International Symposium on Dairy Cattle Nutrition 2022: Emission-free dairy: the road towards net zero

The dairy sector is a major contributor to greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions, increasing the societal pressure on dairy farmers worldwide to continue innovation within a sustainable and welfare friendly production chain. It is a challenge to further optimize productivity and reduce emissions, to ensure both global food security as well as a healthy planet for next generations. What are the actual steps farmers can take to reduce their footprint? And how to balance all demands and restrictions on farm?

Organised by Animal Nutrition, Wageningen Livestock Research

Thu 13 October 2022 08:30

Venue Omnia

This year the International Dairy Nutrition Symposium 2022 will be organized in the new event centre Omnia at Wageningen Campus, The Netherlands on Thursday 13 October 2022. Experts from the Netherlands and abroad will present their vision on different aspects of sustainability in the dairy sector.

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.

Representatives from feed, feed additive and dairy industry, knowledge institutes and governmental organizations as well as veterinarians, students and others who are interested are welcome to attend the 2022 symposium!


08:30h Coffee / registration
09:45h Welcome and opening Jelle Zijlstra - Wageningen Livestock Research
10:00h Emission-free dairy in a global perspective Robert Erhard, Nestlé
10:45h Reducing nitrogen emissions in dairy Prof. Jeff Firkins - Ohio State University
11:30h The role of amino acid nutrition in nitrogen efficiency Dr. Kelly Nichols - Wageningen University
12:15h Lunch break
13:30h Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in European dairy systems Prof. Peter Lund - Aarhus University
14:15h Methane reduction by dietary interventions: from calf to cow Dr. Sanne van Gastelen - Wageningen Livestock Research
15:00h Coffee break
15:30h Species rich grassland and its effect on production, biodiversity and climate regulation Dr. Nick van Eekeren - Louis Bolk Institute
16:15h Cow and calf welfare: measuring happiness Dr. Laura Webb - Wageningen University
17:00h Closing drinks