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Animal Welfare and Nutrition – serving up the fifth domain. Mandi McLeod

Mandi McLeod is an international consultant on animal welfare in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Mandi holds international certification from the Professional Animal Audit Certification Organisation (PAACO), and is a Cow Signals® Master, and is trained in animal sentience for expert witness testimony. Mandi has been involved with the expert review panel for

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Silage Fermentation, Trish Lewis

Trish is a consultant nutritionist based in Auckland, New Zealand. With an Honours degree in Agriculture from Nottingham University in UK and gained many years’ experience working in the UK dairy and animal feed industries before immigrating to New Zealand in 1997. After working as a nutritionist for Nutritech for 4 years and as a

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The Real Cost of Inflammation. Dr. Megan Abeyta

Dr Megan Abeyta recently completed her PhD under the supervision of Lance Baumgard focused on the impact of inflammation. To set the scene, Dr. Abeyta outlines the importance of the GIT in every animal. With 70% of the immune system located in the GIT, any damage to the protection barrier throughout the track can lead

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Energy Prediction from Feed Supplements. Dr. Bill Weiss

Dr. Bill Weiss is a Professor emeritus of dairy cattle nutrition at The Ohio State University. He worked extensively in the areas of minerals and vitamins on cow health, forage, feed evaluation and methods to incorporate variability into ration formulation for dairy cattle. Dr. Weiss has published more than 140 journal articles and 450 proceedings

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Mineral Updates – the latest NRC update explained. Dr. Bill Weiss

Dr. Bill Weiss is a Professor emeritus of dairy cattle nutrition at The Ohio State University. He worked extensively in the areas of minerals and vitamins on cow health, forage, feed evaluation and methods to incorporate variability into ration formulation for dairy cattle. Dr. Weiss has published more than 140 journal articles and 450 proceedings

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Transition Cow NRC 2021 Update, Prof. Bill Weiss

Dr. Bill Weiss is a Professor emeritus of dairy cattle nutrition at The Ohio State University. He worked extensively in the areas of minerals and vitamins on cow health, forage, feed evaluation and methods to incorporate variability into ration formulation for dairy cattle. Dr. Weiss has published more than 140 journal articles and 450 proceedings

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Fonterra’s Co-Operative Difference Overview (animal aspects), Michael Shallcrass

This presentation by Michael Shallcrass gives a comprehensive yet succinct explanation of the Co-Operative Difference, a framework on which producers are incentivised to manage environmental, social and governance standards in line with Co-operative expectations. Of interest to members of the NZARN is the focus on winter grazing management, and the framework around nutrition, welfare and

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New science in facial eczema, Dr. Emma Cuttance

Dr. Emma Cuttance from VetEnt shares the latest New Zealand research information that has been carried out for the passed several years focusing on facial eczema. She showcases the impact of GGT levels on milk production and the risk of high GGT levels in consecutive years. Emma shares the impact of zinc delivery methods on

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