You are invited to the 47th Florida Dairy Production Conference, to be held Wednesday March 30, 2011 at the Best Western Gateway Grant in Gainesville, Florida.  The Best Western is near I-75 exit 390.  For more information, including registration information, visit http://dairy.ifas.ufl.edu/index.shtml.  A brochure is attached.

Agenda:

Presiding - Adam Jackanicz, Southeast Milk, Inc.

   9:45     Welcome - Geoff Dahl, University of Florida

10:00     Implications of Evolving Dairy Markets and Policy for the Florida Dairy Industry - Andrew Novakovic, Cornell University

10:50     Producing Quality Milk in Florida - David Bray, University of Florida

11:30     Dairy Youth Update - Chris Holcomb, University of Florida

12:00 PM  Luncheon

Presiding - Carlos Risco, University of Florida

  1:15      Identifying and Treating Uterine Disease in Dairy Cows - Klibs Galvaõ, University of Florida

  1:50      Application of Daily Milk Weights, Daily Components, and Body Weights in Dairy Management - Eric Diepersloot, University of Florida

  2:25      Dairy Lending: A Lender's Perspective - Jeffrey Spencer, Farm Credit of Florida

  3:00      Refreshment Break

  3.30      Feeding Cows with Increasing Feed Costs:  Efficiencies, Feed Options, and Quality Control - Charlie Stallings, Virginia Tech

  4:20      Reproductive Programs for Florida Dairy Herds - José Santos, University of Florida

  5:00      Reception - A cash bar is available for your enjoyment

For more information, contact Dave Bray, drbray@ufl.edu<mailto:drbray@ufl.edu>, or Albert De Vries, devries@ufl.edu<mailto:devries@ufl.edu>.