM – In Feed Antibiotics: Use Them and Lose Them –Trevor Alexander, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

2:35 PM – Prevalence and Impacts of Genetically Engineered Feedstuffs on Livestock Populations –Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California-Davis

3:15 PM – Break

3:45 PM – Tentative: Technology to Feed the World –to be announced

4:25 PM – Tentative: Food Distribution –to be announced

5:05 PM – Adjourn

5:30 PM – Welcome Reception – Compliments of Alltech

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Ruminant Session, Thursday, September 17


8:00 AM – Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:25 AM – Welcome

8:30 AM – Forage Fiber Components—NDF and the Role of Lignin –Dave Mertens, USDA Forage Research Center

9:10 AM – Practical Applications of Feeding Different Forages –Jim Paulson, University of Minnesota Extension

9:30 AM – Forage Quality and Agronomic Considerations for Cover Crops –Eric Mousel, University of Minnesota

10:10 AM – Break

10:40 AM – Water Needs and Quality for Feedlot Cattle –Matthew Luebbe, University of Nebraska

11:20 AM – Nutrient Requirements of Heavy Finishing Cattle –Nicole Kenney-Rambo, University of Minnesota

12:00 PM – Diamond V Update

12:10 PM – Lunch Compliments of Diamond V

1:15 PM – Amino Acid Balancing and Supplementation—Sources and CostsPaul Kononoff, University of Nebraska

1:55 PM – Novel Feed Additives for Beef Cattle –Jon Schoonmaker, Purdue University

2:35 PM – Post-Weaning Rumen Development and Feeding –Tamilee Nennich, Famo Feeds

3:15 PM – Adjourn

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Non-Ruminant Session, Thursday, September 17


8:00 AM – Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:25 AM – Welcome

8:30 AM – Recent Advances in Essential Fatty Acid Nutrition of High-Producing Sows –Eric van Heugten, North Carolina State University

9:10 AM – Oral Administration of Immunoglobulins for Healthy Gut Function Hellen Greenblatt, Anti-Inflammatory / Anti-Aging Strategies (Sponsored by Trouw Nutrition)

9:50 AM – Gut Barrier Function in Pigs: Influence of Stress, Management and Nutrition –Adam Moeser, Michigan State University

10:30 AM – Break

11:00 AM – Superdosing Phytase: Practical Application and Possible Limitations –Jason Lee, Texas A&M University

11:40 AM – U of M Research Update: Delta Corona Virus Survival in Feed and Feed Ingredients –Katie Cottingim, University of Minnesota

12:00 PM – Novus Update

12:10 PM – Lunch – Compliments of Novus

1:15 PM – U of M Research Update: Survival of PED Virus in Feed and Feed Ingredients –Michaela Trudeau, University of Minnesota

1:35 PM – Use of Prebiotics and Probiotics in Poultry –Anup Johny, University of Minnesota

2:15 PM – Tentative: Feeding Laying Hens in the U.S. –Bruce Behrends, AGRI-TECH

2:55 PM – U of M Research Update: Energy Value of DDGS for Turkeys –Sally Noll, University of Minnesota

3:15 PM – Adjourn

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Equine Session, Thursday, September 17


8:00 AM – Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:25 AM – Welcome

8:30 AM – Fats in Forages –Lori Warren, University of Florida

9:30 AM – U of M Research Update: Yield, Forage Nutritive Quality and Preference of Warm Season Grasses Under Horse Grazing –Michelle Schultz, University of Minnesota

9:50 AM – U of M Research Update: Yield, Forage Nutritive Quality and Preference of Legumes Under Horse Grazing –Devan Catalano, University of Minnesota

10:10 AM – U of M Research Update: Yield, Forage Nutritive Quality and Preference of Annual Cool-Season Grasses Under Horse Grazing –Amanda Grev, University of Minnesota

10:30 AM – Break

11:00 AM – Feeding Fats to Special Needs Horses –Burt Staniar, Pennsylvania State University

12:00 PM – Lunch – Co-Sponsored by Diamond V and Novus

1:15 PM – U of M Research Update: Amino Acid Requirements in the Horse –Michelle Schultz, University of Minnesota

1:35 PM – U of M Research Update: Estimating Bodyweight in Draft and Warmblood Horses –Devan Catalano, University of Minnesota

1:55 PM – Industry Round-Table: Challenges and Opportunities with Including Fats in Equine Feeds and Rations

–Harlan Anderson, Square Meal Feeds
–Gary Pusillo, Big Gain Feeds
–Roy Johnson, Cargill/Nutrena
–Randy Raub, Hubbard Feeds
–Judy Reynolds (retired), ADM Alliance Nutrition
–Katie Young, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC

3:00 PM – Group Discussion

3:30 PM – Adjourn