The Nutritionist 2015

2015 Archived Webinars

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.

Mike VanAmburgh, February 11, 2015

What has changed in the CNCPS model

Dr Mike VanAmburgh, Professor, Cornell University was the first presenter of The Nutritionist webinar series. Mike explained what the recent changes in the CNCPS model (version 6.5 released in 2015) mean for nutritionist formulating rations. This first major change in several years, focuses on updated amino acid profiles and a change in protein pools.

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Dr. Mike DeGroot, Edge Dairy Consulting March 11, 2015

Using the CNCPS through AMTS to build Rations on California Dairies
Mike DeGroot gave a very applied talk about using By-Products both as an alternative to traditional forages in areas where, for lack of water or other reasons, those feeds are not readily available or are expensive. By-products can offer feed profiles that nicely compliment other available feeds and provide opportunity for reduced ration costs. Mike gave a very practically applied talk and questions were many and quite focused.

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Dr. Tom Tylutki, CEO AMTS, demonstrates using the CNCPS model for precision formulation.

The third The Nutritionist Webinar was held Wednesday, April 8 with a presentation on Precision Feeding. As we have continued to offer these webinars, we have grown in number of attendees and in active participation. When the concept of the three language webinars originated in a meeting between Marcelo Hentz Ramos and Tom, they wanted to develop a program that would provide opportunity for interaction with renowned nutritionists in a live, multi-language platform, without the clunkiness of waiting for translation.

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Dr. Dan Undersander, professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 13, 2015

Silage processing: from harvest to the bunk. What I need to know to get the most milk out of my corn silage.

The fourth installment of The Nutritionist was presented live 13 May 2015 with Dr. Dan Undersander talking about corn silage. Dr. Undersander joined us from the University of Wisconsin where he serves as a forage agronomist specializing in grazing, forage production and forage utilization. He also focuses on NIR prediction of forage quality and other parameters.

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Dr. Noelia Silva-del-Rio, PhD~University of California, 10 June, 2015

Important points to measure at the farm to get your diet close to the diet the cow is eating

The fifth presentation of The Nutritionist Webinar series was held June 10. Our guest speaker was Dr. Noelia Silva Del Rio, DVM, PhD of the University of California-Davis Campus. There, she serves as Cooperative Extension Veterinary Medicine Dairy Specialist working with farmers in the Visalia, California area and statewide on a variety of issues.

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Dr. Randy Shaver, professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 8 July, 2015

Starch Utilization and forage quality

Dr Randy Shaver of the University of Wisconsin-Madison was the featured speaker for the July 8 edition of The Nutritionist. His presentation focused on starch digestion in dairy cattle with most of his talk focused on corn silage.

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Dr. Rick Grant, PhD, director Miner Institute, 13 August, 2015

Updates on research at the Miner Institute

Dr Rick Grant, director of the Miner Institute in Chazy, NY, presented on recent research in animal behavior and how it relates to improving production.


Dr. Adam Lock, Professor, Michigan State University, 9 September, 2015

Feeding fat and maintaining animal health

Dr. Adam Lock spoke about the use of additional fats in diet formulation. A very good question and answer period was part of this presentation


Dr. John Goeser, PhD, Rock River Laboratory, 14 October, 2015

Using Laboratory analyses to improve formulation

Dr Goeser looks at feed analysis results and how they can be used in ration balancing to improve performance.

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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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