The Dairy Podcast Show - Dr. Mike Van Amburgh: Amino Acids and Precision: A New Era of Dairy Nutrition | Ep. 84

the dairy podcast show Apr 24, 2024

Precision nutrition is crucial for optimizing dairy herd health and milk yield. Farmers can boost feed efficiency, enhance protein use, and cut nitrogen waste by fine-tuning essential amino acids. This method promotes animal welfare and supports environmental sustainability and economic resilience in dairy farming. In this episode, Dr. Mike Van Amburgh from Cornell University unveils a model that advances precision nutrition by accounting for all ten essential amino acids. Dr. Amburgh highlights that this breakthrough can lead to more cost-effective diets, increased productivity, and a reduced environmental footprint through improved nitrogen management.

What will you learn: 

  • Empowering nutritionists with the new model
  • Benefits for dairy producers from precision nutrition
  • Connection to sustainability and environmental impact
  • Reducing environmental impact and greenhouse gasses
  • Bigger picture of sustainability in dairy nutrition

Meet the guest: 

Dr. Mike Van Amburgh has made a transition from the industry to academia, beginning his career as a District Sales Manager at Select Sire Power, Inc., before taking on his current role as a Professor at Cornell University. With a B.Sc. in Dairy Science from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in Animal Science from Cornell University, Dr. Van Amburgh combines practical experience with deep academic expertise to contribute significantly to the field of animal science.

Connect with our guest on Social Media: LinkedIn