Data and Innovations Summit during National Holstein Convention
WHEN: JUNE 30, 2022 STARTS AT 7:00 AM WHERE: SIOUX FALLS, SD AT THE SIOUX FALLS CONVENTION CENTER
Learn from industry-leading speakers and panelists who will share ideas on how to better utilize today’s dairy data technologies and systems to maximize efficiency, profitability and results.
An in-person, producer-focused Summit for herds of ALL sizes, breeds, and types being held during the National Holstein Convention.
DATA AND INNOVATIONS SUMMIT - AGENDA TOPICS/HIGHLIGHTS – ALL ON JUNE 30 Dairy Data and Technologies: Past, Present, and Future – Dr. Jeffrey Bewley, Holstein Association USA
Do’s and Don’ts of Interpreting Farm Data: Avoiding Common Data Mistakes – Dr. Michael Overton, Zoetis
Unlocking the Power of Data for the Hardest Working Cow in the Business – Dr. Jason Osterstock, Zoetis
How to Determine if Precision Dairy Analytics and Technologies are Right for Your Farm – Chris Cunningham, Dairy Performance Network
Panel: Connected Technologies: What Farmers Really Need – Companies will share how they are working to combine data from multiple dairy data sources for dairy producers’ benefit.
Tim Taylor (Vyla), Moderator; Panelists: Dr. Victor Cabrera (Dairy Brain), Chip Donatone (iYOTAH), Dr. Nick Jenkins (BoviSync), Dr. Mark Thomas (Dairy Health and Management Services)
Producer Panel: Herd Successes by Applying Herd Data from Technologies and Systems – Panelists will share how they use data to improve their chances of success and change for the better. Walt Cooley (Progressive Dairy), Moderator; Panelists: Mack Drees (Drees Holsteins), Dr. Portia Seckerson (Blue Horizons Dairy/ Northern Valley Livestock Services), Chris Szydel (Pagels Ponderosa), Bob Webb (Summit Farms).
Over a dozen company technology highlights during the program. Interact with many technology company representatives during the trade show and be entered into a cash drawing!
ADDITIONAL NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS
*June 28 evening – “Welcome Night” feat. casino games & junior fun
JOIN US FOR FARM TOURS!
GREAT NORTHERN TOUR
Begin your day at HydroGreen to learn about hydroponic technology for sustainably growing livestock feed in vertically stacked shelves, without the need for cultivated land. Next is Boadwine Farms, homesteaded in 1874 and grown into the modern dairy it is today. Then to SDSU Davis Dairy Plant, where the student-run dairy and creamery together produce ice cream and cheese.
Then travel to Ash Grove Dairy, which sits on a 55-acre site and manages 1,300 cows in a cross-ventilated free-stall barn. The farm features automatic calf feeders, a methane digester, and members of special cow families. You’ll enjoy a pork loin sandwich meal here.
Finally, at Newalta Dairy, they have 4,000 cows and run over 1,200 acres of commodities, and milk 3x/day in a double 40 and double 12 parallel milking parlors. Technologies on the tour include: Alta CowWatch, SCR, Cainthus, Clari de Plus, methane digesters, a Dairy Plant, IDEXX Preg testing, and a hydroponic technology for sustainably growing livestock feed in vertically stacked shelves.
SOUTHERN SCENES TOUR
Your day starts at Royalwood Farms, a 475-cow dairy with over 1,000 tillable acres operated by the 5th and 6th generations of Ode family members.
Next, Mat-Ar-Dor Holsteins, owned by the Timmer family, is home to 135-cow dairy, where you’ll see their recent pack pens, lean-to, and parlor upgrades. Mat-Ar-Dor has a high BAA of 109.5 and heavily focuses on type while working with several cow families. From there, attendees will see the headquarters of the reproductive technology leader, Trans Ova Genetics, highlighted by beef and dairy housing and Trans Ova’s rst IVF and cloning lab.
A prime rib sandwich meal will be served at Trans Ova before heading to Stensland Family Farm. At this family-owned farm and creamery, milk from the dairy is directly utilized to produce freshly bottled milk, ice cream, aged cheese, and cheese curds.
The final stop before returning will be HydroGreen. Here attendees will learn about hydroponic technology for sustainably growing livestock feed in vertically stacked shelves, without the need for cultivated land. Technologies on the tour include: parlor upgrades, an embryo and technology company, a creamery, and a hydroponic technology for sustainably growing livestock feed in vertically stacked shelves.
WESTERN WAYS TOUR
The day begins at Dabru Dairy, where the Haase family raises 6,000 acres of crops, and milks a herd of 550 cows. They utilize embryo technology while focusing on high genomic cow families.
Next, you’ll visit Farm Life Creamery, the value-added product producer for Gee-Aye Registered Holsteins which produces cheese, bottled milk, yogurt, and ice cream on-site. From there, the tour will take you to Shannon Dairy operated by the Shannon Hutterite Colony. Their farm features a robotic milking facility for 240 cows and a robotic calf barn along.
Attendees will enjoy a hamburger lunch at Shannon Dairy before heading to HydroGreen where attendees will learn about hydroponic technology for sustainably growing livestock feed in vertically stacked shelves, without the need for cultivated land. Technologies on the tour include: embryo technology, milking and calf feeding robotics, creamery, genomic testing, and a hydroponic technology for sustainably growing livestock feed in vertically stacked shelves.
June 29, evening – “If I Can” Motivational Speaker, Chris Koch
*June 30 late afternoon –
ADDITIONAL SPONSORED EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS BEGINNING 3:30 P.M.
Allflex Livestock Intelligence: “Beyond Heat Detection - How Monitoring Technology Helps Maximize Labor Efficiency, Automation, and ROI,” by Sarah Anderson
Balchem: Details coming soon!
Cainthus: “FEED, LABOR, HERD - How computer vision helps you drive efficiencies on your dairy,” by Barb Petersen
Cattle Eye: Details coming soon!
Cow Manager: “Maximizing the ROI with Better Utilization of the CowManager Nutrition module,” by Wilfried Reuvekamp
Hydrogreen: “Automated Vertical Pastures for Generational Sustainability,” by Dan Schmidt
iYOTAH Solutions: Details coming soon!
Neogen: “Sort. Select. Succeed: Using Genomic Data to Drive Progress,” by Anthony Ling
Select Sires: “Tools to Increase Cow Longevity and Herd Profibility,” by Lyle Kruse, Jeff Ziegler, and Kevin Jorgenson
Soma Detect: “SomaDetect: A New Technology to Help Dairy Farmers Make Smart Decisions,” by Roger Saltman
VES-Artex: “Smart Barn Technology at Your Fingertips,” by Mark Doornink
*June 30 evening – Pre-Sale Dinner with a great cattleman-style steak dinner COME ALL!
REGISTRATION OPEN MARCH THROUGH MAY 31, 2022
Many Junior Holstein Assoc. and other events/tours for the whole family, hosted by the Minnesota Holstein Association and the 2022 National Holstein Convention.