WIAS-F4F symposium - Improving Nitrogen Efficiency in Cows: Impact of Protein and Energy Metabolism

Organised by WIAS, ANU, WLR and Feed4Foodure (F4F)

vr 12 april 2019

Venue Zodiac, building number 122
De Elst 1
6708 WD Wageningen
Room Zodiac room A0107

on behalf of the PhD defence of Kelly Nichols


10:15 Introduction Dr André Bannink / Dr Jan Dijkstra, Wageningen Livestock Research / Animal Nutrition Group, Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands

10:25 Knowledge of amino acid metabolism helps to refine recommendations for individual essential amino acids in dairy rations Dr Hélène Lapierre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Sherbrooke, Canada

11:05 Impact of postabsorptive energy source on mammary gland amino acid metabolism in dairy cattle Kelly Nichols, Animal Nutrition Group / Wageningen Livestock Research, Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands

11:45 Improving the efficiency of nitrogen use in dairy production systems Prof Chris Reynolds, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom

12:25 Closure / lunch

13:30 PhD defence: All participants of the symposium are cordially invited to the PhD graduation ceremony of Kelly Nichols, Aula of Wageningen University (building 362), Generaal Foulkesweg 1, 6703 BG Wageningen, the Netherlands.


Seminar and lunch are free of charge. Registration is required for this symposium due to room capacity. To register, please email Yvonne van Holland ( before April 5, 2019.