Dairy Focus at Illinois

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Congratulations on your Ph.D. defense entitled “NUTRITIONAL STRATEGIES IMPACT ON IMMUNOMETABOLIC BIOMARKERS, REPRODUCTIVE TRACT PHYSIOLOGY AND HEALTH OF HOLSTEIN COWS” Anne! The Dairy Focus Lab wishes you all the best in your new home in Wisconsin.
Congratulations on your PhD defense entitled “Effects of rumen-protected lysine and dry matter intake on metabolism in dairy cows” Laura! The Dairy Focus Lab wishes you all the best in your new home in South Dakota.

Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dairy nutrition and reproduction.

28/09/2023

Congratulations on your MS defense entitled “Effects of Close-Up Dietary Energy Content and Rumen-Protected Lysine and Methionine Fed Pre – and Postpartum on Performance and Health of Holstein Cows,” Emily! The Dairy Focus Lab is happy to have you for your Ph.D. at the University of Illinois.👏

15/09/2023

Congratulations on your MS defense entitled “EFFECTS OF DIRECT-FED BACILLUS SUBTILIS AND CLOSTRIDIUM BEIJERINCKII ON TOTAL-MIXED RATION APPARENT DIGESTIBILITY AND RUMINAL DEGRADABILITY OF ALFALFA HAYLAGE AND WHOLE-PLANT CORN SILAGE IN HOLSTEIN COWS,” Lizet! The Dairy Focus Lab is happy to have you for your Ph.D. at the University of Illinois.👏

23/08/2023

Congratulations on your MS defense entitled “FEEDING NATIVE RUMEN MICROBIAL SUPPLEMENTS INCREASES ENERGY-CORRECTED MILK PRODUCTION AND FEED EFFICIENCY BY HOLSTEIN COWS,” Ashley! The Dairy Focus Lab wishes you all the best in your new position as an Assistant Manager at the University of Illinois.👏

30/06/2023

Join Illinois Milk Producers Association and the University of Illinois Extension for our annual Dairy Technology Tour. This year’s tour is at Wilra Farms in Nashville, Illinois. The farm tour will include discussions on management practices led by the Harre family and Dr. Phil Cardoso from the University of Illinois. Hear about the latest innovations in dairy technology and management and learn from dairy farmers who have implemented new dairy systems.

On-farm tour highlights include: Meet the Calves, Waikato rotary milking parlor, and a state of the art ventilation system.

Tour Agenda:

Guided Farm Tour
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch at the Farm and U of I Dairy Updates
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Self-Guided Farm Visit
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Visit www.IllinoisMilk.org for more information or follow us at on Facebook.

Contact IMPA at [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities.

27/04/2023

Congratulations Emma for presenting your work at the 2023 Undergraduate Student Symposium today. The Dairy Focus Lab is proud of you.

Photos from Illinois PDCA Calf Sale's post 30/03/2023
Timeline photos 15/03/2023

It was a big night for Illinois at the Midwest American Society of Animal Science meeting!

Dr. Phil Cardoso was awarded the Outstanding Young Teacher Award.

Kaitlyn Sommer placed second in the Ph.D. Research Presentation Competition. Cameron White placed first in the MS Research Presentation Competition. Both Kaitlyn and Cameron are advised by Dr. Ryan Dilger.

Sadie Drayer and Jebidiah Schwager, both participants in the I-Belief program directed by Dr. Dan Shike and Dr. Josh McCann, placed 2nd and 3rd in the Undergraduate Research Presentation Competition.

02/02/2023

Shout out to all of our 2023 Dairy Summit Sponsors! Thank you for your support.

27/01/2023
Illinois dairy farmers win awards 15/12/2022

Illinois dairy farmers win awards Quick Take: Illinois Milk Producers recognizes dairy farmer leaders, IL Corn offers a new scholarship, Growmark elects directors, and Illinois senators sign on for E15.

Congratulations on your Ph.D. defense entitled “FEED AND FEEDING STRATEGIES TO ALLEVIATE COMMON STRESSORS OF DAIRY COWS” Fabiana! The Dairy Focus Lab wishes you all the best in your new position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland.👏 09/11/2022

Congratulations on your Ph.D. defense entitled “FEED AND FEEDING STRATEGIES TO ALLEVIATE COMMON STRESSORS OF DAIRY COWS” Fabiana! The Dairy Focus Lab wishes you all the best in your new position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland.👏

Congratulations on your Ph.D. defense entitled “FEED AND FEEDING STRATEGIES TO ALLEVIATE COMMON STRESSORS OF DAIRY COWS” Fabiana! The Dairy Focus Lab wishes you all the best in your new position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland.👏

07/10/2022

Hasta luego e gracias por todo! 🇦🇷

24/08/2022

Check out the 2022 Dairy Tech Tour videos. Link: http://www.illinoismilk.org/2022dtt/

Thanks again for the Beer family for hosting it and all the sponsors. Already working on the 2023 Dairy Tech Tour 🤓

Photos from Illinois Milk Producers Association's post 15/07/2022
Photos from Dairy Focus at Illinois's post 14/07/2022
14/07/2022

It’s time!

01/07/2022

The 2022 Dairy Tech Tour is just two weeks away! Join the Illinois Milk Producers Association and the University of Illinois for the Annual Dairy Tech Tour on July 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s tour is taking participants to Beer’s Robo Holsteins Dairy Farm, located at 6424 Liebig School Road, Mascoutah, IL, 62258. The guided tour will include discussions on innovative dairy technology and management practices led by the Beer family, as well as a research update led by Drs. Phil Cardoso and Derek Nolan from the University of Illinois. On-farm tour highlights include: Meet the calves, sand lane/manure management, lactation diet and barn structure, Lely robotic milking, dry cow management and care.

The tentative tour agenda is as follows:
• 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Guided farm tour
• 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch at the farm
• 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dairy research update
• 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Self-guided farm visit

Please share this invitation with dairy farmers and industry professionals in your counties. Share the Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/2LFfw88TJ.

29/03/2022

Congratulations on your Ph.D. defense entitled “NUTRITIONAL STRATEGIES IMPACT ON IMMUNOMETABOLIC BIOMARKERS, REPRODUCTIVE TRACT PHYSIOLOGY AND HEALTH OF HOLSTEIN COWS” Anne! The Dairy Focus Lab wishes you all the best in your new home in Wisconsin.

01/02/2022

Due to the weather forecast in Central IL, we are moving the 2022 Illinois Dairy Summit to a completely virtual event. The main concern is everyone’s safety. Currently, travel is not being recommended from Tuesday evening to Thursday evening.

We look forward to seeing you virtually tomorrow from 11am to 3pm!

It's not too late to register. Register at bit.ly/22DairySummit.
University of Illinois Extension, Illinois Farm Bureau

30/11/2021

Congratulations on your PhD defense entitled “Effects of rumen-protected lysine and dry matter intake on metabolism in dairy cows” Laura! The Dairy Focus Lab wishes you all the best in your new home in South Dakota.

29/11/2021

University of Illinois Extension is providing Certified Livestock Management (CLM) Training. Visit go.illinois.edu/CLMT to register.

22/04/2021
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