The Symposium is recognized as one of the premier conferences for gathering the latest information about advances in nutrition of dairy and beef cattle. The Symposium is designed for people who want to acquire current knowledge of diet formulation and nutritional management of dairy and beef cattle to improve efficiency of nutrient utilization, and animal production, health, and reproduction. Nutritionists, extension specialists, veterinarians, researchers, producers, graduate students, and allied industry representatives will find the information in this symposium extremely valuable. It is also an excellent opportunity for networking with colleagues specializing in cattle nutrition. Each year a wide variety of topics focusing primarily on areas pertaining to nutrition of ruminant animals are presented. Participants have the opportunity to hear timely topics and novel ideas that impact how dairy and beef cattle are fed and managed.