2020 Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference

August 4 and 5, 2020, Grapevine TX - MEETING POSTPONED. A new date will be posted as soon as practical.

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 $175, and the deadline is July 20

If there is an issue with the room availability or other issues, please contact Dwain Bunting at dwainbunting@suddenlink.net or 806-543-0002


MEETING POSTPONED: For more details on sponsorship, please contact Dwain Bunting at dwainbunting@suddenlink.net, (806) 543-0002


Dairy Informatics and the Future of Feeding and Nutrition

Tuesday – August 4, 2020 – 9:30am to 5:30pm

Pre-conference Symposium – Sponsored by Zinpro:

  • Iso-Acids and/or New Cobalt: Mike Socha, PhD, Zinpro
  • Lameness and what it is costing you: Daryl Kleinschmit, PhD, Zinpro
  • Heat stress and Gut Integrity: Chris Ashworth, PhD, Zinpro

MSRNC Main Program:

Expert panel: Integrated dairy data systems: How future feeding decisions will be made (may include other panelists)

  • Using dairy informatics to make smarter animal health and feeding decisions: Mike Overton, DVM, Zoetis
  • Integration of dairy monitoring, data, and feeding systems: Where are we going?: Manuel Soares, CEO Milc group
  • Ethics of customer data privacy in sales and tech support: Dwain Bunting, PhD, TANC Secretary

Regional Extension and Research update
Student posters and refreshments

Wednesday – August 5, 2020 – 7:30am to Noon

TANC meeting

Expert panel: The future of ruminant nutrition feeding systems (may include other panelists)

  • The future of ration formulation systems and their integration with emerging feeding and management technologies: Sam Fessenden, MS, Ag Modeling and Training Systems
  • Precision feeding systems: Sensitivity, infrastructure, data capture, algorithms, and new efficiencies in nutritional performance: Robin White, PhD, Virginia Tech University
  • Future of ruminant nutrition technology development and farm application: Mike Cecava, PhD, Cecava Research Consulting LLC



2020 MSRNC is approved for 8 ARPAS CEUs