Nutrition, Health and Welfare of Calves

On the occasion of the completion of the project “Novel roughage-based feeding strategies to improve welfare of veal Calves” and the departure of Dr Joost van den Borne from the Animal Nutrition Group.

Organised by Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences (WIAS)

Mon 1 September 2014 13:00 to 17:00

Venue Hotel De Nieuwe Wereld, Marijkeweg 5, Wageningen

In the project, sponsored by NWO and the Product Board of Animal Feed, Ms Harma Berends (Animal Nutrition Group) and Mrs Laura Webb (Animal Production Systems Group) have completed their PhD theses.

13:00 Harma Berends - Animal Nutrition, Wageningen UR ‘Nutritional impact of feeding strategies combining milk replacer and solid feed in calves.’
13:30 Dr. Eddie Bokkers - Animal Production systems, Wageningen UR ‘Solid feed: what do calves need and prefer to optimize their welfare.’
14:00 Break
14:30 Dr. Norbert Stockhofe - Central Veterinary Institute, Wageningen UR ‘Abomasal and intestinal health in veal calves.’
15:00 Dr. Kees van Reenen - Livestock Research, Wageningen UR ‘Implementation of on-farm welfare monitoring in veal farms.’
15:30 Break
16:00 Dr. Joost van den Borne - Animal Nutrition Group, Wageningen UR ‘Metabolism of calves fed milk replacer and solid feed.’
16:30 Dr. Alex Bach - Department of Ruminant Production, IRTA Spain ‘Raising dairy replacements: The big picture.’
17:00 Closing drinks

The oral defence of the thesis of Harma Berends, entitled ‘Nutrient utilization, dietary preferences, and gastrointestinal development in veal calves interactions between solid feed and milk replacer’ will be on 2 September 2014 13:30 hrs The oral defence of the thesis of Laura Webb, entitled ‘Food for rumination - Developing novel feeding strategies to improve the welfare of veal calves’  will be on 31 October 2014 13:30 hrs

Location: Aula Wageningen UR, Generaal Foulkesweg 1, Wageningen