37th Edition  Conference

ADSA Discover Conference on Food Animal Agriculture

"Conference focus on the critical importance to the dairy industry."
ADSA Discover Conferences focus on topics of importance to the science of food animal agriculture and are held in a relaxed, informal setting. Sessions for this conference will allow ample time for discussion, networking, and relaxation. This conference will focus on the latest developments in understanding how specific feeds or compounds alter animal performance through immune stimulation, microbial modification, metabolic regulation, and inflammation reduction.


09:00 AM-06:00 PM (expected)
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500 - 1000

10 - 50 Exhibitors Estimated Count

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Medical & Pharma
Education & Training


28 - 31 Oct 2019 37th Edition
28 - 31 May 2019 36th Edition
01 - 04 Nov 2016
26 - 29 May 2015 29th Edition
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Frequency Bi-annual
Next edition likely in Apr 2020

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Brent Sellers

Brent Sellers

R&d Specialist Engineer at Hollister Inc.

Libertyville, United States


Real estate at Tower

Atlantic City, United States
samuel femi obasanmi

samuel femi obasanmi

ceo managing director at gem aries enterprises

Lagos, Nigeria


ELder at SDA

Nairobi, Kenya
Samuel Njuguna

Samuel Njuguna

Farmer at Samsoft

Lakewood, United States
Berhanu Tadesse Sori

Berhanu Tadesse Sori

Bachelor's Degree holder at Livestock and Fishery Resources Development

Nekemte, Ethiopia



Ibadan, Nigeria

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Speakers (past edition)

David Notter

David Notter

Emeritus Professor at Dept. of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia... Roanoke, United States
David Pollock

