2018 Cow Comfort Conference - The Latest in Cow Comfort
Tuesday Feb 6, 2018
9:00 AM - Vendor set up and registration opens
11:00 AM - Welcome - Dr. Kimberley Morrill and Lindsay Ferlito, M.S., Cornell North Country Regional Team
11:05 AM - What is animal welfare and what does it mean to the dairy industry - Jessica Ziehm, NY Animal Agriculture Coalition
11:40 AM - Lameness and cow comfort on tiestall dairies - Betsy Hicks, M.S. or Lindsay Ferlito, M.S.
12:05 PM - Emerging issues - Dr. Kimberley Morrill, Cornell North Country Regional Ag Team
12:15 PM - Questions from the morning
12:25 PM - Vendor introductions
12:30 PM - Lunch and visit with vendors
1:40 PM - Cow comfort when the worst happens - David Darr, Dairy Farmers of America and Merck
3:15 PM - Break and visit with vendors
3:45 PM - Cow cooling vs. barn ventilation - Curt Gooch, Cornell PRO-DAIRY
5:00 PM - Questions from afternoon
5:15 PM - First day wrap up - Dr. Kimberley Morrill and Lindsay Ferlito, M.S.
5:30 PM - Social hour and visit with vendors
6:30 PM - Dinner
Wednesday Feb 7, 2018
7:00 AM - Breakfast and visit with vendors
8:00 AM - Welcome back - Dr. Kimberley Morrill and Lindsay Ferlito, M.S.
8:05 AM - Cow comfort in the maternity pen - Dr. Katy Proudfoot, Ohio State University
8:55 AM - Cow comfort on robotic milking herds - Dr. Trevor DeVries, University of Guelph
9:45 AM - Questions from the morning
10:05 AM - Break and visit with vendors
10:35 AM - The economics of robots vs. parlor - Jason Karszes, Cornell
11:15 AM - Robot economics and benchmarks - Bruce Dehm, Dehm Associates
11:55 AM - Questions from the morning
12:10 PM - Wrap up - Dr. Kimberley Morrill and Lindsay Ferlito, M.S.
12:15 PM - Adjourn
$175 or $250 at door
441 Electronics Parkway
Liverpool, NY 13088