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World Dairy Expo’s participating companies will showcase their latest research, products and services during new educational Knowledge Nook Sessions benefiting both attendees and companies, alike. The sessions will be presented daily in the Knowledge Nook, located in the atrium of the Exhibition Hall, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The following is the list of 2019 Knowledge Nook Sessions and their sponsors. Be sure to stop by the Knowledge Nook sessions as they provide you with a front-row seat to the latest the dairy industry has to offer.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1

10:30 a.m. — Keep your animals moving

Brad Ingram, Vettec, Inc.

Presented by: Vettec, Inc. 

11:30 a.m. — Growing your business for generations to come: Are we shaping the right model?

Francisco Rodriguez, DeLaval, Inc.

Presented by: DeLaval, Inc. 

12:30 p.m. — Labor issues and animal welfare: Are milking robots part of the solution?

Jouni Pitkäranta and Virpi Kurkela, DVM, 4dBarn

Presented by: 4dBarn 

1:30 p.m. — Essential microbial support: Improving health and performance with probiotics

Dr. Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois

Presented by: Chr. Hansen 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2

9:30 a.m. — Evolution of hybrid alfalfa and what's next

Sara Hendrickson and Chad Staudinger, Dairyland Seed; Steve Wagner, Corteva Agriscience

Presented by: Dairyland Seed 

10:30 a.m. — Better haymaking: Greater ROI and feed quality for dairy pperations through denser bales

Jordan Milewski, New Holland

Presented by: New Holland 

11:30 a.m. — Herd insights brought to life with augmented reality

Roxie Muller, Nedap Livestock Management

Presented by: Nedap Livestock Management 

12:30 p.m. — Colostrum for so many OTHER reasons

Dr. Rick Dumm, DVM

Presented by: Dairy Tech, Inc. 

1:30 p.m. — Managing and marketing dairy crossbreds

Dr. Grant Crawford, Merck Animal Health

Presented by: Merck Animal Health

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

9:30 a.m. — Colostrum for so many OTHER reasons

Dr. Rick Dumm, DVM

Presented by: Dairy Tech, Inc. 

10:30 a.m. — Estrotect breeding indicators: A new reproduction management tool

Dr. Ky Pohler, Texas A&M University

Presented by: Estrotect 

11:30 a.m. — Phixup: An innovative and natural way to maintain optimum ruminal conditions

Rodrigo Araujo de Souza, Timab Magnesium USA

Presented by: Timab Magnesium USA 

12:30 p.m.

Starting calves with force: Lifetime health and production begin on day One

Dr. David P. Casper, Furst-McNess Company

Presented by: Furst-McNess Company 

1:30 p.m.

Acoustic Pulse Technology: Increasing milk yield and treating mastitis free of antibiotics

Dr. Gabriel Leitner PHD, Armenta

Presented by: Armenta

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

9:30 a.m. — Colostrum for so many OTHER reasons

Dr. Rick Dumm, DVM

Presented by: Dairy Tech, Inc. 

10:30 a.m. — Starting calves with force:Lifetime health and production begin on day one

Dr. David P. Casper, Furst-McNess Company

Presented by: Furst-McNess Company 

11:30 a.m. — Microbial inoculation improves silage aerobic stability after short-term fermentation: Fact or fiction?

Dr. Luiz Ferraretto, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida

Presented by: Chr. Hanson 

12:30 p.m. — Component production: Is your herd efficiency up to par?

Dr. Hank Spencer, Cargill Animal Nutrition

Presented by: Cargill Animal Health 

1:30 p.m. — Managing and marketing dairy crossbreds

Dr. Grant Crawford, Merck Animal Health

Presented by: Merck Animal Health 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

9:30 a.m. — Simplified farm data management with UNIFORM

Shawnna Finnerty, UNIFORM-Agri

Presented by: UNIFROM–Agri 

10:30 a.m. — DeLaval: 360 degree interactive virtual facility tours

Jeff Prashaw, DeLaval, Inc.

Presented by: DeLaval, Inc. 

The 53rd World Dairy Expo runs from Oct. 1-5, 2019, and features world’s largest dairy-focused trade show, dairy and forage seminars, a world-class dairy cattle show and more.

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