As an adjunct to the August meeting, 10 participants spent the morning visiting Alltech’s in vitro fermentation lab in Henderson and discussing how nutritionists and farmers could use the data that this lab provides. The analysis is based on gas production, by rumen fluid incubated samples, over time giving data on the rate of digestion
Nigel Meads lead a forum discussion addressing the potential implications of Green House Gas emissions in agriculture. One of the questions up for discussion was how familiar are we as nutritionists with the Interim Climate Change Committee? A copy of the ICCC recommendations to the government can be found here. A copy of Nigel’s slides
Our August meeting was very well attended with 38 members present! Trish even needed to adjust the room booking so we would have space for everyone. It is fantastic to see our organisation grow in such a positive way! Members are invited to read a copy of the August 2019 Members Meeting Minutes here.
Nutrition and management of pre-weaned calves matters! Studies show early life health and nutrition are associated with improved lactation performance later in life.