Dr. Sam Fessenden: Experiences on a Robot Dairy

Dr. Sam Fessenden gives us a very personal tour of his Silver Spirit Dairy, the Minnesota Dairy he runs with his wife and her parents. He shares some of the building, cow behavior considerations, and nutritional approaches he has taken in his first year working in a 120-cow with two Lely A5 milkers. This is Sam’s third Nutritionist Webinar and you can find his webinars on using Farm Data in Nutritional Models and optimizing formulating in the CNCPS model in our archives. Not just a great speaker, Sam also helped create the Robot Tutorial in our AMTS Video manual on YouTube. This webinar concludes our 2021 Nutritionist Series.


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.

Our Gold Sponsors are: Arm & Hammer Animal and Food ProductionThe Canola Council of CanadaIdenaProtekta

Silver Sponsors are: Ajinomoto HeartlandVirtus, and DairyLand Laboratories, Inc,  Dairy One Forage LaboratoriesAdisseo, Micronutrients

Bronze Sponsors are:  Perdue AgriBusinessAminoMax, Origination, Inc., PhileoMilc Group, and Balchem

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, Marcos Neves Pereira of Universidade Federal de Lavras  submits questions from the Brazilian audience, Mandarin translations and hosting in China is with Shawn Li of AnSciTech, Vadim Bakhchevnikov of Novalab hosts for the Russian audience, and Elena Bonfante of Dairy Innovations Italia joins from Italy, and Hüdayi Kavuşturan of Zirve hosts for the audience in Turkey. 

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