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Dairy Research Featured at PDPW Business Conference

February 13, 2023
Contact: Shelly Mayer

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Dairy Research Featured at PDPW Business Conference
The Preview Stage Features Cutting-Edge Research Underway at UW-Madison, University of Minnesota
DAIRY NEWS – The world’s top researchers are putting cutting-edge technologies and innovative techniques to work every day to solve the most pressing challenges in dairy production and nutrition. From preventing mastitis and lameness in cows to tapping into the components of milk to treat disease in humans to managing nutrients on dairy farms, ongoing research will impact our industry and world in exciting ways in the short and long term. 
Scheduled for March 15-16, 2023, at the Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., the 2023 Business Conference presented by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) will feature nearly 60 keynote, break-out, hands-on and other sessions. In particular, sessions presented at the Preview Stage will give attendees a firsthand look at the world-class research underway at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota.
“The Preview Stage is an incredible opportunity for dairy producers to meet and hear directly from the university researchers who are making discoveries and developing techniques to make our industry more efficient, productive and sustainable in the future,” said Katy Schultz, Fox Lake, Wis., dairy producer and PDPW board president. “It’s also exciting to see the continued impact of the Dairy Innovation Hub and their funding of research and faculty at three Wisconsin agriculture-focused universities.”
Preview Stage presentations will take place on both days of the event. Presentations will include:
  • “Using automated technology and integrated data sources to address dairy cattle lameness,” presented by Dr. Gerard Cramer, DVM, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota, and Dr. Elise Shepley, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate, University of Minnesota.
  • “Using dairy for personalized medicine and nutrition,” presented by Dr. Joe Pierre, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Karen Antunes, Ph.D. student, Department of Nutritional Sciences, UW-Madison.
  • “Dairy-manure land management: Methods to minimize environmental impacts of dairy farms,” presented by Dr. Xia Zhu-Barker, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Soil Science, UW-Madison.
  • “Antibiotic drug use for mastitis control in dairy cows: Can we do better?” presented by Dr. Hilario Mantovani, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences, UW-Madison, and Ana Julia Moreira, research intern, Department ofAnimal & Dairy Sciences, UW-Madison.
  • “Developing bioguided processing for microbiome-centered therapeutic applications,” presented by Dr. Gulustan Ozturk, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Food Science, UW-Madison.
For more details on each session, view the conference flier.
The two-day event will also feature an expanded Hall of Ideas and Equipment show as well as Youth Leadership sessions led by Michael Hoffman to help youth ages 15 to 18 build communications and self-awareness skills.
Sessions at the 2023 Business Conference will be simultaneously translated into Spanish; click here for the Spanish-language flier. For more details, including speaker bios, lodging and exhibiting information click here.
The 2023 PDPW Business Conference offers 810 minutes of accredited training through such providers as Dairy AdvanCE (DACE) American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA).
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.