The Nutritionist 2019

Upcoming Webinars

The monthly webinar is held at two times on the second Thursday of the month, 9:00 am EST and EDT and 5:00 PM EST, 6:00 PM EDT.  Pre-registration is required. For more information and registration, contact

The webinars are transmitted globally in multiple languages. Mariann Fessenden from AMTS is the host and producer. A Spanish language webinar is hosted by Paula Turiello of Ifina in Argentina, Marcelo Hentz Ramos of 3RLab in Brazil hosts in Portuguese, Mandarin translations and hosting in China is with Shawn Li of AnSciTech and Tom Long of Haymingway, Vadim Bakhchevnikov of Novalab hosts for the Russian audience, and Elena Bonfante of Dairy Innovations Italia joins from Italy.

This educational series would not be possible without the support our generous sponsors. We hope you will look to them when you have nutritional needs. Arm & Hammer Animal NutritionAjinomoto HeartlandVirtus,  Dairy One Forage LaboratoriesDairyLand Laboratories, Inc,  Jefo, Perdue AgriBusinessAdisseoAminoMaxOrigination, IncNovaMeal , PMI, and Kemin.

Archived Recordings of Completed Webinars

The Nutritionist 2019 Jennett

Dr Niles Jennett, DVM, founding partner of Dairy Veterinary Services and newly joined to the Progressive Dairy Solutions team, looks beyond the ration with guidelines and protocols he uses to help improve efficiency, health, and profitability on his clients’ farms.

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The Nutritionist 2019–Drackely Webinar Postponed

The May 2019 The Nutritionist is postponed. Dr Drackley unexpectedly needed to reschedule, We do not yet have a new date but will let you know as soon as we have it on our calendars. Given the short notice and insufficient time for another presenter to ready...

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The Nutritionist 2019 Saito

Dr Akira Saito gave a presentation about using milk replacer in automatic feeding systems. He has also done considerable work with Waygu and Waygu-cross calves to improve growth and later performance. Dr Mike Van Amburgh and Dr Jim Drackley joined Dr Saito for the presentation question and answer period.

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The Nutritionist 2019 Grant

Dr Rick Grant, President of The Wm H Miner Institute, spoke about the relationships between undigested fiber, primarily forage, (uNDF240) and physically effective fiber at that same time point (peuNDF240).

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Upcoming Webinars

Samuel Fessenden August 8, 2019

Optimizing Diets
Dr Sam Fessenden, AMTS, will talk about ration formulation with an eye towards optimizing production in a challenging market. The webinar was one of our most popular this year. The Recording will be availabel soon!

Dr Tom Jenkins September 12, 2019

Using Fats effectively
Dr Tom Jenkins, Clemson University, will give his guidelines for formulating successfully with fats in lactating diets

Michel Wattiaux October 10, 2019

Managing excretions and emissions through nutrition
Dr Michel Wattiaux, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss how diets can be formulated to minimize negative environmental effects and improve sustainability.

November 14, 2019

Formulating for Grazing in the CNCPS 
Dr Mike Dineen, Teagasc Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Center, Fermoy, Ireland, will present on his research in implementing  grazing into the CNCPS model and the implications that has for precision formulation.

James Drackley RESCHEDULED! December 12, 2019

Calf feeding Recommendations
Dr James Drackley, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will share his current research on calves with emphasis on updated guidelines.

The series is a unique, multi-language presentation held in English, Portuguese, Mandarin, 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, Shawn Li and Tom Long host in Mandarin, Vadim Bakhchevnikov hosts in Russia, Elena Bonfante in Italy, 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 presentations are delivered in English on Zoom webinar platform and approximately 60 minutes in length.


The Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Russian language webinars are simultaneously translated and transmitted on other platforms.


Questions are fielded from English language listeners as well as form listeners in Argentina, Brazil, Russia, China, and Italy. The flow of the talk is not interrupted for translation.


The audience is global. To better accommodate listeners in all time zones, the recorded webinar is played with live question opportunities offered in both morning and night sessions on the webinar day.


Archived recordings of past webinars are available for on our website. Recordings are also available as podcasts.


All webinars and recordings have received CEU credit approval from ARPAS

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