Dairy Experts to Share Insights on Amino Acid Nutrition During Florida Ruminant Nutrition Pre-Symposium

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Three of America’s top experts in amino acid nutrition for dairy cows will share their expertise during the Florida Ruminant Nutrition Pre-Symposium sponsored by Adisseo, the third largest manufacturer of animal nutritional additives and solutions in the world, on Tuesday, January 31, in Gainesville, FL. The Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium is recognized as one of the premier conferences for gathering the latest information about advances in nutrition of dairy and beef cattle.

Three of America’s top experts in amino acid nutrition for dairy cows will share their expertise during the Florida Ruminant Nutrition Pre-Symposium sponsored by Adisseo, the third largest manufacturer of animal nutritional additives and solutions in the world, on Tuesday, January 31, in Gainesville, FL. The Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium is recognized as one of the premier conferences for gathering the latest information about advances in nutrition of dairy and beef cattle.

Central to the pre symposium topic “Efficiency of Nitrogen Utilization by Dairy Cows” is amino acid balancing which promotes improved efficiency of use of the diet’s nitrogen load. “These three experts developed the basic knowledge of amino acid nutrition, designed the tools to apply the science behind the concepts, and used them at the producer level,” says Dan Luchini, Ph.D., Manager –Ruminant Product Technical Services at Adisseo.

Chuck Schwab, professor emeritus of animal sciences, University of New Hampshire, will present “The principles of balancing the diets for amino acids and their impact on the nitrogen utilization efficiency.” Michael E. Van Amburgh, associate professor, department of animal science, Cornell College, will discuss “How low can we decrease the rumen degradable protein (RDP) and rumen undegradable protein (RUP) content of the diet before we lose milk?” and how to use CNCPS biology to implement amino acid balancing. Larry E. Chase, professor of dairy cattle nutrition, Cornell University, will address “How do the cow, the environment and the producer benefit when the efficiency of nitrogen utilization is improved in commercial farms?”

A fine line exists between maximizing nitrogen efficiency and maximizing the cow’s production potential, notes Dr. Luchini. With today’s tools, he adds, nutritionists and producers can fine tune diets to achieve both of these goals. The concepts have been applied in commercial dairies resulting in increased milk production and nitrogen utilization efficiency.

About Adisseo:
Adisseo is a leading manufacturer of animal nutritional additives. The company develops, manufactures and markets four families of additives worldwide: Rhodimet®, an essential amino acid for monogastric animals; MetaSmart® and Smartamine®, unique methionine products for ruminants; Rovabio®, a multi-enzyme feed additive for improving the digestibility of feed; and Microvit®, a complete portfolio of vitamins. Moreover, with the acquisition of PSR in 2007, Adisseo added sulphur products to its offering (H2S, CS2 and sulphuric acid).

Adisseo employs 1,200 people, has three research labs and five production facilities: Commentry, Les Roches and Roussillon (France), Burgos (Spain) and Institute (West Virginia, USA). In 2010, the company’s sales figure reached more than 1 billion Euros ($1.5 billion USD).

Since January 2006, Adisseo has been one of the main subsidiaries of China National Bluestar, a major player in the Chinese chemical industry with 26,500 employees and 5.2 billion Euros ($7.4 billion USD) in sales in 2010.

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