The Nutritionist 2022 Webinar April

Dr Mike Van Amburgh

Dr Mike Van Amburgh, Cornell University Progress in Reducing the Environmental Impact of Dairy

Dr Van Amburgh’s talk focused on the science and progress that has been made in lessening the environmental footprint of milk production. His presentation provided some details that help us better understand actual impacts and changes that can be made to decrease excretions and emissions going forward. Mike’s bio: Mike Van Amburgh is a Professor in the Department of Animal Science and a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University where he has a dual appointment in teaching and research. His undergraduate degree is from The Ohio State University and his Ph.D. is from Cornell University.  He teaches multiple courses and leads the Cornell Dairy Fellows Program, advises approximately 50 undergraduate students and is the advisor for the Cornell University Dairy Science Club. Mike currently leads the development of the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System (CNCPS/CPM Dairy), a nutrition evaluation and formulation model used worldwide.  Through the modeling effort, he focuses on enhancing the efficiency of nutrient use by ruminants to improve the environmental impact of animal food production.  A significant component of his current work is to understand whole animal and ruminal nitrogen metabolism and amino acid supply and requirements to enhance the development of the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System.   Further, his group is active in developing methods to better describe the interaction between forage and feed chemistry, rumen function and nutrient supply to compliment the model. He has authored and co-authored over 100 journal articles and many conference proceedings and is the recipient of several awards including the American Dairy Science Foundation Scholar Award, the Land O’Lakes Teaching and Mentoring Award from ADSA, the American Feed Ingredient Association Award for Research, Journal of Dairy Science Most Cited Award, the CALS Professor of Merit Award and the CALS Distinguished Advisor Award. In 2016, he was named a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, the highest teaching award given by Cornell University.

His presentation in pdf form:

The Nutritionist 2022 Van Amburgh PDF

Recommended articles from Mike’s talk:

M.A, Wattiaux and K.L. Karg
Protein Level for Alfalfa and Corn Silage-Based Diets:
I. Lactational Response and Milk Urea Nitrogen

Protein Level for Alfalfa and Corn Silage-Based Diets:
II. Nitrogen Balance and Manure Characteristics

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, Marcello Hentz Ramos of 3rlab in Brazil hosts in Portuguese. Mandarin translations and hosting in China is with Shawn Li of AnSciTech, 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.

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

Silver Sponsors are: DairyLand Laboratories, Inc and Adisseo

Bronze Sponsors are:  AminoMax, Origination, Inc.,  Virtus, Balchem,and Milc Group

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