Ale Relling, May 9, 2018
Dr. Alejandro Relling from The Ohio State University joins us to kick off the first Beef Nutritionist 2018. Through default our regular The Nutritionist has focused on dairy nutrition topics. Dr Relling’s research on the nutritional status of the dam during pregnancy and the effects on the resulting calf are applicable for both beef and dairy animals.
Alfredo DiCostanzo June 11, 2018
Dr Alfredo DiCostanzo will talk about using backgrounds, the process of utilizing available feedstuffs, to control the growth and sale date of growing animals to better adapt to market variables. Dr. DiCostanzo is a professor at the University of Minnesota and works in both feedlot and range raised beef production.
Dr. Danny Fox, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, August 15, 2018
Performance is measured in growing cattle by Average Daily Gain, days to reach target weight and grade, feed requirements, and cost of gain. The primary factors affecting the accuracy of these predictions will be discussed including ration energy level, dry matter intake, environmental conditions, composition of weight gain, anabolic implants and feed additives. The talk will include information in the 2016 National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle and in the second edition of Dr Fox’s collaborative textbook released in 2017, “The Ruminant Nutrition System; An Applied model for Predicting Nutrient Requirements and Feed Utilization in Ruminants”.
Dr. Jhones Sarturi, PhD, Texas Tech University, September 12, 2018
Beef Nutrition and Metabolism
Dr Sarturi received his DVW from the University for the Development of Pantanal Brazil and his PhD in animal science from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. His research focus is on beef cattle nutrition and ruminal metabolism. More specifically, the development of strategies to improve, evaluate, and better utilize byproducts, forages, and grains in ruminant diets.
Dr. Nicolas DiLorenzo
Dr. Nicolas DiLorenzo received his degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. His research focuses on ruminal metabolism and fermentation, emissions of greenhouse gases, and nutrient excretion in cattle systems.