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October 24-26, 2018 • Treasure Island Hotel • Las Vegas, NV

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Conference Accommodations

Treasure Island Hotel & Casino
Hotel Rooms $80

The hotel rooms contain two queens or a king with approximately 400 sq. feet. Rooms offer pillow-topped mattresses, wireless internet, and a small refrigerator. In addition to the room rate, there is a daily resort fee of $35.

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Speakers

John Johnson
Researcher

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Patty Pattyson
Cowgirl

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Peter Peterson
Hot Plate Maker

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Sally Sallyson
President

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Schedule

Wednesday, October 24th

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Software updates for Consultants and others who bring laptop computers

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Registration and individual one-on-one consultations by appointment

Thursday, October 25th

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast/Registration

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

General Session

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Classes (see breakout descriptions)

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Breakout Classes (continued)

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Breakout Classes (continued)

Friday, October 26th

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Breakout Classes (continued)

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Classes (continued)

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m.

End Conference

Breakout Classes

Sharpen your skills within DHI-Plus and the many data analysis tools within this powerful software program.

  • DHI-Plus
    • Inventory and Finance Projections—More accurately project your future cow numbers, milk production, income and expenses, and profit margin. Do "What if?" analysis as you make important business decisions.
    • Become more efficient with data entry, analysis, and custom reports.
    • Data analysis tools—Cohort analysis, breeding analysis, and events analysis.
  • Pocket DHI-Plus and RFID
    • Bring efficiency to your operation with this money-saving tool.
    • Learn how to use RFID for a vet check, shots, vaccinations, inventories, and more.
    • Calving/Enrollment module available. Record Calving data and assign RFID to a calf at time of calving. QuickID Task for assigning Bangs/Vaccination tags.
  • Rx-Plus and Rx-Tools Drug Tracking modules
    • Learn the Rx-Plus tools that help keep you in compliance with FDA record-keeping regulations, including demonstrations and detailed instructions.
    • Pocket Rx-Plus Drug Tracking—Record vital drug-treatment records cow side.
    • Enhance the ability of your dairy to properly care for your animals.
  • DHI-Plus Mobile Service
    • Make informed decisions anywhere, anytime.
    • Real-time data look-up from your DHI-Plus computer via the Internet, smartphone or tablet.
    • Use on many different devices:
      • Apple iPhones and iPads
      • Android phones and tablet computers
      • Windows phones and tablet computers
      • Laptop and desktop computers via an internet browser
    • View a number of DHI-Plus and EZfeed® reports right from your smartphone or tablet computer. Drill down to more detail in the subsections like Vital Statistics, Breeding, etc.
    • Enables multiple authorized people to use the service including dairy personnel, consultants, veterinarians, etc.
  • Genomics
    • Learn how to utilize genomic data in DHI-Plus for sorting and ranking animals.
    • Find out how to get genomic data automatically brought into your DHI-Plus data for individual animals.

Emphasis on the feeding process

  • Learn how to Analyze Feed Center Efficiency & Shrink.
  • Focus on profitability and bottom line. What changes make a difference to your profitability?
  • Setting up of Pens / Classifications / Grouping / Capacity / Cattle Values / Scale Effects.
  • Ration Setup - Premixes—Scenarios.
  • Organizing Ingredients, naming schemes, inventory costs, pens, sorting options, grouping - Ingredient History, scale effects.
  • Learn how to enter, import and organize data, to efficiently summarize your information.
  • Create and modify reports/graphs and summaries, automate functions, and interface with other programs.
  • Effectively track Inventories and Shrink, setting benchmarks for success.
  • Evaluating Actual Information—Where does the Actual feed information come from? Ingredient values and changes—Where do they come from?
  • Feed System Automation.
  • Bunk Management.
  • Importing bulk tank and weather data.
  • Feeder evaluations and what makes a difference.
  • Troubleshooting hardware issues for Pocket PCs, radios, and antennas

Emphasis from within the office

  • Learn how to manage inventories.
  • Record deliveries, and reconcile and adjust inventories.
  • Setup feed contracts and track delivery of contracted feed ingredients.
  • Editing load values, applying additional information, and tracking historical changes.
  • Setting up and organizing Incoming and Outgoing Commodities in EZweights and other items.
  • Setup and handling of crops, fields, acreage, owners, harvesters, and other details with harvests.
  • Organizing Ingredients, naming schemes, inventory costs, pens, sorting options, grouping - Ingredient History.
  • Learn how to validate and evaluate data going across your scale coming in and going out.
  • Effectively track Inventories and Shrink, setting benchmarks for success.
  • Evaluating Actual Information—Where does the Actual feed information come from? Ingredient values and changes—Where do they come from?
  • Feeder evaluations and what makes a difference.
  • Usage and inventory reports.
  • Building and customizing reports.
  • Exporting data

For Consultants and Producers

  • An interactive and discussion-based class focusing on analysis tools in EZfeed and DHI-Plus and how to help dairy producers be more profitable.
  • Learn new concepts and training for Cohort Analysis, Breeding Analysis, and Rx-Tools.
  • Concepts and training on Feed intakes, Feed cost per CWT, IOFC, Feed Efficiencies, Feed Inventories, Managing Shrink, and Bunk Management.

For Managers / Labs / Technicians

  •  interactive discussion-based class focusing on the constants and changes in the industry.
  • Review procedures in Amelicor software packages to enhance services provided by DHIA.
  • Keep up to date on DHI-Plus/DHI-Plus Mobile/EZfeed/EZweights features used by dairy producers and consultants.