Eighth Annual Dairy Info Day

Jan 24, 2019
Brian King Center - Warman, SK

To facilitate meal planning, anyone not yet registered, please confirm your attendance by emailing info@saskmilk.ca or by calling 306-949-6999 by Friday, January 18, 2019


9:15       Registration and Coffee

9:45       Welcome and opening comments by Mel Foth, Chair of the Board, SaskMilk and Andrew Van Kessel, Head, Animal and Poultry Science

Dairy Advisory Board and Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility

9:50        Report from Dairy Advisory Board – Denise Coghill

9:55        Report on Rayner operations – Jay Olyniuk, Manager, Rayner Dairy Facility


10:05      Considerations in barn design to optimize cow behaviour and comfort.  Trevor DeVries, University of Guelph  

10:45      Improvement of alfalfa. Bill Biligetu, Plant Sciences

11:15      Better treatment option for bovine respiratory disease (BRD). Jian Yang and Meena Sakharkar, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition

11:35      Undergraduate thesis project: An update on flax seed and meal for use in dairy cow diets.  Maddy Lazurko

11:50      Undergraduate thesis project:  Bovine leukemia, the tip of the iceberg.  Miriam Ter Borgh

12:05 – 1:15    Lunch provided by SaskMilk

1:15          Optimizing feeding management of dairy cows. Trevor DeVries, University of Guelph

2:00          Whole crop faba beans for silage. PhD candidate Víctor Hugo Guevara Oquendo

2:15          Opportunity starch sources for dairy diets? Rex Newkirk

2:25          Optimum inclusion levels for camelina meal in dairy cow diets. Tim Mutsvangwa.

2:35          Closing remarks - Jack Ford