The first quarter Biology road show continues to go well. The last week in January Mariann went to Visalia, CA to conduct a few meetings. She flew out of 15°F, windy conditions and ahead of the predicted blizzard to arrive in San Jose in balmy 60° temps. Her journey to Visalia took her through dairy, almond, citrus, and garlic (!) territory. We had two group meetings scheduled. The first was partnering with Cliff Ocker from Cumberland Valley Analytical Services, Patrick French and Tom Hickley of Feed Components, and Pat Hansen of Ajinomoto Heartland. We had a great group of attendees and the presenters helped answer any questions and concerns nutritionists may have had regarding the new biology.
On Wednesday we presented to a group of independent nutritionists with the help again of Patrick French and Tom Hickley from Feed Components. John Goeser from Rock River Labs joined us remotely in the Rock River West facility in Visalia. This group had similar questions about what to expect from the changes in the biology behind AMTS.Cattle™.Pro with the new release. It was great to gather with groups of nutritionists interested in doing all they can to help transition into new paradigms for feeding and the way they regard feed ingredients.
Lynn did some additional leg work to obtain ARPAS CEU credits for each of the meeting. Attendees who are ARPAS members can go to the website to complete forms for 4 CEU credits. Check our events page to see the schedule for the remaining trainings. Mariann enjoyed the change in scenery and meeting nutritionist in that part of the country. On her way back to the airport she visited some really big trees.