2018 Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference

August 8 and 9, Grapevine, TX

Location and Lodging

Embassy Suites

DFW North at Outdoor World
2401 Bass Pro Drive
Grapevine, TX.
(972) 724-2600
North of DFW and 30 minutes from Dallas Love Field.

The conference rate is $159, and the deadline is July 17



Contact Dwain Bunting at dwainbunting@suddenlink.net, (806) 543-0002


August 8, Morning preconference (sponsored by Poet Nutrition)

  • DDGS fiber and protein digestibility: Paul Kononoff, University of Nebraska
  • DDGS and rumen function: Jill Anderson, South Dakota State University

Afternoon session (August 8)

  • Re-evaluating dogmas of metabolic health in transition cows: Lance Baumgard, Iowa State University
  • New concepts in sugars and starches for dairy cattle: Mary Beth Hall, USDA-ARS
  • Exploring a world without livestock: Mary Beth Hall, USDA-ARS
  • Update on regional nutrition research and extension

Morning session (August 9)

  • TANC meeting
  • Effect of altering energy and amino acid nutrition on health and reproductive performance of dairy cows: Phil Cardoso, University of Illinois
  • Prioritizing and understanding dairy management data needs and opportunities: Jeff Bewley, Bovi-Sync
  • Expert panel: The vitamin shortage: Consequences and lessons: Panelists TBD