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Ruminant nutrition conference set for Arlington

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The annual Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference has been set for April 6-7, organizers said.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Arlington Hotel, 2401 East Lamar Blvd., in Arlington.

The event is sponsored by the Texas Animal Nutrition Council and Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

The program will begin at noon April 6 with a golf tournament, which is a fundraiser for educational scholarships. The tournament will be followed by registration at 4:30 p.m., and a hospitality hour at 6 p.m. Registration continues at 7:30 a.m., on April 7. The final session will start at 3:50 p.m.

Conference registration is $80 before March 23 and $95 thereafter. The golf tournament costs $70 per person.

"This year's program focuses on improving nutritional efficiency in a very challenging economic environment," said Dr. Ellen Jordan, a dairy specialist with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Dallas.

Presenters will provide nutrition consultants, veterinarians and dairy allied-industry professionals with the most current research results, she said.

Topics will include:

--Amino Acids--Beyond Lysine and Methionine.

--Dairy Economics From a Global View.

--Getting the Most Out of Your Forages.

--Understanding Feeding Behavior to Maximize the Potential of Dairy Rations.

--Use of Glycerol in Dairy Rations.

--Optimal Production vs. Maximum Production.

To register, make checks payable to the Texas Animal Nutrition Council and mail them to Dr. Ellen R. Jordan, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75252-6599.

For more information, call 972-952-9201 or visit www.txanc.org/index.html.



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