MANKATO, Minn. — The 82nd Minnesota Nutrition Conference is scheduled for September 22 and 23, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato, MN.
This year, the Minnesota Nutrition Conference partnered with ADM to present the pre-conference symposium (https://mnnutritionconf.umn.
The morning program will begin with a discussion on current developments and research focus on the amino acid market by ADM VP of Amino Acids, Elliott Brammer. Then, Dr. Hans Stein, University of Illinois, will speak on how carbohydrases may increase energy utilization in diets fed to pigs. A review of ionophore use in beef cattle diets will be conducted by Dr. Fred Owens, Professor Emeritus at Oklahoma State University. While Dr. Lance Baumgard, Iowa State University, will present novel biology models in gut physiology in dairy cattle. The morning program will conclude with a review on the use of organic trace minerals in poultry feeds by Dr. Samuel Rochell of the University of Arkansas.
The Minnesota Nutrition Conference committee worked hard to get a group of topics and speakers focused on issues facing animal nutrition, feed formulation and feed manufacturing.
The General Session of the 82nd Minnesota Nutrition, which begins on the afternoon of September 22, is themed “Animal nutrition in the changing world of animal production”. The committee brought together a group of renowned speakers that will address how nutritionists are proactively approaching ingredient use and diet formulation to feed food animals in an environmentally conscious manner.
Dr. Neil Ferguson, Trouw Nutrition Canada, will start the afternoon program with a review of nutrition and management practices to minimize on-farm environmental footprint. A comparative assessment of current swine rations and alternative formulations obtained by incorporating environmental criteria will be presented by Dr. Jasmina Burek of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. How the animal feed industry sustainably uses food industry co-products will be the topic presented by Dr. Jason Frank of the International Ingredients Corporation. BASF’s Tom Battagliese will address how nutritionists may move beyond least cost formulation to enable a sustainable animal protein value chain. At the end of this topic lineup, a speaker panel will convene permitting participants greater interaction with speakers (https://mnnutritionconf.umn.
A welcome reception hosted by Alltech will follow. During this reception and throughout the conference, opportunities will exist for networking with other participants or interacting with graduate students presenting results of their research during the Graduate Student Poster Competition.
On day two, attendees may choose to attend presentations by leading nutritionists from private industry and academia in one of two concurrent sessions on ruminant and non-ruminant nutrition (https://mnnutritionconf.umn.
The swine nutrition program will focus on immune-microbiota interactions (Dr. Crystal Loving, USDA), room hygiene and microbiome (Kayla Law, University of Minnesota), understanding virus infectivity/viability in feed (Dr. Declan Schroeder, University of Minnesota), and transboundary risks of disease transfer in feed supply (Dr. Jennifer Van de Ligt, University of Minnesota). The latter part of the program will be dedicated to understanding implications of Ca and P status on pelvic organ prolapse in reproducing sows (Dr. Tom Crenshaw and Dr. Mariola Grez Capdeville, University of Wisconsin) and practical methods to assess dietary phosphorus adequacy for reproducing sows (Dr. Mariola Grez Capdeville and Dr. Tom Crenshaw, University of Wisconsin). During the afternoon the poultry nutrition program will begin with Dr. Pratima Adhikari, Mississippi State University, addressing how protease and reduced amino acids affect performance and ileal amino acid digestibility in Hyline w36. The interrelationship between selenium and vitamin E will be reviewed by Dr. Rob Shirley, Addisseo USA. Dr. Sally Noll, University of Minnesota, will review nutritional and management aspects of early turkey poult performance. Dr. Anup Kollanoor Johny, University of Minnesota, will present on pre-harvest strategies to control multiple Salmonella serovars in turkeys.
The morning session of the ruminant nutrition program will focus on feeding corn silage to dairy cattle (Dr. Luiz Ferraretto, University of Wisconsin) followed by calf-rearing research update (Dr. Brad Heins, University of Minnesota), and the role of silage inoculants in normal and drought-stressed forages (Dr. Alvaro Garcia, Dellait Animal Nutrition and Health). Next, forages in the feedlot will be addressed by Dr. Zach Smith (South Dakota State University). The morning program will wrap up with a discussion on the future role of the ruminant nutritionist presented by Dr. Fred Owens, Professor Emeritus at Oklahoma State University. During the afternoon, precision cattle management tools will be discussed (Dr. Grant Crawford, Merck Animal Health) followed by a review of nutritional strategies with decision support tools and a review of the DairyBrain project (Dr. Victor Cabrera, University of Wisconsin). Enhanced immune response through nutrition will be presented by Josh Zeltwanger, University of Missouri. Dr. Jim Salfer (University of Minnesota) will wrap up the afternoon with a presentation on milk components, nutrition and circadian rhythms of cows.
Please access the registration site using this link: https://learning.umn.edu/
Registration fee schedule:
University faculty and students: US$ 50.00 (Please request code at firstname.lastname@example.org – Email should originate from an educational account)
Pre-registration: US$ 200.00 (open until September 17, 2021)
On-site: US$ 250.00 (after September 17, 2021)
The conference hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Mankato (https://bit.ly/3BJ0YXN).
A block of rooms has been reserved under the group name “MN Nutrition Conference”, or by using the code “NUC” when registering online, until September 10, 2021.
Please visit the conference website for conference updates: www.mnnutritionconf.umn.edu
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