International Symposium on Dairy Cattle Nutrition 2020: 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

Thu 25 March 2021 08:30 to 17:00

Venue ReeHorst, Bennekomseweg 24, 6717 LM Ede

Postponed till March 25 2021

Representatives from feed, feed additive and dairy industry, knowledge institutes and governmental organisations as well as veterinarians, students and others who are interested are welcome to attend the 2021 symposium!

Preliminary programme
Time Speaker Topic Organisation
08:30h Coffee and registration
09:45h Welcome and opening
10:00h Prof. Chris Reynolds Interaction between energy and protein metabolism University of Reading
10:40h Dr. Jan Dijkstra Energy losses in nutrition and physiology Wageningen University
11:00h Coffee break
11:30h Roselinde Goselink Lipid metabolism and liver function Wageningen Livestock Research
11:50h Dr. Ariëtte van Knegsel Length of dry period and lactation in relation to energy metabolism Wageningen University
12:10h Dr. Akke Kok Lactation length, production persistency and sustainability Wageningen University
12:30h Lunch break
13:50h Dr. Melanie Schären Energy metabolism and liver function University of Leipzig
14:30h Lorraine Sordillo Interaction between energy metabolism and immune system Michigan State University
15:10h Coffee break
15:40h Dr. Ellen Schmitt-Van de Leemput Energy metabolism and disorders in dairy practice Clinique Veterinaire Vetformance
16:20h Prof. Daniel Weary Welfare, lameness and cow comfort University of British Columbia
17:00h Closure and farewell drink