We cordially invite you to learn more about an exciting new bacteria that is changing the silage game. BONSILAGE will host two webinars led by respected silage experts, Dr. Limin Kung, Jr. or Dr. Luiz Ferraretto, as they discuss Lactobacillus Diolivorans, the breakthrough bacteria in question. L. Diolivorans allows producers to open their silage after 14 days with little danger of re‐heating. How does L. Diolivorans work? Reserve your spot in one of the webinars to find out.

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First Webinar 03/31/2022 at 4 PM Central Time

Join Dr. Limin Kung, Jr., S. Hallock du Pont Professor of Animal Sciences in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at University of Delaware, as he discusses a better, faster way to create aerobically stable silage. His work on Lactobacillus Diolivorans has opened the door for farmers to open their silage up to 75% faster than ever before in the United States. Dr. Kung will join moderator Caitlin Mellinger and host Dr. Pierre Frumholtz in an informative discussion about the benefits of this breakthrough bacteria and the flexibility it offers farmers.

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Speaker: Limin Kung, Jr.

Limin Kung, Jr. is a native of Honolulu Hawaii, where he obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science. He completed his Ph.D. in dairy science at Michigan State University and is currently the S. Hallock du Pont Professor of Animal Sciences (endowed professorship) in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Delaware. Dr. Limin has a research, teaching and extension appointment and led the department as Chairperson for 5 years. His research has centered on ways to improve the productive efficiency of lactating dairy cows through a better understanding of fermentation processes that occurs in silage and in the rumen of cows. His silage program has been recognized in the U.S. and internationally and he is a sought‐after speaker at dairy meetings throughout the world.

Second Webinar 04/07/2022 at 4 PM Central Time

Join Dr. Luiz Ferraretto, Assistant Professor and Ruminant Nutrition Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison, as he introduces the newly registered strain Lactobacillus Diolivorans. He will explain its mode of action and benefits for practical silage production. Luiz joins moderator Caitlin Mellinger and host Dr. Pierre Frumholtz in an informative discussion about the benefits of this breakthrough bacteria.

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Speaker: Dr. Luiz Ferraretto

Dr. Luiz Ferraretto is originally from Brazil, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science from São Paulo State University in 2008. Immediately after the completion of his B.S. degree, Luiz joined University of Wisconsin-Madison for an internship followed by a M.S. and Ph.D. in dairy science with focus on applied dairy nutrition and forage quality. After the completion of his Ph.D., Luiz joined The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute as a Post-doctoral Research Associate. From 2016 to 2020, he worked as Assistant Professor of Livestock Nutrition at University of Florida. Currently, Luiz is an Assistant Professor and Ruminant Nutrition Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his research interests are applied dairy cattle nutrition and management with emphasis on starch and fiber utilization by dairy cows, corn silage and high-moisture corn quality and digestibility, the use of alternative by-products as feed ingredients, and supplementation of feed additives to lactating cows.

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Moderator Caitlin Mellinger

 

Caitlin Mellinger grew up in rural south-central Pennsylvania on a meat goat farm. Her work with cattle started when she attended Pennsylvania State University for her bachelor’s degree in animal science. While there, she lived and worked on the university dairy farm and worked in a dairy reproduction laboratory. She continued her work in dairy nutrition at the University of Delaware where she studied silage fermentation under Dr. Limin Kung Jr. In 2021 Caitlin started working for Provita Supplements as a forage specialist.

 

 

 

Host Dr. Pierre Frumholtz

 

Dr. Pierre Frumholtz was born and raised in France on a dairy and sheep farm. He completed his undergraduate in France agriculture college, Ph.D. In animal nutrition at  the Rowett Research Institute in Scotland and an Executive MBA in international business at St. Louis University, MI.

He has held top-level positions with several international feed companies before joining Provita Supplements as President for North America.

 

 

 

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