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Discover Conference Program Overview
Reexamining AMino Acid & Energy Interactions in the Dairy Cow: Review
Mini-symposium on Discover 34—Re-examining amino acid and energy interactions in the dairy cow.
J. A. Metcalf
Chair Led Discussion
Introductory remarks on a biographical presentation of our honoree, Professor David Barbano.
Milk composition testing: From dairy farmer payment to dairy processor efficiency to dairy farm and animal diagnostics.
The use of precision technologies to monitor, selectively treat, and manage nutrition of dairy calves.
J. H. Costa
The integration of sensor technologies to optimize reproductive management on dairy farms.
R. L. A. Cerri
Integration of big data from multiple sources to improve dairy herd performance and sustainability.
D. M. Lefebvre
Monitoring dairy cow feeding behavior to optimize nutritional management.
T. J. DeVries
How to implement genomic selection.
P. M. VanRaden
The role of Interbull in the successful implementation of genomic selection in breeds other than Holstein.
E. C. Santus
Exploiting homozygosity in the era of genomics—Runs of homozygosity, inbreeding, and genomic mating programs.
Single-step genomic evaluations.
E. A. Mäntysaari
What’s next for dairy cattle breeding?
Spores in milk powders—Practical solutions for improved detection and important insights for predictability of spoilage of reconstituted products.
M. H. J. Wells-Bennik
Interventions for reduction of spore-forming bacteria at the farm level.
Strategies for minimizing sporeformers and spores during milk powder processing.
Ruminants—are they as resilient to mycotoxicosis as we think?
Use of technology to better understand multi-mycotoxin and emerging mycotoxin challenges.
International collaborations for breeding for novel traits.
Y. de Haas
Genetic relationships between different measures of feed efficiency and the implications for dairy cattle selection indexes.
R. J. Tempelman
Multiple-trait single-step genomic evaluation for hoof health.
Pooling data for international evaluations for feed intake and efficiency.
Development, implementation, and future perspectives of health evaluations in the United States.
K. L. Parker Gaddis
Implementation of genomic selection for heat tolerance.
J. E. Pryce
Silage additives: Effects on silage fermentation and animal production.
L. Kung Jr.
Quantification of the emission reduction benefits of mitigation strategies for dairy silage.
F. M. Mitloehner
Utilization of silages in the diets of high-producing dairy cows: Effects on milk production and feed efficiency.
K. F. Kalscheur
Progesterone effects on early embryo development.
Maternal control of embryo competence for pregnancy success—The role of embryokines.
Early diagnosis of pregnancy loss.
Are “learning styles” real and do they impact learning assessment?
Why do we assess?
Methods of assessing learning utilized by university faculty in animal and dairy science programs.
A. J. Carpenter
Implications of vitamin D physiology and nutrition in regulation of calcium in dairy cows.
C. D. Nelson
Novel role for serotonin in calcium homeostasis and effects on transition health.
Use of oral calcium for treatment of hypocalcemia and effects on health and production.
J. A. A. McArt
Determinants of milk production: Understanding population dynamics in the bovine mammary epithelium.
A. V. Capuco
Studying hormonal regulation of mammary gland homeostasis.
N. D. Horseman
Dry period heat stress alters mammary protein expression throughout the subsequent lactation.
A. L. Skibiel
The dairy matrix—Bioaccessibility of nutrients and physiological effects.
S. L. Turgeon
Sustainability of dairy product production on a protein basis.
Humanization of bovine milk using modern genetic technologies.
Taking a page out of nature: Catering to the future of proteins.
Automated collection and processing of data in livestock farms.
Use of big data to monitor herd health.
Real-time continuous decision-making using big data.
Optimized decisions using big data analytics in dairy farms.
Why revisit dairy cattle longevity?
A. De Vries
The effect of management and facilities on cow culling rates.
Replacement heifers: How many, what kind, and how should we manage it all?
M. W. Overton
Overview of National Dairy Council Listeria Research Consortium, industry needs identification, and funding of research gaps.
Protective cultures: Applications to control spoilage organisms and pathogens in high-risk cheese.
Functionalized mesh materials for Listeria control in dairy applications.
S. M. C. Ritchie
Controlling Listeria monocytogenes in soft cheese with high voltage atmospheric cold plasma (HVACP) treatment.
K. M. Keener
Effects of acid type, fermentates, and culture selection on the safety of high moisture cheeses.
Interventions to control Listeria monocytogenes as a surface contaminant on high-moisture cheese.
Colostrum management and calf nutrition for profitable and sustainable dairy farms.
A. J. Heinrichs
Current and future trends of organic dairy in the United States: From feed efficiency to carbon emission.
A. F. Brito
The top 5 technologies for the modern cow.
A. E. Stone
Decomposing efficiency of milk production and maximizing profit.
Strategies to improve efficiency and profitability of heifer raising.
J. L. Anderson
Impact of cow feeding system on the composition and quality of milk and dairy products.
T. F. O’Callaghan
Factors influencing the flavor of bovine milk and cheese from grass-based versus TMR-based milk production systems.
Influence of herd diet (pasture-based vs. TMR) on the composition, ripening and metabolome of continental-type cheeses.
J. J. Sheehan
Developments in dairy-based nutritional beverages: Examples from the Teagasc Research Programme.
M. A. Fenelon
Relationships between structures of dairy-based matrices and digestibility within the gastrointestinal tract.
Metagenomic and metabolomic analysis of the impact of exercise or whey protein supplementation on the gut microbiome.
Dairy matrix effects: Response to consumption of dairy fat differs when eaten within the cheese matrix.
Farming data—The new agriculture.
Forage harvest logistics and optimization.
The importance of milk in the diets of infants, pregnant women, adolescents and adults.
D. I. Givens
Foodborne diseases from dairy products in developing countries: hazards and health implications.
A. H. Havelaar
Subclinical mastitis prevalence, causative pathogens and risk factors in small dairy holders linked to milk collection centers in Rwanda.
J. B. Ndahetuye
A technology package for the control of mastitis in dairy animals at smallholder farmer level.
Interventions towards improving the microbiological quality of traditional yogurt in Borana pastoral communities, Ethiopia.
Effects of ration formulation on the performance of dairy animals in Nepal.
Improving milk production on market-oriented dairy farms in Sri Lanka.
Sustainability of dairy production in developing countries.
J. M. Tricarico
Housing and management systems for dairy cows.
P. J. Galama
Comparing cattle welfare in compost barns and freestalls in six European countries.
Current and future of compost bedded pack barns in North America.
J. L. Taraba
The future of dairy cattle housing: Societal and animal welfare implications.
Transition period and calving housing: Latest information and where are we heading?
ADSA Foundation Scholar Presentation (Production): Influencing hepatic metabolism: Can fatty acids and methyl donors modulate nutrient partitioning to support metabolic health in the transition dairy cow?
Methyl donor metabolism and nutrition in the transition dairy cow: Should we consider fatty acid nutrition simultaneously?
J. W. McFadden
Potential impacts of betaine supplementation on dairy cattle during the transition period and under heat stress.
Folic acid and vitamin B12 requirements of mature cows: Importance of endogenous production of methyl donors from the one-carbon pool.
C. L. Girard
Methionine supplementation during the transition period: Fine-tuning immunometabolism.