The Value of Amino Acids in your Dairy Herd Ration
- Dairy Producers
This webinar brings an extensive body of research and development dedicated to helping dairy farmers achieve their optimum milk production and quality objectives.
Successful dairy farmers already know that overfeeding crude protein wastes money because high-producing dairy cows need the amino acids in protein, not crude protein. Research has proven this over and over again. Balancing for amino acids in high-producing dairy herds can produce many benefits including:
• Improving profitability
• Increasing feed efficiency
• Improving milk production and component quality
• Impacting productivity by affecting metabolism and immune function
• Reducing the percentage of dietary protein
• Lowering the amount of Nitrogen lost in urine
This webinar will assess the extensive body of research on balancing for amino acids, particularly Lysine. In a component market, where protein prices are high, obtaining optimal levels of Lysine and Methionine can be very cost effective. We will look at practical levels, optimal levels and goal setting as part of an overall place to increase profits.
What you will learn:
• Why balancing for amino acids benefits the cow, the environment and profitability
• What limiting amino acids do and why Lysine and Methionine are so important
• How to approach balancing for amino acids in high-producing dairy herds
• The importance of using rumen protected products
Editor, Dairy Herd Management
BS, MS, & PhD
Bill Chalupa has worked in academia and the pharmaceutical industry for 45 years. His academic appointments at Clemson University and the University of Pennsylvania were in teaching and research. At Smith Kline Corporation, he was Manager of Rumen Metabolic Research. Chalupa retired from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005, following 30 years of service. Chalupa's early research efforts were primarily directed toward nitrogen utilization and chemical control of rumen fermentation. His latest research was directed towards digestive and metabolic factors affecting the transfer of dietary protein and energy to milk and development of nutritional models. Chalupa was the leader of the research team that developed the CPM Dairy nutrition model. He has consulted on the application of new technologies with dairy farmers and the feed industry in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, China, The United Kingdom, Italy, Sicily, The Republic of South Africa and Japan.
John Azzone earned his BS Animal Science at Rutgers University. He has been directly involved in the dairy industry in the eastern U.S. and Canada, since 1980. PAS (Professional Animal Scientist) certified in 1998, he has maintained his certification annually. Azzone joined H J Baker in 2012 to assist in the expansion of the animal protein and MetaboLys business in the northeast.