Presentations

2020

Webinars

  1. Food Supply in the Age of COVID-19. UW NOW; Wisconsin Alumni Association. May 2020.
  2. The Dual Essentiality of Choline and Methionine. Balchem Real Science Lecture Series. May 2020.
  3. How do we measure feed efficiency? Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding. Posted June 2020; originally given October 2019.

2019

American Dairy Science Association: Cincinnati, OH

  1. ADSA Foundation Scholar Seminar: Influencing hepatic metabolism: Can fatty acids and methyl donors modulate nutrient partitioning to support metabolic health in the transition dairy cow? Invited talk. ADSA Foundation Scholar and Ruminant Nutrition: Dietary Methyl Donor Supplementation and Hepatic Health in Transition Dairy Cows Symposium. American Dairy Science Association Meetings, Cincinnati, OH. June 2019.
  2. Use of Big Data to Monitor Herd Health. Invited talk. Production, Management, and the Environment: Advancing Artificial Intelligence on Dairy Farms Symposium. American Dairy Science Association Meetings, Cincinnati, OH. June 2019.

European Federation of Animal Science: Ghent, Belgium

  1. Knockdown of patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing protein 3 increased cellular triglyceride. Metabolic diseases in dairy cows: strategies for their reduction. Discovery Session 55. European Federation of Animal Science, Ghent, Belgium. August 2019.
  2. Opportunities to improve………. Invited talk. Limits in production growth– on level of cow and farm and industry (ADSA-EAAP seminar). Discovery Session 71. European Federation of Animal Science, Ghent, Belgium. August 2019.

Australian Association of Ruminant Nutritionist Annual Meeting: Victoria, Australia

  1. Fueling Milk Production: Nutrient Partitioning and Metabolism in Lactating Dairy Cows. Invited Keynote Speaker. Australian Association of Ruminant Nutritionist Annual Meeting. Attwood, Victoria, Australia. October 2019.
  2. Influencing hepatic metabolism: Can fatty acids and methyl donors modulate nutrient partitioning to support metabolic health in the transition dairy cow? Invited Keynote Speaker. Australian Association of Ruminant Nutritionist Annual Meeting. Attwood, Victoria, Australia. October 2019.
  3. Big data, big decisions: Utilizing multiple data sources to improve sub-clinical ketosis management. Invited Keynote Speaker. Australian Association of Ruminant Nutritionist Annual Meeting. Attwood, Victoria, Australia. October 2019.
  4. Fueling Milk Production: Nutrient Partitioning and Metabolism in Lactating Dairy Cows. Invited International Academic Talk. LaTrobe University and AgriBio, Centre for AgriBiosciences. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. October 2019.
  5. Agricultural Victoria Research Facility, Ellinbank, Victoria, Australia. October, 2019. Talk given to the team of 10 MS and PhD level research scientists.

2018

Cornell Nutrition Conference: Syracuse, NY

  1. Transition Cow Nutrition and Hepatic Metabolic Health. Standard Dairy Consultants Fall Technical Conference, Syracuse, NY. October 2018. (Audience BS, MS, and PhD level nutritionists)
  2. On Farm Monitoring for Transition Cow Metabolic Conditions. Standard Dairy Consultants Fall Technical Conference, Syracuse, NY. October 2018. (Audience BS, MS, and PhD level nutritionists)

International Conferences

  1. In Utero Programming: Feeding for Metabolic Health and Production Now and in the Future. The Future of Food, Dublin, Ireland. Audience of international large-scale producers representing 500,000 cows. November 2018.

2017

Pacific Northwest Nutrition Conference: Richland, WA

  1. Transition Cow Nutrition and Metabolic Health. Invited talk. Pacific Northwest Nutrition Conference, Richland, WA. January 2017. (Audience BS, MS, and PhD level nutritionists)
  2. Hepatic Methyl Metabolism: Influencing success during the transition to lactation period. Invited talk. Pacific Northwest Nutrition Conference, Richland, WA. January 2017. (Audience BS, MS, and PhD level nutritionists)

Webinars

  1. Choline’s Effect on Liver Metabolism from a Different View. Webinar presented to an EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) group of PhD consultants and veterinarians (31 attendees); hosted by Balchem Corp., Italy. October 2017.