David Pollock

retired poultry geneticist at Perdue Farms(Heritage Breeders) United States

Schedule & Agenda

Mon, 06 Oct04:00 PM - 06:00 PMRegistration
NIU Conference Center Lobby
Mon, 06 Oct05:00 PM - 06:00 PMReception
Mon, 06 Oct06:00 PM - 06:00 PMDinner
Mon, 06 Oct07:00 PM - 08:00 PMOpening Session
NIU Conference Center Welcome Larry Miller, DISCOVER Conference Series and DC28 Co-chair Randy Shaver, Univ. of Wisconsin Conference Keynote: Outlook on Global Demands for Starch Sources & Impacts on Availability and Costs for Livestock Feeds. Rick Tolman, National Corn Growers
Mon, 06 Oct08:00 PM - 06:00 PMADJOURN
Tue, 07 Oct07:00 AM - 08:00 AMContinental breakfast
NIU Conference Center Lobby
Tue, 07 Oct08:00 AM - 12:00 PMSession 1 u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 Ruminant Session I
Moderator: Bill Weiss, The Ohio State Univ. Welcome and Announcements Is Starch a Required Nutrient in Dairy Cattle Diets? Mike Allen, Michigan State Univ. Is Starch a Required Nutrient in Beef Cattle Diets? Galen Erickson, Univ. of Nebraska Discussion
Tue, 07 Oct09:40 AM - 10:10 AMBREAK
Sites of Starch Digestion u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 Ruminal, Intestinal, Hindgut, Total Tract Gerald Huntington, North Carolina State Univ. Post-Absorptive u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 Propionate vs. Glucose etc. Shawn Donkin, Purdue Univ. Discussion
Tue, 07 Oct12:00 PM - 01:15 PMLUNCH
Tue, 07 Oct01:15 PM - 04:00 PMSession 2 - Cereal Crop Session
Moderator: Pat Hoffman, Univ. of Wisconsin Physico-Chemistry of Cereal Grains that Influence Ethanol Production. Vijay Singh, Univ. of Illinois Historic and Current Genetic Variation in Corn Endosperm Types Paul Scott, USDA, Iowa State Univ. Differences Among Non-Corn Cereal-Crop Starch Sources for Ruminants. Mark Nelson, Washington State Univ. Discussion
Tue, 07 Oct03:15 PM - 04:00 PMBREAK
Tue, 07 Oct04:00 PM - 05:00 PMSession 3 - Ruminant Session II
Moderator: Galen Erickson, Univ. of Nebraska The Latest on the Impact of Ruminal Acidosis on Animal Health and Performance. J. C. (Kees) Plaizier, Univ. of ManitobaDiscussion
Tue, 07 Oct05:00 PM - 06:00 PMADJOURN
Wed, 08 Oct08:00 AM - 12:00 PMSession 4 u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 Lab Analyses & Modeling Session
n. Moderator: Mike Allen, Michigan State Univ. Laboratory Evaluation of Dry and Ensiled Grain Physic-Chemistries. Pat Hoffman, Univ. of Wisconsin Starch Digestibility Assays. Ralph Ward, Cumberland Valley Analytical Services, Inc. Discussion
Wed, 08 Oct09:30 AM - 10:00 AMBREAK
Modeling Ruminal and Total Tract Starch Digestion. Jeff Firkins, The Ohio State Univ. Current and Potential Application of Starch and its Digestibility in Diet Formulation. David Weakley, Forage Genetics, Inc. and John Metcalf, Nutreco Discussion
Wed, 08 Oct11:45 AM - 12:45 PMLUNCH
Wed, 08 Oct12:45 PM - 05:00 PMSession 5 - Work Group Sessions
Starch and Starch Digestibility Assays for Feeding Ruminants PC Facilitator u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 Rick Grant, Miner Institute; Speaker u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 Dave Mertens, Mertens Innovations & Research LLC u00c3u0083u00c2u00afu00c3u0082u00c2u0082u00c3u0082u00c2u00b7 Modeling PC Facilitator u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 Mike Allen, Michigan State Univ.; Speakers - David Weakley, Forage Genetics, Inc. and John Metcalf, Nutreco u00c3u0083u00c2u00afu00c3u0082u00c2u0082u00c3u0082u00c2u00b7 Genetic Diversity and Potential Selection for Starch Properties in Corn PC Facilitator u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 Pat Hoffman, Univ. of Wisconsin; Speaker u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 Francis Glenn, Glenn Seeds Ltd., Guelph, Canada u00c3u0083u00c2u00afu00c3u0082u00c2u0082u00c3u0082u00c2u00b7 Ensiled Starch Sources PC Facilitator u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 Randy Shaver, Univ. of Wisconsin; Speaker u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 Limin Kung, Univ. of Delaware u00c3u0083u00c2u00afu00c3u0082u00c2u0082u00c3u0082u00c2u00b7 Animal Health u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 i.e. Acidosis, SARA, Laminitis, Transition Cows, Environmental Interactions PC Facilitator u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 Galen Erickson, Univ. of Nebraska; Speaker u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 Dairy: Heather Dann, Miner Institute u00c3u0083u00c2u00afu00c3u0082u00c2u0082u00c3u0082u00c2u00b7 Processing & Enzyme Opportunities PC Facilitator u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 Bill Weiss, The Ohio State Univ.; Speaker u00c3u0083u00c2u00a2u00c3u0082u00c2u0080u00c3u0082u00c2u0093 Karen Beachemin, Ag Canada, Lethbridge
Wed, 08 Oct03:15 PM - 03:45 PMBREAK
Work-group reports and discussion. Moderator: Rick Grant, Miner Institute
Wed, 08 Oct05:00 PM - 06:00 PMADJOURN
Thu, 09 Oct08:00 AM - 12:00 PMSession 6 Ruminant Session III
. Moderator: Randy Shaver, Univ. of Wisconsin Dietary Starch Inter-Relationships with Other Nutrients Non-Starch Carbohydrates. Bill Weiss, The Ohio State Univ. Protein. Masahito Oba, Univ. of Alberta Fat/Fatty Acids. Tom Jenkins, Clemson Univ. Discussion
Thu, 09 Oct10:00 AM - 10:30 AMBREAK
DC28 Wrap Up. Randy Shaver, Univ. of Wisconsin
Thu, 09 Oct11:30 AM - 06:00 PMADJOURN
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