USSEC Hosts Dairy Nutrition Seminar in Poland
- General News
USSEC, together with the ETOS feed company, recently hosted about fifty dairymen and field nutrition advisors at a dairy nutrition seminar in Poland with the goal of educating the key players in the Polish dairy industry on the newest achievements in dairy nutrition and feed science. USSEC has partnered with ETOS, the Polish importer and distributor of U.S. manufactured bypass soybean meal, for more than two years.
Dr. Thomas Tylutki, president of AMTS LLC and a former professor at Cornell University’s school of dairy nutrition, was the main speaker. In his comprehensive presentation, Dr. Tylutki explained how to optimize feeding protein to high-producing dairy cows, focusing on formulating digestive amino acids, where lysine and methionine are of primary importance, and paying attention to the high quality of protein-rich feedstuffs utilized in such diets.
USSEC Technical Director – Northeast Europe Jerzy Kosieradzki and Piotr Chelminiak, ETOS dairy products manager, built upon the main lecture by pointing to top quality bypass proteins, preferably reliable soy bypass products, as truly necessary to maximize the utilization of the feed amino acids by the animal’s body, thus highlighting the importance of AminoPlus as a good provider of these nutrients. They also stressed the importance of energy in soy-based products fed to dairy cows, such as top quality soymeal, roasted soybeans or bypass soy, especially of that of U.S. origin.
Other speakers included Professor Maciek Kowalski of Krakow (Poland) Agricultural University, whose presentation included information about etiology and prevention of subclinical rumen acidosis as a way to explain the depths of proper dairy nutrition as a way to success in a dairy operation.
As a practical follow-up on the completed seminar, Dr. Thomas Tylutki visited a couple of large, progressive dairy farms, including AGROPOL in west-central Poland owned by the Gasiorek family, who attended the seminar, to evaluate their feeding program and advise on how to implement in practice the many great nutritional and feed making ideas that were taught at the USSEC/ETOS event.
Dr. Tylutki stated, “It was my first visit to Poland, the country where my parents came from, and it was a great professional and private adventure. It was my privilege to speak to such a distinguished representation of the Polish dairy industry and share with them the most up-to-date achievements in dairy cattle nutrition, which should help them make most of their efforts. And I hope U.S. Soy benefited from this outstanding professional meeting as well.”