DECEMBER 5  DODGEVILLE, WI 7.2 SCIENTIFIC CE CREDITS

Welcome

This continuing education opportunity is designed for practitioners that would like to learn dairy diet design and protein/amino acid balancing using the most up-to-date nutrition modeling.  The presenter will define the most common nutrients used to evaluate and formulate dairy diets, introduce ration formulation software basics and then focus on nutritional evaluation of dairy herds. He will provide basic knowledge on data collection needed to evaluate the nutritional status of a herd; discuss how to build a ration by critically selecting ingredients to minimize costs and maximize performance; and design the nutrient profile of a ration according to different objectives.

Featured Speaker

Enrique Schcolnik

 

DVM
Oakdale, CA

Dr. Schcolnik grew up in Argentina where as a youth he worked at a beef ranch and a dairy, working on horseback and helping with daily dairy work.  At an early age, he knew large animal veterinary medicine was the right path for him.

After high school, Dr. Schcolnik moved from Argentina to attend college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he enrolled in the College of Agriculture as an Animal Sciences major.  He then pursued veterinary medicine and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at University of Illinois in 1998.

After graduation, Dr. Schcolnik joined River Oak, a three-person mixed animal practice in Riverbank, California.  He was offered partnership there and the practice grew to a nine-person mixed practice.  Dr. Schcolnik, together with four other veterinarians, focused on dairy clinical practice, management consulting and human resource training.

After ten years at River Oak, Dr. Schcolnik joined Progressive Dairy Solutions, Inc. (PDS, Inc.), a dairy nutrition and management consulting firm that at the time had four consultants.  This consulting business has grown to 37 consultants over the past 12 years and includes nine veterinarians and an assortment of PhDs in different bovine fields, plus other professionals.  PDS, Inc., currently works with 950,000 lactating cows and an additional similar number of young stock in dairy regions in the USA, Argentina, Chile, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Pakistan.

In addition, Dr. Schcolnik co-owns Frio Gelato, an Illinois-based artisanal argentine gelato company and is also a founding member of Valley Milk of California, a milk powder plant that processes around 2.5 million pounds of milk per day from local family dairies in the San Joaquin Valley of California.  Frio Gelato is made with 100 percent Valley Milk powder from those same family dairies that own and supply the milk plant.

Dr. Schcolnik is actively involved as a participant and also as a lecturer and nutrition committee past chair/member at American Association of Bovine Practitioners. He is married to Jane Fernandez, a physician, and together they have two children and two dogs.

Event Schedule

December 5 / 8 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

7:30 a.m.

Registration

8:00 a.m.

Introduction

8:30 a.m.

Program Begins

Nutrient Balancing

Topics covered will include: feeding the rumen, nutrient guidelines and nutrient profiles of rations for different production levels.

Introducing NDS Ration Balancing Software

Topics covered will include: primary nutrients used to balance diets, loading up a diet and diet balancing.

Herd Evaluation

Topics covered will include: production and components; herd demographics; days in milk; body condition score, manure quality and locomotion scoring; forage testing; current dry matter intakes; current diets and income over feed costs vs. cost of production.

Ingredient Selection and Ration Design

Topics covered will include: ration design goals, building rations around forage availability and nutrient content of forages.

Economics of Ingredient Selection

During this session, the relative values of protein grains and energy grains will be discussed.

Pricing Feeds

During this portion, the presenter will go over a pricing feed scenario.

Milk Cow Ration Feeding Strategies

Topics covered will include: stages of lactation; one diet TMR vs. multiple diets; feeding phases (dry period, transition period, fresh, early, mid and late); and criteria for grouping.

Transition Rations and Dry Cow Rations

Discussion will include nutrient profiles of transition rations.

Protein and Amino Acid Balancing

Diet Scenarios Working with NDS

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn

Location

Dodger Bowl Lanes, Lounge, Banquet and Catering
318 King St
Dodgeville, WI 53533
(608) 935-2595

Pricing

  • Member

  • $175
  • Pre-registration required. No walk-ins will be accepted. The WVMA must be made aware of substitutions prior to the date of the event. No refunds.

  • Non-Member

  • $ 225
  • Pre-registration required. No walk-ins will be accepted. The WVMA must be made aware of substitutions prior to the date of the event. No refunds.

  • Student Member

  • $ 50
  • Pre-registration required. No walk-ins will be accepted. The WVMA must be made aware of substitutions prior to the date of the event. No refunds.

  • Student Non-Member

  • $ 100
  • Pre-registration required. No walk-ins will be accepted. The WVMA must be made aware of substitutions prior to the date of the event. No refunds.

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