Knowledge Nook

Located in the Atrium of the Exhibition Hall, the Knowledge Nook is a space designed for companies to showcase an innovative product, service or research that was introduced to the market since the last World Dairy Expo. There will be five, 45-minute sessions per day beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

The current list of 2021 Knowledge Nook Sessions and their sponors is below. It will continue to be updated as product launches are confirmed and new research is proven providing you a front-row seat to the latest the dairy industry has to offer. 

Innovation Unveiled also features additional cutting-edge products that can be found in the Trade Show.

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Wednesday, September 29

9:30 a.m.

Monitoring Cow Behavior to Optimize Production and Animal Welfare

Presenter: Tyler Bramble, Growth Lead Manager, Cainthus

Sponsor: Cainthus

By combining computer vision and artificial intelligence, ALUS Behavior by Cainthus monitors your herd 24/7 - tracking activities such as lying, eating, drinking, standing - in order to provide a complete behavior analysis, ensuring that your cows are displaying the behavioral patterns that result in maximum milk production and animal welfare. ALUS Behavior enables you to increase lying time, improve your cow comfort and reduce costs due to lameness and related issues.

10:30 a.m.

Do You Have Clean Feed?

Presenters: Dr. John Goeser, PhD, Rock River Lab, and Dr. Renato Schmidt, Lallemand Forage Products Specialist

Sponsor: Lallemand

Spoiled silage has low nutrient content and recovery of dry matter due to the activity of undesirable microorganisms, which can also produce harmful compounds, as well as have a direct impact on the animals. This presentation will focus on the detrimental effects of feeding spoiled (or spoiling) silage to lactating cows. *New product launch will be highlighted. 

11:30 a.m.

Rumen Protected Glucose for Dairy Cows

Presenter: Dr. David Casper, P.A.S., DPL ACAS, Technical Service Manager, Soy Best

Sponsor: Soy Best

Glucose is a key nutrient for transition and lactating dairy cows. Gluco Best is a new product based on a proprietary manufacturing process that uses heat processed soybean meal and glucose resulting in a product that contains both ruminal bypass protein and glucose. Research on Gluco Best will highlight the research work on ruminal bypass glucose reducing ketosis and improving insulin concentrations to reduce body weight loss leading to improved lactational performance, which may include milk production, milk components, or reproductive efficiency.  

12:30 p.m.

Developing a Calf Program for Your Farm

Presenters: Dr. Bob James, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech University, and Dr. Kimberley Morrill

Sponsor: Chrs. Hansen

This presentation would be split between Dr. Bob James and Dr. Kimberley Morrill. Dr. James will focus on the importance of early calfhood management practices and how to develop an individualized calf program to meet the goals of your operation. Dr. Morrill will share research on how a science-based, research proven probiotic can be a key aspect of a pre-weaned calf health and nutrition plan. Dr. Morrill will discuss how probiotics can enhance intestinal health by establishing supportive microbiota in the GI tract and aiding in the development of the rumen and small intestine.
Thursday, September 30
11:30 a.m.

New Technologies for Producing Highly Digestible Forages for Feeding Dairy Cattle

Presenter: Dr. David P. Casper

Sponsor: Ralco

In these difficult dairy times, highly digestible forages are more economically important than ever. Highly digestible dry hay and ensiled forages can be fed in large quantities to meet the nutrient requirements of dairy cows even at reduced production levels, while reducing the cost to produce milk. This presentation will showcase the latest research on products for harvesting the highest digestible hay and ensiled forages, while maintaining that forage digestibility through storage and feed-out. The presentation will showcase enzymes, bacteria and proprietary technologies in these new products and the ability for increasing inclusion rates of hay and ensiled forages in the ration.

12:30 p.m.

Rumen Protected Glucose for Dairy Cows

Presenter: Dr. David Casper, P.A.S., DPL ACAS, Technical Service Manager, Soy Best

Sponsor: Soy Best

Glucose is a key nutrient for transition and lactating dairy cows. Gluco Best is a new product based on a proprietary manufacturing process that uses heat processed soybean meal and glucose resulting in a product that contains both ruminal bypass protein and glucose. Research on Gluco Best will highlight the research work on ruminal bypass glucose reducing ketosis and improving insulin concentrations to reduce body weight loss leading to improved lactational performance, which may include milk production, milk components, or reproductive efficiency.  

1:30 p.m.

Developing a Calf Program for Your Farm

Presenters: Dr. Bob James, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech University, and Dr. Kimberley Morrill

Sponsor: Chrs. Hansen

This presentation would be split between Dr. Bob James and Dr. Kimberley Morrill. Dr. James will focus on the importance of early calfhood management practices and how to develop an individualized calf program to meet the goals of your operation. Dr. Morrill will share research on how a science-based, research proven probiotic can be a key aspect of a pre-weaned calf health and nutrition plan. Dr. Morrill will discuss how probiotics can enhance intestinal health by establishing supportive microbiota in the GI tract and aiding in the development of the rumen and small intestine.
Friday, October 1
10:30 a.m.

Animal-Centered Environments: Smart Barn Technology at Your Fingertips

Presenter: Mark Doornick, VP of Product Management

Sponsor: VES-Artex

DairyBOS gives users access to smart technology used to create an Animal-Centered Environment. Mark Doornink, VP of Product Management, will discuss how this technology allows dairy owners access to key environmental and milk data, as well as herd health information, all in one location. Users will be able to receive alerts when attention is needed in an area and monitor systems on the dairy from their phone or smart device. 

12:30 p.m.

Rumen Protected Glucose for Dairy Cows

Presenter: Dr. David Casper, P.A.S., DPL ACAS, Technical Service Manager, Soy Best

Sponsor: Soy Best

Glucose is a key nutrient for transition and lactating dairy cows. Gluco Best is a new product based on a proprietary manufacturing process that uses heat processed soybean meal and glucose resulting in a product that contains both ruminal bypass protein and glucose. Research on Gluco Best will highlight the research work on ruminal bypass glucose reducing ketosis and improving insulin concentrations to reduce body weight loss leading to improved lactational performance, which may include milk production, milk components, or reproductive efficiency.  
Saturday, October 2
10:30 a.m.

Animal-Centered Environments: The Key to Healthy and Successful Farms

Presenter: Dr. Mike Wolf, DVM

Sponsor: VES-Artex

This presentation will discuss scientific, energy efficient, designs for barns to create an Animal-Centered Environment. Cows live a healthier, happier and are more productive when they have optimal lighting, cool temperatures and fresh air. Dr. Mike Wolf will explain how this is possible with an Animal-Centered Environment.