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On March 20, 2012, the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) and the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) recognized Dairy Scientist Dr. David J. Schingoethe with a symposium in his honor on amino acid nutrition of lactating dairy cows. Schingoethe, Retired Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Dairy Science at South Dakota State University, devoted his career to research, teaching, and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students in Dairy Cattle Nutrition and Physiology.

David Schingoethe obtained his B.S. in Animal Science in 1964 and his M.S. in 1965, working under Dr. Bruce Larson at the University of Illinois. Dr. Schingoethe received his Ph.D. in 1968 from Michigan State University working with Dr. Bill Thomas. In 1969, Dr. Schingoethe joined South Dakota State University as Assistant Professor of Dairy Science. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1973 and to Full Professor in 1980. Schingoethe was advisor to 9 Ph.D.’s, 37 Master’s and hundreds of undergraduate students in Dairy Science during his 42 years of Research and Teaching at South Dakota State University.   

The goal of the Schingoethe symposium is to focus on a specific topic of Dairy Cattle Nutrition each year that can range from calf nutrition through lactating dairy cows. The symposium can/will be a combination of invited presentations and selected abstracts that mesh with the symposium focus that particular year. The inaugural symposium was well attended and is available as a webinar on

The David J. Schingoethe Appreciation club is managed by the ASAS Foundation. Growing the Dairy program at Midwest was considered to be of such importance this club has begun holding symposium before fully funding the club.  Please help us insure quality growth of the Midwest Branch Dairy Program. 

Value of club as of 8/2018: $2,073 

The funds from this club have supported the following symposia at the ADSA-ASAS Midwest Meetings.

2013 Symposium:

The Use of Co-Products in Dairy Cattle Diets. D. Schingoethe*, Dairy Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings.

The Evaluation of the Ever Changing Co-Products. K. Karges*, Industry, AC Nutrition, Winters, TX.

Nutrient variability in co-products affecting ration cost and performance in lactating dairy cows. D. Kleinschmit 1,*, D. Casper 2, 1Agri-King, Inc., Fulton, IL, 2Dairy Science Dept., South Dakota State University, Brookings.

Co-Product Availability and their Value in Dairy Cattle Diets. M. Jerred*, Cargill, Elk River, MN.

Ways to feed dairy cattle to get through current conditions. L. Whitlock*, Progressive Dairy Solutions, Merced, CA.

2012 Symposium:

History of amino acid research in lactating dairy cows. D. J. Schingoethe*, South Dakota State University, Brookings.

A review of the ruminally protected amino acid research conducted at South Dakota State University by Dr. Schingoethe. D. P. Casper*, South Dakota State University, Brookings.

Factors affecting mammary blood flow (MBF) and its impact on milk production in dairy cows. D. H. Kleinschmit*, Agri-King Inc., Fulton, IL.

Predictions of nutrient availability and animal response of dairy diets based on soy proteins and distillers grains using different formulation models. K. Mjoun*1 and K. F. Kalscheur2, 1Alltech Inc., Brookings, SD, 2South Dakota State University, Brookings.

Field observations of using amino acid balancing for lactating dairy cows: What works and what doesn’t. M. Brouk*, Kansas State University, Manhattan.

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