NEWS for North Dakotans
Agriculture Communication, North Dakota State University
7 Morrill Hall, Fargo, ND 58105-5665
November 2, 2000
A two-day satellite video conference to review the 2001 National Research Council update on nutrient requirements of dairy cattle is set for Jan. 16 - 17.
North Dakota State University is making tentative plans to serve as a downlink site, according to J. W. Schroeder, NDSU Extension Service dairy specialist. To participate, preregistration is required by Nov. 15. Contact Schroeder at (701) 231-7663, Hultz Hall, NDSU, Fargo, ND 58105 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who preregister will be kept up to date on site arrangements, registration costs, and other details as they are completed.
The program will be of interest to professionals in dairy cattle production, such as consulting nutritionists, professional animal scientists, feed company nutritionists, feed additive industry representatives, veterinarians, field dairy specialists, extension specialists, university nutritionists, and professionals involved in educating both college students and the general public. The symposium has been approved for up to seven continuing education credits for members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists and will serve as professional training for veterinarians as well.
This international satellite symposium is composed of two program segments. Segment one is the new discoveries in biology of dairy cattle and how they influence nutrient requirements. The major changes in the new NRC report in energy, protein, vitamins, and minerals for growth, maintenance, and reproduction, plus sections on non-nutritive additives and decreasing nutrient excretion, are presented in this seven-hour program. Segment two, taught by local site coordinators, will include NRC computer models, requirement table generation, and case study workshops. Speakers will participate in panel discussions based on questions received from the viewing audience at the downlink sites.
Source: J.W. Schroeder, (701) 231-7663
Editor: Tom Jirik, (701) 231-9629