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October 26-28, 2022 • South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Nevada

Welcome to the 2022 Amelicor Herd & Feed Management Conference

We're excited to try out a new venue this year! Our conference classes and special hotel room rates will all be at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

We have some wonderful speakers lined up and will also provide an even greater variety of breakout sessions than in the past. It will be well worth the investment to bring your employees who need to learn more about the software because we will have both basic and advanced classes in DHI-Plus, EZfeed, and EZweights.

The information below will guide you through this year's conference events and you can register at the bottom of the page.

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Agenda

Wednesday, October 26th

1:00 - 5:00 PM
Registration Open

Registration will be open at the front desk.

3:00 - 5:00 PM
Consultations

Individual consultations and software updates by appointment.

Thursday, October 27th

6:30 - 8:00 AM
Registration Continued

Registration will be open at the front desk.

7:00 - 8:00 AM
Breakfast

Breakfast will be served in the main ballroom.

8:00 - 9:30 AM
General Session

Everyone will meet in the main ballroom.

  • Conference Welcome
  • New Software Updates
  • Keynote Speaker
9:30 - 9:45 AM
Break

Enjoy some refreshments and visit the conference sponsors in the vender area.

9:45 - 10:45 AM
General Session Continued

Continued in the main ballroom.

  • Keynote Speaker
10:45 - 11:45 AM
Breakout Classes - Session 1
  • DHI-Plus Options and Settings: Tips for getting the most from the DHI-Plus Software.
  • EZfeed and EZweights New Features: We'll discuss the new development that has been added to the software as well as exciting new features to come.
  • DHIA: Updating software on laptops.
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Lunch

Lunch will be served in the main ballroom.

12:45 - 1:45 PM
Breakout Classes - Session 2
  • New DHI-Plus Items: Explore the new features for the DHI-Plus Software.
  • EZfeed A—Z: We'll set up EZfeed from a brand new database and show you how to prepare everything for production.
  • EZweights Basics: Get to know all the basics of our commodity tracking software.
  • Feeder Deviation: How to evaluate what feeders do for managing and productive feedback.
  • DHIA - DHI-Plus Custom Reports: Learn how to use custom reports to get the data you need.
1:45 - 2:45 PM
Breakout Classes - Session 3
  • New DHI-Plus Items: Explore the new features for the DHI-Plus Software.
  • Getting the most out of your EZfeed software - featuring a special guest, Nik Ver Stig from Diamond V: Uncover the factors affecting TMR consistency and discover the key to improving the efficiency of your operation. We will focus on scale motion, TMR Audits, and much more.
  • DHIA - DHI-Plus Custom Reports: Learn how to use custom reports to get the data you need.
2:45 - 3:00 PM
Break

Enjoy some refreshments and visit the conference sponsors in the vender area.

3:00 - 4:00 PM
Breakout Classes - Session 4
  • DHI-Plus Mobile Applications: Get the most out of RFID tasks.
  • EZfeed Hidden Gems: There are several key features of EZfeed that aren't really hidden - but often overlooked. Discover a checklist of EZfeed tasks you can do every day to quickly improve your operation.
  • Controlling Your Feed Costs: Everybody wants to save money on feed. With a little consistent effort, EZfeed and EZweights can help you save money every day!
  • DHIA - Creating and Modifying Imports: Learn the tips, tricks, and techniques for importing data.
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Breakout Classes - Session 5
  • DHI-Plus Mobile Applications: Get the most out of RFID tasks.
  • Advanced Uses of EZfeed: Learn about using EZfeed with batch boxes, calf batchers, automation/external batching, and more.
  • EZweights Harvest Controls: Learn how to keep harvest going smoothly - plus, know where you stand when you are done.
  • Bunk Management: Because it has always been a challenging task, learn about the bunk management module in EZfeed to help create a process to complement the art of bunk management.
  • DHIA - How do I fix this? Troubleshooting tips, tricks, and techniques.

Friday, October 28th

7:00 - 8:00 AM
Breakfast

Breakfast will be served in the main ballroom.

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
General Session

Everyone will meet together in the main ballroom.

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Breakout Classes - Session 6
  • DHI-Plus Herd Analysis: Tips for using Cohort Analysis, Breeding Analysis, and Rx Tools.
  • All About EZfeed Reports: Reports are the key to finding solutions to complex problems. Learn how to use reports effectively to manage your feed process.
  • How is my inventory doing? Nobody likes to do inventory... but if you know how to track it correctly with EZfeed, and compliment your process with EZweights - inventory can be much less of a hassle.
9:45 - 10:00 AM
Break

Enjoy some refreshments and visit the conference sponsors in the vender area.

