PDPW Dairy Nutrition conferences


Milk protein is a very important factor when it comes to milk price so maximizing protein is something dairy producers seek. That is one of the topics at the upcoming Dairy Feed and Nutrition Conferences from the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin next week.

Dr. Mike Hutjens, Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois will address producing top quality feed on the farm and then helping those cows get all of that nutrition out of the feed. He will talk about utilizing rumen modeling and milk urea nitrogen testing to determine if those cows are capturing those nutrients.  He suggests those attending the program bring their production numbers, feed ration and forage test results with them.  Hutjens talks about the session:

In addition, Hutjens will do a session on dealing with compromised corn and alfalfa crops.

Each conference will also feature Dr. Tom Jenkins and Dr. Adam Lock addressing nutritional regulation of milk components, energy partitioning and the use of supplemental fats. Milk and the Consumer will be the final session of the day followed by an opportunity to question all three presenters.

The conferences are:

Tuesday, November 18 at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Onalaska

Wednesday, November 19, LaSures Hall, Oshkosh

Thursday, November 20, Crowne Plaza, Madison

Details and registration is available at


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