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PROFILE

ISRAEL FLAMENBAUM (PhD)

Consultant International Expert, Dairy Herd Management

Owner and CEO- DR. Flamenbaum (Cow Cooling Solutions) LTD

 

Languages: Hebrew, English, Spanish (fluently) and French (partially)

 

Academic background:

1971 - "Ruppin" Superior Institute for agriculture (Dairy management)

1973 - 1976 - Hebrew University of Jerusalem, B.Sc. Agriculture (Animal Science).

1976 - 1978 - Hebrew University of Jerusalem, M.Sc. Agriculture. Thesis: “Effect of Season and Forced Ventilation in summer on Fertility of Dairy Cows”.

1984 - 1988 - Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Ph.D. Thesis: “Hyperthermal and Nutritional effects of Production and Reproduction of the High Yielding Dairy Cow”.

 

Professional Background:

1971 - 1973 - Kibbutz Misgav-Am, Practical work as manager of the dairy herd.

1975 - 1977 - Research assistant at ARO, Volcani center, Beit Dagan, Israel.

1977 - 1990 - Ministry of Agricultural and Rural development, Extension officer on dairy cattle in the Rechovot and Raanana Regions.

1990 - 1992 - Mexico, “Alpura – Tahal project ”- Installation of Extension service division for one of the largest cooperative for milk production in Mexico. (Service as the Director of Extension Service division).

1992 - 2003 - State of Israel, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development. Director of Cattle Department, Extension Service.

2003 - 2008 - State of Israel, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural development. Director, Animal Husbandry Division, Extension Service.

April 2008 - Early retirement from Ministry. From 2008 on - Consultant, International Expert, Dairy Herd Management.

Since 2008 - Founder and Owner of “DR. Flamenbaum (Cow Cooling Solutions) LTD” Consulting Company.

 

Consultant to:

De Laval International

Cooling Tech Co. Israel

TH Milk – Afimilk project Vietnam.

Alpura – Mexico

Alpina - Colombia

 

Teaching :

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Agriculture.

"Ruppin" Institute - Superior institute for agriculture.

CINADCO - (Center for International Cooperation and Development of the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development)

Training curses in Israel and developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

"Agripoint" (Brazil), Internet training course on cow cooling.

Holstan Dairy Magazine of (China) – Satelite training course on cow cooling.

 

Lectures and Publications – (since 1980*)

Flamenbaum, I., A. Berman, and D. Wolfenson (1984). Summer effect on milk production and conception rate of high yielding dairy cows in Israel and its alleviation. 35th Ann. Meeting EAAP, p 2, The Hague, Netherlands.

Flamenbaum I., Wolfenson D., Mamen M., and Berman A. (1986). Cooling dairy-cattle by a combination of sprinkling and forced ventilation and its implementation in the shelter system. J. Dairy Sci. 69: 3140-3147.

Her E., Wolfenson D., Flamenbaum I., Folman Y., Kaim M., and Berman A. (1988) Thermal, productive, and reproductive responses of high yielding cows exposed to short-term cooling in summer. J. Dairy Sci. 71: 1085-1092.

Wolfenson D., Flamenbaum I., and Berman A. (1988) Dry period heat-stress relief effects on prepartum progesterone, calf birth-weight, and milk-production. J. Dairy Sci. 71: 809-818.

Wolfenson D., Flamenbaum I., and Berman A. (1988) Hyperthermia and body energy store effects on estrous behavior, conception rate, and corpus-luteum function in dairy-cows. J. Dairy Sci. 71: 3497-3504.

Flamenbaum I., Wolfenson D., Kunz P. L., and Maman M. (1995) Interactions between body condition at calving and cooling of dairy-cows during lactation in summer. J. Dairy Sci. 78: 2221-2229.

Flamenbaum I. and Ezra E. (2003) A large-scale survey evaluating the effect of cooling Holstein cows on productive and reproductive performances under sub-tropical conditions. J. Dairy Sci. 86: (Suppl. 1) 19

Flamenbaum. I., Shoshani. E, and Ezra. E. (2003) "Cooling of dairy cows in Israel - improving cows’ welfare and performance as well as reducing environmental contamination. Symposium: “Interactions between climate and animal production” EAAP Technical Series No. 7.

Flamenbaum. I and E. Ezra - "How do your cows handle heat stress?" In "Hoard's Dairyman" magazine, June 10 2006. (Published also in Hoard's Dairyman in Spanish).

Flamenbaum.I and E. Ezra (2007). "Effect of level of production and intensive cooling in summer on productive and reproductive performance of high yielding dairy cows" J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 90, Suppl: abstract 345.

Flamenbaum.I and E. Ezra (2007). "The Summer to Winter performance ratio" as a tool for evaluating heat stress relief efficiency of dairy herds" J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 90, Suppl: abstract 753.

