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June 24

Precision Dairy 2015

Speaker

Location

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7:30 AM
Continental Breakfast, Check-in, Registration & Trade Show
Exhibit Hall (EH)

8:30 AM
Opening & Welcome
Marcia Endres;
Jeffrey Bewley
Presentation Hall

8:40 AM
Precision Dairy Farming Overseas: Experiences and Developments from The Netherlands
Henk Hogeveen
Presentation Hall

9:15 AM
Producer Showcase – Using Technology to Make Decisions
Homestead Dairy, Plymouth, IN: 3,500 cows in 4 locations; animal monitoring and tracking
Brian Houin
Presentation Hall

9:45 AM
Producer Showcase – Inline Sensor Technology in Voluntary Milking System
Ritzema Dairy, Seaforth, Ontario: DeLaval Herd Navigator; 6 milking robots
Gerhard Ritzema
Presentation Hall

10:15 AM
Break
Exhibit Hall

10:30 AM
North American Application of Automatic Teat Spray Robots for External Rotary Parlors
Mark Futcher
EH Breakout Room 1

10:30 AM
How to Use PRECISION in Day-to-Day Management
Aurora Villarroel
EH Breakout Room 2

11:00 AM
DeLaval Body Condition Scoring BCS Daily, Automatic and Consistent Scoring of Cows; Automated Body Condition Scoring Economics
Fernando Mazeris;
Carissa Truman
EH Breakout Room 1

11:00 AM
Improving Health, Welfare and Fertility Using the Latest in Cow Monitoring Technologies
Conor Beirne
EH Breakout Room 2

11:30 AM
Break, Trade Show Exhibit Hall

12:00 PM
Buffet Lunch Exhibit Hall

1:10 PM
Precision Dairy Monitoring: Making Sense of Sensors
Jeffrey Bewley
Presentation Hall

1:45 PM
Producer Showcase – Cow Sensor Technologies and Calf Feeders
Ashwood Dairy, Amsterdam, NY: Freestall dairy with 200 cows; Medria software; Förster-Technik automated calf feeder
John Balbian
Presentation Hall

2:15 PM
Producer Showcase – Dairy Farming in the Technology World
Dutch Dairy, LLC, Thorp, WI: 850 cows; CowManager to monitor ear tags; automated calf feeder barn
Sander
Penterman
Presentation Hall

2:45 PM
Break
Exhibit Hall

3:00 PM
Managing the Profit Centers within a Precision Feeding System
Keith Sather
EH Breakout Room 1

3:00 PM
Semantic Technologies in the Information Management for Precision Dairy Farming: The Showcase of agriOpenLink Project
Dana Kathryn Tomic
EH Breakout Room 2

3:30 PM
Data Driven Decisions to Maximize Herd Health and Profits
Ray Nebel
EH Breakout Room 1

3:30 PM
Automation in Ventilation and Cooling
Brent Hershey
EH Breakout Room 2

4:00 PM
Break Exhibit Hall

4:15 PM
Producer Showcase – Rumination Monitoring Technology: How it has Helped Improve Cow Comfort, Health and Reproduction Performance at our Dairy
T&C Louters Dairy, Merced, CA: SCR rumination sensors
Tony Louters
Presentation Hall

4:45 PM
Producer Showcase – Ways to Become Successful with Robots and Achieve High Production
Kiefland Holsteins, Utica, MN: 300-cow robotic dairy with 5 Lely A3 robots
Chad Kieffer
Presentation Hall

5:15 PM
Adjourn

5:30 PM
Reception & Cash Bar at Trade Show (ends at 7:00 PM)
Exhibit Hall
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June 25

Precision Dairy 2015

Speaker

Location

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7:30 AM
Full Breakfast / Trade Show
Exhibit Hall

8:15 AM
Robotic Milking Systems Data Analysis: Factors Associated with Increased Production per Cow per Day and Production per Robot per Day
Ben Smink
EH Breakout Room 1

8:15 AM
Producer Showcase – Managing my Dairy with Technology and Afi
Daybreak Dairy LLC, Zeeland, MI: 220 cows, Afimilk’s herd management software
Nate Elzinga
Presentation Hall

8:45 AM
Individualized Recommendations Using Clustering of Robotic Milking Systems
Marlene
Tremblay
EH Breakout Room 1

8:45 AM
Producer Showcase – How Our Dairy is Using Automated Calf Feeders
Carlson Dairy, LLP, Pennock, MN: 1,250-cow dairy, Urban automated calf feeders
Chad Carlson
Presentation Hall

9:15 AM
Break Exhibit Hall

9:30 AM
Automated Calf Feeders and Robotic Milking: What are Keys to Success?
Marcia Endres
Presentation Hall

10:05 AM
Producer Showcase – Automation has Changed the Way We Dairy
Finke Farm, Nashville, IL: Robotic milking system, automated TMR feeder, automated ventilation, curtains, etc.
Craig Finke
Presentation Hall

10:35 AM
Producer Showcase – Using an Automated Milking System
Westvale View Dairy LLC, Nashville, MI: Lely Astronaut A4 robotic milking equipment, 220 registered Holstein cows, ~100 lb/cow/day
Carlyle
Westendorp
Presentation Hall

11:05 AM
Conference & Trade Show End

 

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