The 2012 High Plains Dairy Conference is just around the corner, but there are still spaces available. The conference is March 7-8 at The Ambassador Hotel in Amarillo, Texas. Registration is $250 per person. You may also register at the door.

The conference agenda includes:

  • Effect of Rumensin in Lactating Cow Diets with Differing Starch Levels
  • Management and Development of Nutrition, Lameness and Immune Function in the Large Herd Environment
  • Safety Training
  • Using TMR Audits to Deliver More from Your Feed, Equipment, and People
  • Mastitis Management for the Future Milking Herd
  • Harnessing the Power of “Smart” Technology
  • Implementing Effective Residue Avoidance and Risk Management
  • Animal Welfare Legislation
  • Cattle Issues and Beef Market Update
  • International Economic Considerations
  • Imagining the World of 2020


The conference also will feature a panel discussion focused on “Adapting to Declining Water Resources.”  Topics include:

  • Meeting the Regional Water Challenge
  • Efficient Irrigation Management for High Plains Dairies
  • Drip Irrigation - Producer Perspective
  • Corn and Sorghum Silage Production Considerations
  • Drought Update and Future Prospects


Click here for meeting agenda and registration information. 

Source: Todd Bilby, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension