Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council pivots from in-person to virtual conference - Cowsmo

Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council pivots from in-person to virtual conference

The in-person Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) Annual Meeting, previously scheduled for Nov.11-12, in Madison, Wis., is rescheduled for Nov. 10-12, in a virtual format. Given current capacity restrictions in Dane County, Wis., due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DCRC is unable to host its in-person annual meeting.

“While it’s disappointing to not meet face to face, the 2020 DCRC Annual Meeting will still offer unparalleled learning opportunities,” said DCRC President Julio Giordano, Cornell University associate professor. “Additionally, we want to protect our members and their families, and the communities they serve. Members’ health and safety is one of our top priorities. The virtual conference will also allow us to invite our international colleagues to participate in the meeting.”

DCRC’s Annual Meeting program will feature world-renowned dairy cattle experts who possess both practical, on-farm experience and highly technical expertise. Confirmed speakers include Milo Wiltbank, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Don Niles, Dan Reuter, Luke Hopkin and Tiffany Paulus Schneider, Wisconsin dairy producers; John Cole, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Peter Hansen, University of Florida; Michael Ferris and Victor Cabrera, UW-Madison; Michael Steele, University of Guelph; Mike Overton, Zoetis; Brian Miller, Merck Animal Health; Klibs Galvão, University of Florida; John Wenz, Washington State University; Richard Pursley, Michigan State University; Daniela Demetrio, Maddox Dairy; Ricardo Chebel, University of Florida; Bruno Amaral, Progressive Dairy Solutions; Kelly Sporer, CentralStar Cooperative; Molly Sloan, URUS; and Steven Roche, ACER Consulting.

DCRC will launch its registration website on Sept. 1. Watch the DCRC website for more details.

The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council is focused on bringing together all sectors of the dairy industry – producers, consultants, academia and allied industry professionals – for improved reproductive performance. DCRC provides an unprecedented opportunity for all groups to work together to take dairy cattle reproduction to the next level.

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