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Golden State Dairy Management Conference

March 25 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Dairy producers, employees, nutritionists, veterinarians, companies and other members of allied industry who are all invited to attend the UC Cooperative Extension’s Golden State Dairy Management Conference held in a four-hour virtual format this year.  Attendees will gain the latest information on dairy nutrition and genetics, feed crop production, and manure nitrate management.  Continuing education credits have been approved for this meeting.  Register to attend HERE.


Session 1: Nutrition

1:00 – 1:50pm

Almond hulls in lactating cow diets—the story continues.  Dr. Ed DePeters

Current science of feed additives to reduce enteric methane emissions. Dr. Ermias Kebreab

What does by-product feeding look like in California? Jennifer Heguy

Session 2: Animal Management and Health

2:00 – 2:50pm

Polled genetics- ready for prime time?  Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam

Feeding more milk – does it pay? Betsy Karle

To treat or not to treat- what and why? Dr. Richard Pereira

Session 3: Crop Production

3:00 – 3:50pm

Recharging groundwater aquifers by flooding alfalfa fields.  Dr. Helen Dalke

Realized irrigation water savings from growing forage sorghum. Dr. Bob Hutmacher

Growing sugar beets and safflower as dairy feed in California. Dr. Steve Kaffka

Session 4: Priority Nitrate Management Zones

4:00 – 4:50pm

Whole farm balance to identify manure management options. Dr. Deanne Meyer

Getting the most out of your…fertilizing grain forage systems with manure.  Nick Clark 

Farmers’ guide to Irrigation management automation. Dr. Khaled Bali


UC Cooperative Extension