Dr. Michael Hutjens, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Michael Hutjens
will discuss different approaches and feedstuffs that can be used to survive the current economic environment.
will look at the role forages can play in the feed program, emphasize metabolizable protein and rumen fermentable carbohydrates and their relation to milk components and yield.
will discuss the pricing of feed ingredients, on-farm pricing and how computer software can help.
will discuss feed additives, by-product feeds and mineral and vitamin considerations.
Hutjens has been an extension dairy specialist for 40+ years at the University of Illinois and University of Minnesota, retiring in 2010.
speaks annually at 80 to 100 meetings a year, hosts the Hoard's Dairyman monthly webinar series, and has written several booklets on feeding, feeding systems, dry cow management and forage utilization.
has garnered numerous dairy industry honors including being named the Industry Person of the Year by World Dairy Expo