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DCRC Opens Registration for Annual Meeting

Head to Salt Lake City for the 2023 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) Annual Meeting, Nov. 14-16, at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel. The event features Frank Mitloehner, University of California-Davis, aka the Greenhouse Gas Guru, who will explain how cattle positively influence climate change.

Dairy producers, dairy cattle researchers, bovine veterinarians and dairy cattle product and service providers wanting to take their bovine reproductive aptitude to the next level should attend this exceptional learning event. To register for the meeting, go to: https://bit.ly/DCRC2023MtgReg. Register by Oct. 23 to take advantage of the lowest registration rate. Online registration ends Nov. 6. After that date, attendees must register on site.

“The 2023 DCRC Annual Meeting highlights topics that are essential to achieving dairy business success,” said Program Chair Ralph Bruno, Zoetis senior dairy technical service veterinarian. “With world-renowned cattle experts, attendees can capitalize on the speakers’ expertise and take the information and hands-on applications back to their dairy operations or their clients’ dairy operations. Cutting-edge technologies will help the collective dairy industry build a sustainable future.”

Breakout session presenters and presentation topics for this year’s DCRC Annual Meeting include:

  • Impact of stress and strain on reproductive health of dairy cows

Matt Lucy, University of Missouri

  • Use of multiple biological, management and performance data

Julio Giordano, Cornell University

  • Association of activity and subsequent fertility of dairy cows with spontaneous estrus

Stefan Borchardt, Freie Universität Berlin

  • Effective use of genomics to improve dairy cow health and fertility

Francisco Peñagaricano, University of Wisconsin

  • The high-fertility cow: How timely pregnancy in one lactation may lead to less BCS loss

Richard Pursley, Michigan State University

  • What’s new with beef on dairy?

Kee Jim, Feedlot Health

  • Early life calf health and performance have long-term impacts on lifetime health and (re)production performance

Michael Ballou, Texas Tech University

  • Differences in uterine and serum metabolome associated with metritis in dairy cows

Rafael Bisinotto, University of Florida

Panel discussions include:

  • DCRC Excellence in Dairy Reproduction Platinum Award winners
  • Are you ready for 2030?

In addition, Dairy Records Management Systems and STgenetics will provide preconference seminars, starting at 3 p.m. on Nov. 14. These informative presentations are free to all meeting registrants.

DCRC is committed to boosting dairy producer and veterinarian (employed by a veterinary clinic) attendance at its annual meeting. To encourage attendance from these two groups, DCRC is offering ten $200 travel stipends. Stipends will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact JoDee Sattler (jodee@dcrcouncil.org) if interested in this discount. Payment will be made at the meeting upon proof of attendance.

To book a hotel room for the DCRC Annual Meeting, go to: https://bit.ly/2023DCRChotelreservation by Oct. 23, to get the group rate of $159 per night (plus taxes). The DCRC room block may fill before that date, so reserve your room soon.

The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council is focused on bringing together all sectors of the dairy industry – producers, consultants, academia and allied industry professionals – for improved reproductive performance. DCRC provides an unprecedented opportunity for all groups to work together to take dairy cattle reproduction to the next level.

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