Precision Nutrition Webinar On-Demand
Dairy producers spend 70% of the farm budget on feed and feeding, with an average budget of 1 million dollars a month for every 5,000 cows. No wonder today’s farmers want to control this cost, precisely. Watch now to hear Sean Nicholson of SBS Ag Dairy, Amelie Mainville, Dairy Nutrition and Technical Services Director of Cargill, and Tyler Bramble of Dairy Tech start-up Cainthus discuss precision nutrition technologies and where you should be investing to get the biggest returns on your farm.
Precision nutrition allows us to:
- Feed exactly to the nutritional requirements of the cow
- Feed the needs of the bacteria in her rumen
- Minimize nutrients excreted into the environment
Technologies to achieve this include smart Iot feeders, real-time nutritional analysis, artificial intelligence and computer vision powered camera observation & nutrient intake estimation, robotic feeders, sensors, AI powered digestion modeling, and nutrigenomics. With so many options, what should farmers focus on? How do dairy farmers choose and balance the needs in a dynamic marketplace?
Aidan joined Cainthus as CEO in January 2019. Prior to this, he held the position of CIO at Alltech. During his 25+ years there he worked with a full range of executive and managerial challenges, including direct experience of greenfield startups. He has leadership experience from strategy to operations to production, developing sales programs and cohesive teams that deliver strong results. Aidan has worked in over 100 countries and speaks five languages. He has worked in political associations, with state and national governments in the US, China, Europe and Brazil, international organizations such as the European Union and the United Nations.
Amelie started her career with Cargill 13 years ago as Sales Manager for the Eastern Ontario Canada group and moved on to become the Canadian Technical Services Manager. In her current role as the North American Dairy Technical Services and Nutrition Director, Amelie leads the deployment of Cargill technology and nutrition offerings in alignment with the dairy industry needs. Amelie has a passion for the acceleration of technology in the dairy space including robotic milking and feeding systems, data consolidation, and benchmarking to improve efficiency. She is a Cow Signals Master Trainer and promotes cow comfort for improved profitability. She holds a Master of Science in Dairy Nutrition from the University of Guelph.
SBS AG is a diversified farming and dairy operation in Tulare, California, with 1,600 dairy cows. Sean joined this fourth-generation family farm in 1999, when he married the farmer’s daughter. After farming a few years alongside his father-in-law Steve Wilbur, they decided to continue the family legacy in dairy and started a Jersey Dairy in 2004. Over the last 20 years, Sean has enjoyed learning about a whole new world and continues to explore how to feed the world more effectively. Today he runs the day-to-day operations with his brother-in-law Blake Wilbur.
Tyler Bramble began his career as a research associate at Texas Tech University focusing on feed and nutritional management of livestock. He has held various commercial roles where he has had the opportunity to focus on nutrition and management of dairy cattle throughout the US and various countries. He also is a coauthor on two patents, systems and methods for estimating feed efficiency and carbon footprint for milk and meat producing animals. Tyler joined Cainthus as Portfolio Growth Lead in July 2018.