Adisseo’s celebration of the 30th anniversary of amino acid balancing includes an educational series of six webinars. Each contains engaging conversations with leading industry and Adisseo experts on topics related to amino acid balancing: Production, Health Status, Reproductive Performance, Herd Longevity, Environment & Sustainability, and Formulation Guidelines.
Submit your questions at Adisseo.com. They will be answered by industry experts.
These industry experts include:
Soon – perhaps before the end of 2023 – we will see the release of CNCPS version 7. This much anticipated update will include many enhancements which should enable dairy producers and their nutritionists to formulate better diets that will improve dairy productivity and profitability. This webinar will discuss CNCPS and the update to version 7 with Dr. Mike Van Amburgh and Dr. Andrew LaPierre from Cornell University. They both have been actively working to complete this project, and together they have a great understanding of both the long-term “big picture” as well as the in-depth understanding of the fine details of the model. In this webinar they will share their insights and perspectives on the changes to the CNCPS model, the potential impact these updates will have, and some thoughts on CNCPS moving forward.Soon – perhaps before the end of 2023 – we will see the release of CNCPS version 7. This much anticipated update will include many enhancements which should enable dairy producers and their nutritionists to formulate better diets that will improve dairy productivity and profitability. This webinar will discuss CNCPS and the update to version 7 with Dr. Mike Van Amburgh and Dr. Andrew LaPierre from Cornell University. They both have been actively working to complete this project, and together they have a great understanding of both the long-term “big picture” as well as the in-depth understanding of the fine details of the model. In this webinar they will share their insights and perspectives on the changes to the CNCPS model, the potential impact these updates will have, and some thoughts on CNCPS moving forward.
Features: Dr. Mike Van Amburgh, Professor, Cornell University, USA. Dr. Andrew LaPierre, post-doctoral associate, Cornell University, USA. Mike Shearing, Global formulation Manager, Adisseo.
As the dairy industry actively works to reduce its contribution to climate change, a number of avenues are being pursued. While methane mitigation is grabbing the headlines today, one very important avenue is flying under the radar: improving the efficiency of use of dietary nitrogen in ruminant rations. The end goal is to reduce nitrogen excretion into the environment by:
Reducing crude protein in the ration,
Increasing the efficiency of use of the N in CP, and
Minimizing the nitrogen excreted (converted to nitrous oxide) without impacting dairy performance and profitability.
This webinar focuses on:
The magnitude and positive consequences of lowering dietary crude protein on improving the efficiency of N utilization,
The limits to reducing the CP content of rations without hurting performance,
The opportunity of amino acid balancing diets to not only increase performance but simultaneously further lower dietary CP levels,
What analytical and feed management practices will be needed to dial in low-protein AA balanced diets that will ensure high performance is maintained,
How the art of ration formulation may change as the industry is encouraged to take into account the origin of the ingredients in rations,
Interest in eventually formulating rations not only on classical nutrients but also on carbon footprint specifications, and
The KPIs to best capture the positive carbon footprint effects of AA balancing on lifetime performance. This would integrate heifer rearing costs, time to first calving, transition cow health and reproduction success, lower involuntary culling and ultimately cows having more lactations in the herd.
Much is to be gained by managing all N inputs on dairy farms efficiently. The gains from lowering CP levels in tandem with AA balancing are at least as important as the potential gains from methane mitigation strategies and luckily will work together to achieve sustainable goals.
Features: Dr. Chris Reynolds, Professor of Animal and Dairy Science, University of Reading, UK. Dr. Laurent Thiaucourt, Animal Nutrition Consultant, France. Dr. Brian Sloan, Business Director Protected Amino Acids, Adisseo.
The objective of this webinar is to create awareness of how different events that happen throughout the lactation cycle impact the herd’s make-up and affect the overall economics of the dairy. Estimating the long-term effects of non-contemporary events is not an easy task considering all the moving parts happening daily at any given dairy. This is why Dr. Cabrera has developed multiple tools to link events and, via detailed calculations, determine the short- and long-term consequences, from the milk production and herd make-up to ultimately estimate the economics of implementing different management practices or using different nutritional approaches.
In this webinar, Dr. Cabrera explains how some of the simulation models were created. Then we introduce a tool developed by our technical team with Dr. Cabrera to help the end user visualize the full economic impact, taking into consideration changes in dry matter intake, milk volume and composition, health and reproduction when implementing strategies to feed diets that are amino acid balanced.
Features: Dr. Victor E. Cabrera, Professor and Extension Specialist in Dairy Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Dr. Daniel Luchini, Head of Ruminant R&I, Adisseo.
This webinar links nutrition with dairy health and reproduction. Health, particularly after calving, impacts reproductive outcomes two-to-four months later. Poor health and reproductive performance can each lead to undesirable cullings.
The challenge is to connect these two maladies. They don’t occur at the same time, so few people make the connection between them. During the webinar, the speakers give clear explanations of how the nutrition after calving is connected to reproductive problems and higher culling rates, and provide examples of how nutrition, specifically the essential nutrient methionine, helps cows overcome these stresses.
Features: Dr. Phil Cardoso, Associate Professor of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, USA. Dr. Mateus Toledo, Dairy Nutrition Consultant, Land O’Lakes – Purina Animal Nutrition, USA. Dr. Daniel Luchini, Head of Ruminant R&I, Adisseo.
This webinar will give you an appreciation for the history of the science behind amino acid (AA) balancing, the amino acids of most importance, and what improvements to expect in milk yield, fat yield and protein yield when effectively achieving target levels of lysine and methionine.
Dr. Chuck Schwab’s Ph.D. work was the catalyst for the development of AA balancing as we know it today. The first milestone to the practical implementation of AA balancing was the publication of the integrated INRA AA formulation system in 1993.
Initially AA balancing was only thought to have an effect on milk protein. Today a recent summation of 25 production trials in which rations were AA balanced using Adisseo rumen protection technologies shows clearly that AA balancing affects positively milk fat synthesis as well as milk protein.
The trial results show an increase of 1.7 kg/day in energy corrected milk (ECM), +60 g/day in milk protein and +80 g/day in milk fat, corresponding to average increases of +0.13% and +0.16% in protein and fat content respectively. Trial results have been replicated in commercial dairy farms, but formulation practices will determine how successful the results of AA balancing will be.
Features: Chuck Schwab, Schwab Consulting, LLC; Professor Emeritus, University of New Hampshire, USA. Franck Gaudin, Dairy Business Director, Big Gain Feed, Inc., USA, Owner, FG Consulting, LLC. Dr.Brian Sloan, Business Director, Protected Amino Acids, Adisseo.
This webinar gives you an appreciation for the science behind the indexes (LFI, LAI, PIRI) used to gauge the liver health of cows during the transition period. The discussion includes how to use and interpret the indexes, and their importance in guiding management practices. The conversation closes with why it is important to assure that the pre-fresh diet contains enough methionine to help cows cope with postpartum challenges.
To summarize, we discuss the importance of the transition phase to the whole lactation cycle, what areas to work on to lower unwanted cullings, and the tools we have to assess the challenges cows experience during the peripartum period.
Features: Dr. Johan Osorio, Assistant Professor, One Health, Virginia Tech, USA. Dr. Erminio Trevisi, Head of Department of Animal Sciences, Food Nutrition, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy. Dr. Daniel Luchini, Head of Ruminant R&I, Adisseo.