Ruminations

Ruminations, the AMTS blog, is intended to be a place where we can more informally exchange information and ideas about the Agricultural Modeling and Training Systems products and activities.

We will provide opportunities for program use training with our video series posts, we will keep you informed of meetings and industry events, and we will feature guest posts from colleges and nutritional experts.

Our blog is a collaborative effort. Some of the voices will be AMTS principals, some will be experts who have contracted with us to help clients utilize our products; some will be nutritionists around the world, helping us acquire a global perspective; and some will be educators and pioneers in the field.




May 2017

The Nutritionist Webinars–Update–CEU Credits

By |Nutritionist Webinar|

We are just shy of the halfway point in our year with The Nutritionist 2017. The webinars, thus far, have been very well attended and wonderfully thought provoking. Some of the speakers have presented alternative ways of looking at ruminant

Features of latest Updates

By |Releases, Uncategorized, Updates|

Shortly, you will receive notice on program opening that there is a new version of .Pro available and asked if you would like to update. It is always a good idea to say “yes” to that question. Two reasons: 1).

April 2017

Advanced Optimizer Free Trial

By |AMTS News|

Depending on where you are, Your clients are either busy planting or busy harvesting. Maybe this is the perfect time for you to give the Advanced Optimizer a spin... During the month of May, AMTS.Cattle.Pro users can try out a free

DCAD Calculation in AMTS.Cattle.Pro

By |Uncategorized|

By Sam Fessenden, AMTS Occasionally we receive questions regarding how the dietary anion-cation difference (DCAD) is calculated within the program. Users will see DCAD outputs displayed on the Min/Vit tab and the Ration Output tab. The calculations are fairly simple,

March 2017

AMTS Hosted VFD Webinar

By |Educational Webinar, Events|

AMTS is facilitating a WebEx webinar with Dr. Melanie Hemenway, DVM, the coordinator of New York State Cattle Health Assurance Program (NYSCHAP), about the Veterinary Feed Directive that went into full effect throughout the United States as of January 1,

February 2017

Rock River in Europe

By |Global Use|

A key component of any model based on the CNCPS is the ability to use feed analyses that correlate to the critical feed measurements used in model equations. We have been working with Christiane Brandes and Nils Landwehr of Rock

Advanced Optimization

By |Program Features, Updates|

Advanced Optimization in AMTS.Cattle.Professional Author: Samuel Fessenden, PhD Overview The advanced optimizer in AMTS.Cattle.Pro uses a genetic algorithm to create, evaluate, and evolve rations that are more cost effective at meeting the nutrient requirements. Essentially, the optimizer is trying to

AMTS.Cattle.Pro version 4.7 Release

By |AMTS News, Releases|

We are especially excited to release the latest version of AMTS.Cattle. This release, officially version 4.7 has a number of functionality improvements. As always, we have created a pdf that opens at program start--make sure you attend to it. You

Upcoming Release

By |AMTS News, Releases, Updates|

Next Tuesday AMTS will release an update to AMTS.Cattle.Pro that we are all quite excited about. This is the first major update since we switched to the on-line registration system last Fall. We are all very excited; some of the

2017 The Nutritionist Kick-off! Barry Bradford

By |Nutritionist Webinar|

Tomorrow night we will kick off the Third Season of The Nutritionist. Our speaker is Dr Barry Bradford for Kansas State University; his talk is Fiber, Fill, and Fermentability--What Determines Feed Intake in Dairy Cows.  Dr Bradford was raised on