Flamenbaum. I - "Intensive cooling of high yielding cows almost eliminate summer decline in milk production". In "Hoard's Dairyman" magazine, August 25, 2007.

(Published also in Hoard's Dairyman in Spanish). - Flamenbaum. I. – "2006

Flamenbaum. I, - California/Israel Heat wave parallel - Cooling of Dairy Cows in Israel Provides Lessons for California" California Dairy Journal , February 2007.

Flamenbaum. I - Abstract “Managing dairy cows in hot climates – the Israeli experience” FEPALE conference- Costa Rica , 2008, (Published in Spanish).

Flamenbaum. I - Abstract “Milk production under limiting conditions – the case of Israel” IDF Annual Meeting, Mexico City, 2008.

G. Adin, R. Solomon , E. Shoshani, I. Flamenbaum, M. Nikbachat, E. Yosef, A. Zenou, I. Halachmi, A. Shamay, A. Brosh , S.J. Mabjeesh and J. Miron. Livestock Science119 : 143, 2008. Heat production, eating behavior and milk yield of lactating cows fed two rations differing in roughage content and digestibility under heat load conditions.

Flamenbaum, I. , Reproductive management of high yielding herds in hot climate: the case of Israel. 2009 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Conference, DCRC), Minneapolis MN and Boise ID.

Flamenbaum I. and N. Galon, Management of Heat Stress to Improve Fertility in Dairy Cows in Israel, Journal of Reproduction and Development Vol. 56, (2010).

Flamenbaum. I - "Enfriamiento y su influencia en la eficiencia nutricional de la vaca lechera". In "Hoard's Dairyman" magazine (Spanish), October 2012.

Flamenbaum. I - "Cool cows improve feed efficiency and profit". In "Hoard's Dairyman" magazine, March 10 , 2012.

Flamenbaum. I - “From Israel: Is extra cow cooling worth missed resting time?” In "Hoard's Dairyman" magazine, March 25 , 2012.

Flamenbaum. I - Effect of Cooling and Management practices used in Israel on Milk production, feed efficiency and farm Lecture presented at: XVI Curso "Novos Enfoques na Producao e reproducao de Bovinos", 2012, Uberlandia, MG, Brazil.

Flamenbaum. I - Cooling and Management practices used in Israel on Fertility, cows Welfare and Production Sustainability.

- - Lecture presented at: XXII International Meeting on Meat and Milk

- - Production in Hot Climates, 2012, Zacatecas, Mexico.

Flamenbaum I, "Cow cooling effect on cow's production and welfare" Lecture in De Laval Conference of "cows longevity". Sweden August 2013.

Flmenbaum. I, - "High yielding cows are more efficient and profitable" – Hoard's Dairyman (English) , June 2013.

Flmenbaum. I, - "Vacas altas productoras son mas efficientes y profitables" – Hoard's Dairyman (Spanish) , Diciembre 2013.

 

Professional activities since 1987:

