Registration for the 2019 International Conference on Precision Dairy Farming is now open. The event will take place June 18-19 in Rochester, Minn.
The two-day conference will have five plenary talks and six concurrent breakout sessions, along with two poster sessions and a trade show. Early-bird registration ends April 15. Regular registration ends June 12. Registration cost will remain the same for dairy producers.
Plenary topics include: digital trends in the dairy industry, presented by international consultant Aidan Connolly; a showcase of robotic milking and other technology, by Indiana dairy producer Brian Houin (36 box robots); data ownership and use of technology, presented by dairy producer Ron von Burgsteden from the Netherlands; technology and dairy cow health monitoring, presented by Dr. David Kelton, and another to-be-determined speaker on technology beyond dairy.
One of the breakout sessions includes producer and industry talks, and the other session includes research abstracts.
An optional dairy farm tour will follow the conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 20. Tour stops will include robotics, cow monitoring, data use and more.
More information is available on the conference website.