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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June 10 2021 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM EDT
Dr Rick Grant, Director, Wm H Miner Institute, USA
Cow comfort and animal behavior in the barn
This will be the third talk from Rick in our Nutritionist series. His research and focus at the Miner Institute is practically bent and of much use to the on farm nutritionist. We get to go to the farm and see how behaviors will affect production.
July 8 2021 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM EDT
Dr Sotirios Karvountzis, Director, MENDIP Veterinary Services, UK
Cow-side discussions of Nutritional considerations to maintain best cow health
Dr Karvountzis is a tremendous teacher in his paractice in UK and reaches a worldwide audience from his educational LinkedIn posts. Sotirios does so many things we wonder if he sleeps. His professional time is split between Cow Signals Training, parlor testing, insemination training, veterinary endocopy training, hooftrimming courses, to name a few. He is fortunate to hold a helicopter commercial pilot license should he need to get to work quickly!
August 12 2021 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM EDT
Drs Elena Bonfante and William Prokop, Dairy Innovations, LLC, Italy and USA
Dairy Nutrition Troubleshooting in Italy and USA
Dr Elena Bonfante, AMTS Distributor in Italy and Dr Bill Prokop, a noted US veterinarian/nutritionist have partnered to form Dairy Innovations, LLC, a nutritional consultancy opperating primarily in the US, Italy and parts of Europe. Long-time attendees of The Nutritionist will remember Bill’s Diet Forensics presentation in 2016 for its practical nutritional advice.
September 9 2021 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM EDT
Dr Heinri Spangenberg, Director, Westside Consultancy, South Africa
Fractionated or Precision Feeding of Dairy Cattle
Dr Spangenberg has long worked as an academic and commercial nutritionist in South Africa. In his talk he will focus on using common sense in feeding the individual cow and how that is expanded to conside whole farm nutritional management.
October 14 2021 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM EDT
Daniel Scothorn, Lead Nutritionist Scothorn Nutrition, Canada
How do you look at your Herd’s performance?
Daniel Scothorn, through his LinkedIn posts, is a superb teacher for other nutritionists. in his hugely popular Canola Council of Canada webinar last year, Daniel set a new record for attendee questions. His talk will be a great chance for us to see what he looks for when he walks the cows on his farms.
November 11 2021 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST
Dr Tom Tylutki, President & CEO, AMTS, LLC, USA
Farm Tour Follow-up: Digging Deeper, Part 2
He’s Back. We are asking Tom to present again as this webinar season of farm tours winds down. We have one more to go but we thought it good to have Tom bookend our talks with his thoughts and approaches to dairy nutrition for maximum profitability with focuses on cow comfort, health, and feed utilization.
December 9 2021 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST
Dr Sam Fessenden, AMTS, LLC and partner, Silver Spirit Farm, USA
Robot Start-up Experiences and Precision Feeding
Sam Fessenden will finalize our year of Farm Tours offering insights on nutritional management in a robot dairy based on his personal experience in a green robot start-up as well as through consulting on other robot dairies. Sam continues to serve as a consultant for AMTS with his intimate knowledge of the CNCPS model, as he has demonstrated in his past webinars in 2017 and 2019. Let’s see how cold it is in Minnesota in December.
Archived Recordings of Completed Webinars
Follow the Read More link to listen to the archived webinar recording
Enjoy a realistic farm tour of a Michigan, USA 8200-cow dairy and a large dairy in Russia with our host Dr Vadim Bakhchevnikov.
Dr Philippe Hassoun, INRAE (France) teaches us about feeding milking sheep in the INRAE system. Read more for the recording.
Click Read More to listen to the recording of Marcelo Hentz Ramos as he talks about the Brazilian dairy industry.
Mr Aoun provided an excellent, well constructed webinar with information on selection, traditions, and nutritional considerations for profitable fattening and marketing of sheep.
Dr Phil Cardoso’s March 2021 The Nutritionist webinar was a great look at the details of researching transition cow issues.
Dr Tom Tylutki takes us on another farm tour in the inaugural The Nutritionist 2021 webinar. After a very snowy walking of the barns and discussion of the groups, Tom answers questions on his approach to nutritional troubleshooting.
We have an exciting season of farm tours traveling, virtually, from North America to Brazil, to Russia, UK, South Africa, France and places in between. Robots and Sheep and many cows! Read more to see the roster.
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