- Colombia - Lectures in training course for Banco Ganadero – 1987

- Argentina – Lecture in training course for dairy experts, Tandil - 1988

- Egypt- Lecture in Egypy - Israel Symposium. Alexandria, Egypt – 1989

- Mexico – Mission as the director of “Alpura-Tahal” Project, 1990 – 1992

- Guatemala – Lecture in Dairy farmers symposium, Guatemala City - 1991

- Uruguay – Study mission for “plan Agropequario”, Montevideo - 1993

- Mexico – Lecture in “CIGAL” Symposium – Mexico DF – 1994

- China – Training in Beijing Univ. Agric. course, Beijing - 1995

- Argentina – Study mission for dairy farm planning, Missiones - 1995

- Japan – Lectures in MEIJI Symp. – Tokyo, Yokoama, Cumamoto – 1996

- Argentina – Lecture in training course for dairy farmers, Tucuman, 1997

- Mexico – Lecture in “ENGALEC” – Torreon, Mexico – 1997

- Argentina – Lecture in “MUNDO LACTEO” symp. – Santa Fe, – 1998

- Thailand – Study for dairy farm project, Bangkok - 1998

- Mexico – Lecture in North East Cattle symposium – Mexicali – 1999
- Argentina – Training dairy farming students, Tandil, Bs. As, - 1999
- Ecuador – Lecture in “Primer Congreso lacteo” – Quito- Guayaquil – 1999
- Mexico – Study for dairy project, Sinaloa - 2000
- India - Lecture in “Punjab – Israel Symp”, Punjab – 2000
- Argentina – Consultancy for dairy project, La pampa 2000
- Italy – International Biometeorology meeting – Viterbo, 2001
- El Salvador – Lecture in “FECALAC” symposium , San Salvador – 2001
- Vietnam - Lectures, Ho Chi Minh City agric. Univ. training course - 2002
- Holland – Lecture in Holand-Israel Symposium – Wageningen, – 2003
- USA - ADSA Annual Meeting (1 lecture) Phoenix, Arizona – 2003
- Italy - Farmers Meeting of North Italy – Milan, - 2004
- China – Lecture in “Sino-Israel Symposium” – Guangzough City, – 2006
- Slovakia - Lecture in Dairy Farmers Symposium. Bratislava, – 2007
- Vietnam and Thailand – Study visit, Bangckok, Hanoi, HCM City - 2007
- USA - ADSA Annual Meeting (2 lectures), San Antonio, Texas - 2007.
- Costa Rica – Invited Lecture “FEPALE” Annual Conf. San Jose - 2008
- China – Consultancy on heat stress relief, Bright Dairy Co., Shanghai - 2008
- Mexico – Invited lecture in the IDF summit, November 2008.
- Dominican Republic – Installation of Dairy project in the tropics. 2008.
- Honduras, Nicaragua – Consultancy, dairy farming in hot climate. 2008
- Mexico, Aguascalientes – Lecturing in “Expoleche 2009” symposium. 2009
- USA, Lecturing in DCRC annual meetings in Minnesota and Idaho, 2009
- USA, Consultancy and lecturing with University of Florida, 2009
- Germany – Lecture in IFCN Annual Meeting, 2010.
- Peru – Lecture in International Dairy Conference, Lima, 2010.
- Brazil – Lecture in INTERLAITE 2010 M.G Brazil

- Mexico – Lecture in 2010 Dairy conference in hot climates , Mexicali, Mexico.
- Peru – Lecture in PANVET 2010, Lima, Peru.
- Argentina and Uruguay – 2011, two weeks lecturing and consulting on heat stress relief methods to dairy farmers and professionals
- Vietnam – 2011 - Consulting and training to TH Milk – Afimilk project.
- Poland – Invited to lecture in “Lodz National Farm Exhibition” 2012.
- Ukraine – invited to lecture in V Ukraine Dairy Congress, Kiev 2012.
- Brazil – Invited lecture in XVI Curso "Novos Enfoques na Producao e Reproducao de Bovinos" March 15 – 16, 2012, Uberlandia, MG, Brazil.
- Mexico – lecture in the XXII International Meeting on Meat and Milk production in Hot Climates, August 29 – 30, 2012, Zacatecas, Mexico.
- Colombia – Study for “Alpina Dairies” Co. , June – September, 2012.
- Sweden – Lecture in De Laval conference on "cow longevity", August 2013.
- Mexico – Consultancy to Alpura "heat stress relief project , November 2013.
- China – Consultancy to Bright Holstan Co. (Shanghai). March 2014.
- Argentina – Lecturing in Mercolactea 2014 conference, May 2014.
- China – Lecturing in De Laval "Cow longevity conference" , Beijing, November, 2014.
- Greece – Consultancy on cow cooling in north Greece, March 2015.
- Vietnam – Consultancy to Vinamilk Dairy Company , March 2015.
- Brazil – Lecturing in De Laval "Cow longevity conference", Patrocinio, MG, May 2015.
- Mexico – Consultancy to Alpura heat stress project (cont.), June 2015.
- Vietnam – Consultancy to Vinamilk Dairy Co. June, 2015.
- Argentina – Lecturing and consultancy Nutrifeed Co., Oct 2015
- Chile – Lecturing in "Infortambo" event, on sponsored by De Laval Co.
- Mexico - Consultancy to Alpura heat stress project (cont.), Dic. 2015
- Turkey – Lecturing and consultancy to TE – TA Co, Izmir, Jan. 2016
- Mexico - Consultancy to Alpura heat stress project (cont.), Mar. 2016
- Azerbaijan – consultancy to AGAT ACRO MMT farm March 2016.
- Poland – lecture at Cracow Univ symp. spon. by De Laval April 2016.
- Italy – Lecturing for Elanco and RUMINANTIA Cremona, May 2016.
- Mexico - Consultancy to Alpura heat stress project (cont.), May 2016.
- Italy – Consultancy for Maccarese and Cirio farms July 2016.
- Spain – Consultancy for De Laval VMS Project at Talavera, July 2016.
- Turkey – Consultancy to Ozlem and Sur Kardeslar farms, Izmir, July 2016.
- Mexico - Consultancy to Alpura heat stress project (cont.), August 2016.
- Spain – De Laval VMS project Talavera, September 2016.
- Mexico - Consultancy to Alpura heat stress project (cont.), January 2017.
- Italy – Lecture in "Cirio Workshop" Caserta, Feb 2017.
- Italy - Lectures and consultancy with "Arienti Co. March 2017.
- Portugal and Spain – Lectures for Elanco Co. April 2017.
- Hungary and Czech republic – Lectures for Elanco Co. April 2017.
- Poland - Lecture in XIII conference of Buiatry, Pulaja Univ. April 2017.

 

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