10:00 - 11:00 AM
Breakout Classes - Session 7
  • DHI-Plus Reports: Reports help you find solutions. We'll dive into reports to help you get a better understanding of your herd.
  • Technology On Your Farm: EZfeed isn't just about feeding cows anymore. You've got to think about WiFi, networking, databases, and so much more! We've enlisted some IT pros to help lessen the technology knowledge gap.
11:00 AM - Noon
Breakout Classes - Session 8
  • DHI-Plus Analysis and Reports: Review best practices to analyze your whole herd.
  • EZfeed Case Studies: We'll take a look at some real-life scenarios to roll up everything we've learned into a practical lesson.
Noon - 1:00 PM
Lunch/End of Conference

Enjoy a final meal in the main ballroom and take advantage of networking with other dairy professionals you've met over the course of the conference.

Conference Keynote Speakers

These special guests will enhance our conference experience with their expertise in the industry

Steve Martin

Steve Martin

Nutritionist

Steve received a BS in Animal and Dairy Science from Auburn University in 1987 and a Masters in Animal Nutrition from Texas A&M in 1989. Steve served on the research and education staff for the National Cottonseed Products Association after graduate school. In 1991, he joined Purina as a field dairy nutrition consultant in Stephenville, TX. Working in this role for 14 years, Steve had the opportunity to work for many large commercial dairies in the southwestern US. The experience with Purina led to a new opportunity to work on the production side of the industry as a member of a dairy management team in the Texas Panhandle.

In 2006, Steve re-entered the consulting world, but this time as the founder of DNMCmilk. Steve excels in areas of diet formulation and modeling, feed/milk economics and heifer feeding strategies. After 31 years in the industry, Steve now enjoys leading a team of nutritionist and data analysts at DNMCmilk and DNMCbeef. After many years out West, Steve has moved back closer to home and now resides in the Florida Panhandle.

Steve Maddox

Steve Maddox

Owner, RuAnn and Maddox Dairy

Steve is a third-generation dairy farmer with a pedigree ranking him and his dairy operation as one of the best of the best. An unselfish leader, Maddox had dedicated many years serving the dairy industry he loves while building a strong family business.

Steve’s commitment to dairying extends beyond his own dairy operation and into other sectors of the dairy industry. He was a member of the initial board of directors for California Dairies, Inc., to which both RuAnn and Maddox Dairies continue to ship milk, and he served as board secretary for 10 years.

He also assisted in establishing DairyAmerica Inc., a producer-owned dairy cooperative in the U.S., formed to supply quality dairy ingredients both nationally and internationally. During his time with the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) was created. In addition, he plays integral parts in the Dairy Sustainability Alliance, National Dairy Council and Dairy Management Inc.

Sponsors
 
 

We want to highlight the sponsors of this year's Herd Management Conference

The contributions of the companies who help sponsor the herd conference every year are greatly appreciated! The money they contribute helps offset the conference expenses and allows us to keep registration fees reasonable for attendees.

South Point Hotel
Conference Accomodations
 

Special room rate - $70
South Point Hotel and Casino: Las Vegas, NV

For your convenience, our meeting venue is also the place where you can reserve a room to stay for the extent of the conference. We have worked out a special price with Treasure Island for conference attendees, so rooms need to be reserved separately from the conference registration.

The hotel rooms contain have a premium view with two queen beds or a king bed. In addition to the room rate, there is a daily resort fee of $17 plus taxes.

We recommend getting your reservation early because sometimes the rooms fill up and the preferred rate won't always be guaranteed.

Conference Registration

Standard Registration

$399.00 $449.00 Early-bird price

Register before September 10, 2022 to get the discounted early-bird price!

This conference pass is for the first person from each company who attends. It includes:

  • Live conference general meetings and keynote speakers
  • Breakout training classes for specific topical training
  • Breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday

Group Registration Discount

2nd-3rd Registration: $350.00/pass
4th-5th Registration: $325.00/pass
6th-8th Registration: $300.00/pass
9+ Registrations: $279.00/pass

Multiple conference passes from the same company are substantially discounted. This makes it possible to bring everyone who will benefit from the valuable training offered at the conference.

Each pass includes all the same benefits as the Standard Registration.

Registration

The video below guides you through what to expect when registering for this year's conference.

HubSpot Video

 

Payment Form

Fill out the form below for your company to pay for all those who will attend.

For multiple registrations, extra name and email fields will appear - please add separate information for each person attending. Each attendee will receive an email with a link to a class registration form so they can select their classes and fill out some attendee-specific information.