The Nutritionist 2016

Archived Webinars

Each two-hour session is held the second Wednesday of the month (UTC-4). A complete recording of each seminar is posted here and on the 3rLab websites. These archived recordings can be listened to on each webinar page or downloaded through the AMTS vimeo website. Podcasts of the audio of each webinar is available for listening online or downloading in the Knowledge Base section of our website. Podcasts are exclusive to registered users.

Thank you to our 2016 session sponsors:  Paula Turiello in Argentina, 3Rlab and Marcos Neves Pereira and Marcelo Hentz Ramos, AMTS and Tom Tylutki, Ajinomoto, Arm&Hammer Animal Nutrition, Virtus Nutrition, Jefo, QLF, DairyLand Labs, and Dairy One Forage Lab.


Tom Overton, February 10, 2016

Current Topics in Transition Cow Nutrition

Dr. Tom Overton joined us Wednesday, February 10 for the kick off of the 2016 series of The Nutritionist. His talk received the highest number of pre-registered users to our webinar series since we started. Over 60 people from countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, South America and North America joined us for the live presentation. Tom gave a detailed and informative speech despite the hazards of flying snowballs (the office gets a little out of hand sometimes).

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Cumberland Valley Analytical Laboratory (Ralph Ward), Dairyland (Dave Taysom), and DairyOne (Sally Flis, PhD)
March 9, 2016

Laboratory Analyses and Digestibilities: RUFAL, Alfalfa forage trials, Shredlage
In March we held another first for our webinar series: multiple presenters in three locations. It went off well and we had some great questions from the audiences. Ralph Ward was originally scheduled to speak for Cumberland Valley Analytical Service. He was unable to make it, so Matt Michonski was kind enough to fill in.

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James K Drackley, Animal Sciences, ANSCI, College of Agricultural Consumer and Environmental Sciences, ACES Professor PROF, Nutritional Sciences Animal Sciences 260 Asl 127 W Gregory Dr M/C 630 Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 244-3157

Dr. Jim Drackley, PhD, Professor, University of Illinois, April 13, 2016

Feeding Calves—Weaning and early-post weaning Strategies

The April edition of The Nutritionist featured Dr. James Drackley speaking weaning and post weaning calf feeding. We had a huge response to Dr. Drackley as our speaker. There were many good audience questions. The webinar was one of our longer recordings as so many people in each country asked really good questions.

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Dr. Tom Jenkins, PhD, Clemson University, May 11, 2016

Fatty Acids In Dairy Cattle Diets

The Nutritionist May presenter was Dr Tom Jenkins from Clemson University in South Carolina, in the United States. He gave a very informative talk about the Utilization of Saturated and Unsaturated Fatty Acids by Dairy Cattle. His session was very well attended and was followed by some really good questions which he answered in detail.

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Dr. Bill Prokop, DVM, 8 June, 2016

Diet Forensics—Troubleshooting

We held a very practically centered webinar on Diet Forensics presented by Dr. Bill Prokop, DVM. A graduate of Cornell multiple times. Special note: Bill is not eager to leave a big visual presence on the internet–try searching his name/images and see what you find! In respect to his wishes, we did not include any pictures of him (even though we have them :))

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Dr. Mike VanAmburgh, PhD, Cornell University, 13 July, 2016

Treating heifers right for greatest Productivity

Mike VanAmburgh, known for his guidance of the CNCPS research at Cornell, has considerable research on growth regulation in calves and heifers and the relation to later productivity. His talk is the second in our series on calves and heifers.

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Dr. Charlie Sniffen, PhD, Fencrest, LLC, 9 August, 2016

Optimizing rations for transition and lactating cows based on Fermentable Carbohydrates

Dr Charlie Sniffen, president fo Fencrest, a consulting firm for the Dairy Industry, served as director of the Miner Agricultural Research Institute and as a professor at Michigan State University, Cornell University, and University of Maine. Charlie was one of the founding researchers of the CNCPS and continues to work on the model.



Dr. Tom Tylutki, PhD, AMTS, LLC, 14 September, 2016, 6:00 pm EDT

Advanced Formulation

Tom Tylutki, PhD Dpl ACAN serves as the President of AMTS, LLC as is our second repreat presenter. Tom’s talk discusses advanced formulation stategies and “what ever he wants to talk about”. Tom in conjunction with Marcelo Hentz Ramos if Brazil conceived of the idea of these nutrition seminars, he has privilages. Tune in, it is always worth it.



Dr. Dave Barbano, PhD, Cornell University, 12 October, 2016, 6:00 pm EDT

New Frontiers in Milk Analysis–Identifying Preformed Fatty Acids

Dr Barbano is familiar to many in the Food Science side of Dairy Nutrition. He is a past president of the American Dairy Science Association and recipient of the Prize of Excellence from the International Dairy Federation. His recent research on aspects of the diet that lead to milk fat depression has great interest for nutritionists.


Dr. Nina VonKeyserlingk, PhD, University of British Columbia, 9 November, 2016 5:00 pm EST

Rethinking Methods for the Feeding and Housing of Dairy Calves

Marina (Nina) VonKeyserlingk is internationally recognized for her research on car and housing for cattle. Her talk will be the final piece in our series on calves and heifers as well as the final The Nutritionist of 2016. Also note: the live webinar begins at 5:00 because we have returned to standard time.


The series is a unique, three language presentation held in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Noted ruminant nutritionists present in English hosted by Mariann Fessenden of AMTS in the United States; Marcelo Hentz Ramos hosts a simultaneously translated webinar in Portuguese, and Paula Turiello hosts a Spanish language webinar.

The purpose of these webinars is to provide access to technical seminars on a range of topics delivered by internationally recognized speakers to a global audience.


Key Points About The Nutritionist

  • The presentation is in English on Cisco’s WebEx platform, approximately 60 minutes in length. 

  • Spanish and Portuguese language webinars are simultaneously translated and transmitted through other platforms. 

  • Questions are fielded in all three languages and The flow of the talk is not interrupted for translation.

  • The audience is global—live attendees were primarily from the Western Hemisphere but also included European, Asian and African attendees.

  • The talks are non-commercial.

  • Archived talks for 2015 and 2016  and 2017 (as they are available) in English are accessible by topic.

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