The 33rd Western Canadian Dairy Seminar will be held March 10-13, 2015

It’s down to the wire. If you haven’t yet registered for the Western Canadian Dairy Seminar next week, hurry up! You don’t want to miss it.

Please join us at the 33rd Western Canadian Dairy Seminar, where you can gather the latest information in dairy production and technology advances. This seminar is designed for people who want to improve their knowledge and decision-making abilities in dairy production and management. Dairy producers, extension specialists, researchers, and dairy service and supply representatives will find this seminar extremely valuable. Each year a wide variety of topics are presented ranging from nutrition and reproduction to dairy policy and challenges facing the dairy industry.

The dairy industry looks to this seminar for solutions to emerging issues, and for information about recent research results. The design of the conference is such that timely and relevant issues are the focus of the presentations. In addition to the formal program, there is ample opportunity for one-on-one discussions between the speakers and participants.

The organizers of the Western Canadian Dairy Seminar are proud to serve the dairy industry and look forward to seeing you at the seminar!

2015 Seminar Speakers –

Dr. Michael Ballou, Texas Tech University
Dr. Donald Bliss, MidAmerica Ag Research Inc.
Dr. Stephen Butler, Teagasc, Ireland
Jim Byrne, BC Milk Marketing Board
Dr. Albert De Vries, University of Florida
Dr. Todd Duffield, Ontario Veterinary College
Dr. Jeff Firkins, The Ohio State University
Dr. Julio Giordano, Cornell University
Dr. Tanya Gressley, University of Delaware
Dr. Mary Beth Hall, USDA-Agricultural Research Service
Dr. David Hurley, University of Georgia
Dr. John Kastelic, University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Peter Krawczel, University of Tennessee
Dr. Sheila McGuirk, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Roger Mills, Manitoba Dairy Farm Management Group
Dr. Bruce Muirhead, University of Waterloo
Dr. Peter Reisen, Forage Genetics International
Mike Peterson, Special Agricultural Trade Envoy for New Zealand
Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Extension
Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann, Ohio State University
Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Dr. Mike Steele, University of Alberta
Dr. Jennifer Walker, Dean Foods
Dr. Bill Weiss OARDC/Ohio State University

Pre-Conference Symposium for Industry Nutritionists
— “Managing feed variability”
Dr. Bill Weiss OARDC/Ohio State University

Pre-Conference Workshop for Producers
— “Is synchronization here to stay or will new technologies soon rule the day?””
Dr. Stephen Butler, Teagasc, Moorepark Animal and Grassland Research Centre, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland
Dr. Marcos Colazo, Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development
The full Seminar program has been run in Agri Digest Online (February issue, page 15). You can find an archived copy by going to the current issue and clicking “Archive” at the top of one of the pages or go directly to the WCDS website at

Register online and pay with a credit card or print out and mail a form with your cheque.

Contact us:
Western Canadian Dairy Seminar
Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science
4-10 Agriculture/Forestry Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2P5 Canada

Phone: (780) 492-3236
Fax: (780) 492-5771
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