Dr. Endres Shares Research Results in the USA and Beyond
Dr. Marcia Endres was invited to speak at various events in recent months. In late June, she spoke at the ADSA Ruminant Nutrition Symposium: Management and Nutrition of Dairy Cattle in the New Era of Automation in Knoxville, TN on the topic of automated milk feeders for preweaned dairy calves. In July, she presented twice (at 8 a.m. and at 5 p.m.) at the AMTS Nutritionist webinar series on the topic of milking dairy cows with robots. Her presentation was simultaneously translated into Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese, as there were attendees from various countries, not just the USA. In September, Dr. Endres was invited to give two talks about the evolving world of precision dairy technologies – one focusing on individual cow sensors and the other one focusing on robotic milking and automated calf feeding - at the annual meeting of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners in Phoenix, AZ. In October, she (along with Jim Salfer) presented six different talks on topics related to robotic milking of dairy cows during a day-long workshop at the annual Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association Convention in Madison, WI and the next day she traveled to Antalya, Turkey to speak at the 5th Herd Health and Management Congress on the topic of lameness and cow comfort. She was one of three invited US speakers along with 10 other foreign speakers at this international event for veterinarians. Most recently, in November, she was the keynote speaker at the Livestock Performance Testing LTD Dairy Seminar in Szolnok, Hungary. She gave two talks – one on the relationship between social and feeding behavior and health in dairy cows, and the other one on using rumination sensors to predict disease in dairy cows. The committee invited her to speak again at this event next fall on the topic of robotic milking in dairy herds. She was also invited to speak in January 2019 at the annual meeting of the Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and presented two talks on the topic of robotic milking including troubleshooting in robot herds. Research from her team and her field experience are getting some exposure here and abroad!