2016

Southwest Nutrition Conference: Phoenix, AZ

  1. Transition cow nutrition and hepatic metabolic health. Invited talk. Southwest Nutrition Conference. Phoenix, AZ. February 2016. (Audience MS and PhD level nutritionists; had written proceedings)
  2. Hepatic Methyl Metabolism: Influencing success during the transition to lactation. Invited talk. Transition Cow Symposium Series. Southwest Nutrition Conference. Phoenix, AZ. February 2016. (Audience MS and PhD level nutritionists; had written proceedings)

Nutrition Groups

  1. Transition Cow Nutrition: Optimizing liver metabolism to support milk production. Purina Nutrition Group. October 2016. (Audience BS, MS, and PhD level nutritionists)
  2. Transition Cow Nutrition: Why do methyl donors make a difference? Hubbard Nutrition Group. October 2016. (Audience BS and MS level nutritionists)

Cargill Technical Exchange

  1. Nutritional Strategies to Improve Transition Cow Metabolic Health and Milk Production. Invited talk. Cargill Technical Exchange. Phoenix, AZ. January 2016. (Audience MS and PhD level nutritionists)

2015

Tri-State Nutrition Conference: Fort Wayne, IN

  1. Hepatic methyl metabolism: Influencing success during the transition to lactation. Invited talk. Tri-State Nutrition Conference Pre-Conference Transition Cow Symposium Series. Fort Wayne, IN. April 2015.

Four State Nutrition Conference: Dubuque, IA

  1. Using the KetoMonitor to access cow and milk data to manage herd-level ketosis prevalence. Invited talk. Four-State Nutrition Conference. Dubueque, IA. June 2015.
  2. Hepatic methyl metabolism: Influencing success during the transition to lactation. Invited talk. Four-State Nutrition Conference. Transition Cow Symposium Series.  Dubueque, IA. June 2015.

Webinars in Wisconsin

  1. KetoMonitor: A Tool for Dairy Nutritionists. Webinar. Verona, WI. March 2015. (Audience MS and PhD level nutritionists).
  2. KetoMonitor: A research based tool for prediction herd-level ketosis prevalence. Genex. Webinar. Verona, WI. February 2015. (Audience MS and PhD level).
  3. Ketosis: A Closer Look at the Biology. Form-A-Feed Nutrition Confernece. Morton, WI. 2015.
  4. Ketosis: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment. Form-A-Feed Nutrition Confernece. Morton, WI. 2015.

Throughout the Country

  1. Integrating ketosis tools into a progressive dairy nutrition program. Purina Animal Nutrition. Madison, WI. September 2015. (Audience MS and PhD level nutritionists).
  2. Hepatic Methyl Metabolism: Influencing success during the transition to lactation. Invited talk. Florida Ruminant Nutrition Conference. Transition Cow Symposium Series. Gainesville, FL. February 2015.
  3. Understanding the Role of Hepatic Methyl Metabolism in Transition Cow Nutrition. Invited talk. Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference. Baltimore, Maryland. March 2015.

International Conferences

  1. Hepatic Carbon Metabolism: From Acetyl CoA to Methyl Carbons and Beyond. Invited International Academic Talk. Dairy and Swine Research and Development Centre. Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada. October 2015.
  2. The effect of CLA supplementation during the transition to lactation in commerical settings. Conjugated Linoleic Acid Think Tank at the International Congress on Farm Animal Endocrinology. Billund, Denmark. August 2015.

2014

Cornell Nutrition Conference

  1. Hepatic methyl metabolism: Influencing success during the transition to lactation. Invited talk. Transition Cow Symposium Series. Cornell Nutrition Conference, Syracuse, NY. October 21, 2014.

In Wisconsin

  1. A smoother transition: Feeding transition cows for optimal metabolic health. Babcock Institute for International Dairy Research and Development. Adisseo International Visiting Group. Madison, WI.  July 2014.
  2. KetoMonitor: A research based tool for prediction herd-level ketosis prevalence. AgSource. Verona, WI. December 2014.

Four-State Nutrition Conference: Dubuque, IA

  1. Transition Cow Health: Meeting the demands of lactation while maintaining a healthy liver.  Invited talk. Four-State Nutrition and Management Conference, Dubuque, IA.  June 2014.

2012

  1. Genetic predisposition to fatty liver onset and severity. Invited academic talk. Department of Animal Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.