The Northeast Ohio Regional Dairy Conference is organized and facilitated by the Killbuck Valley Veterinary Medical Association (KVVMA). The 2020 conference will be held on Wednesday, February 12 at the Fisher Auditorium/Shisler Conference Center located on the OARDC campus in Wooster. The theme of this year’s conference is entitled "The Wheels of Fortune: Calves, Components and the Transition Cow".
The featured speaker at this year's conference is Dr. Jesse Goff, DVM, PhD. Jesse is professor emeritus of the Iowa State University Veterinary College, where he taught courses in physiology and nutrition. At the dairy conference Jesse will be presenting at two morning sessions and one afternoon session. At each session Jesse will address a different topic. Morning topics include: Practical Approaches to Hypocalcemia Prevention, Immune Suppression in the Transition Cow. Why Fresh Cows get Metritis, Retained Placenta and Mastitis. In the afternoon, Jesse will address the topic of calf diarrhea; his presentation is entitled "Three forms of diarrhea your calves can get and how oral rehydration works".
In addition to Jesse Goff, there is a session on the "Value of components and milk prices" that will be presented by Dianne Shoemaker, OSU Extension Dairy Production Economics Field Specialist. Dianne's session will take place after lunch.
A highlight feature of the Northeast Regional Dairy Conference through the years has been an outstanding trade show of vendors and exhibitors that provided support and services to the dairy farm and the dairy industry. Again, this year, there is an excellent line-up of vendors and exhibitors that will have displays featuring information and product. The conference has regularly scheduled breaks to provide conference attendees time to visit with the exhibitors and vendors. Support from these vendors and exhibitors provides the funding for the conference. There is no registration fee and no charge for lunch or conference materials thanks to those sponsorships.
Although the conference is free, a count is needed to make lunch arrangements. Pre-registration/reservation is requested by Wednesday, February 5. Reservations can be made on-line at https://www.neodairy.com/, where more information about the conference can be found, including a detailed agenda for the day. Reservations can also be made by calling or emailing any of the veterinary clinics that are a member of the Killbuck Valley Veterinary Medical Association. Those clinics are: Tri-County Animal Clinic at 419-853-4835, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Orrville Veterinary Clinic at 330-682-2971, email:email@example.com, New Pittsburg Veterinary Clinic at 330-264-7787, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and Byland Animal Hospital at 419-994-5515, email:email@example.com.
This is a good conference to pick up practical information, visit with fellow dairy farmers and visit with vendors/exhibitors who support the dairy industry. Make your reservation by February 5 and plan to attend the 2020 Northeast Ohio Regional Dairy Conference on February 12.