The Dairy Training and Research Institute (DTRI) topped off the second season of the Aggie Ps Talk: Pagkain at Pangkabuhayan sa Panahon ng Pandemya with the topic on ruminant nutrition. The webinar’s focus was a special request from the participants during the Aggie Ps Talk Season 1. It was then decided that this webinar will be offered during the second season. And before the holidays, the webinar was successfully held on December 11 via Zoom.
A total of 182 individuals from all over the Philippines participated in the CAFS webfresher course. It is comprised mostly of students, teachers, agriculturists, farm workers, extensions workers, researchers, administrative workers, and agricultural technologists. During the webinar, the participants were taught about the characteristics and peculiarities of the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract of ruminants, importance of balance rations in animal production, nutrients considered in satisfying feed requirements, common feeds as nutrient source for ruminants, and the principles in ration formulation.
Dr. Amado A. Angeles, UP scientist and ruminant nutritionist, served as resource person. He is currently a faculty member at the UPLB Institute of Animal Science and the incumbent director of DTRI. The ruminant nutrition webfresher course served as a prelude to the short course (via distance mode) on ruminant nutrition that will be offered in 2021. (First published in Aggie Green and Gold December 2020 issue)