International Symposium on Dairy Cattle Nutrition 2021: Energy metabolism in dairy cows

The energy metabolism of dairy cows in all its complexity is central to performance and production as well as animal health. This is evident in the transition period, when the energy requirements rapidly increase and metabolic capacity is challenged. During the rest of the lactation cycle as well, the interaction between the protein and energy metabolism and the relation with the immune system are very relevant.

Organised by Wageningen Livestock Research, Animal Nutrition, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences (WIAS)

Thu 25 March 2021 13:30 to 18:00

Price description The participation fee for this event is €40 and the registration will be possible from 8 February 2021

The International Dairy Nutrition Symposium 2021 will be held online as an interactive webinar on Thursday 25 March 2021. Experts from the Netherlands and abroad will present their vision on different aspects of energy metabolism in dairy cattle. Each talk will be followed by a discussion with the audience, led by our webinar host Dr. Han Swinkels.

The symposium is organized by the Centre for Animal Nutrition, in cooperation with Elanco Animal Health, Diamond V, Zinpro and the Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences.

Programme (Central European Timezone):
Time Speaker Topic Organisation
13:00h Opening livestream
13:30h Interaction between energy and protein metabolism Prof. Chris Reynolds University of Reading
14:00h Energy losses in dairy cow nutrition and physiology: methane Dr. Jan Dijkstra Wageningen University
14:30h Energy metabolism in transition cows Dr. Melanie Schären University of Leipzig
15:00h Interaction between energy metabolism and immune system Dr. Barry Bradford Michigan State University
15:30h Break
16:00h Lipid metabolism and liver function Roselinde Goselink Wageningen Livestock Research
16:15h Reconsidering optimal dry period and lactation length Dr. Ariëtte van Knegsel Wageningen University
16:30h Sustainability impacts of alternative lactation management Dr. Akke Kok Wageningen University
16:45h Transition disorders and nutritional advice in practice Dr. Ellen Schmitt-Van de Leemput Clinique Veterinaire Vetformance
17:15h A changing role for the dairy professional: helping farmers transform practices to meet societal needs Prof. Daniel Weary University of British Columbia
17:45h Closing


Registration is closed.