AETE & IETS Joint Webinar

Feeding for Fertility

Date: 17th April 2024


Time: 19:00-21:30 Central European Summer Time & 12:00-14:30 US Central Time 

Dr. Christian Koch

Hofgut Neumuehle


Christian Koch began his agricultural career with practical experience as a farmer and a degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Bonn. Koch obtained his PhD in 2011 from the University of Bonn’s Institute of Animal Science, with a thesis on animal nutrition. He began working at Hofgut Neumühle in 2007, led its Department for Ruminants, Feed Production and Feeding Trials starting in 2009, and became the head of the Educational and Research Centre for Animal Husbandry in 2022. Koch’s research focuses on the nutritional and metabolic programming in dairy calves, dairy calf and cow nutrition, and transition cows’ metabolic regulation and adaptations.

Jose Santos

University of Florida


José E. P. Santos is a Research Foundation Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida. Santos earned his DVM degree from São Paulo State University and his MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Arizona. He worked as an assistant and associate professor at the University of California, Davis, before moving to the University of Florida in 2008. Santos has published 284 articles and 16 book chapters, is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Dairy Science Association, and has received multiple awards. His highly integrative research focuses on improving dairy production efficiency, particularly regarding improvements to peripartum health and reproduction.