Feed efficiency is an important aspect for sustainable dairy farming in the future. Not only in an economical but also in an environmental perspective, through high nutrient or resource use efficiency. Feed efficiency is a complex parameter, influenced not only by ration composition but also by specific nutrients, management factors, animal health status and genotype.
To highlight the various aspects of feed efficiency in dairy farming, seven experts from the Netherlands and abroad will present their vision on improving feed efficiency in dairy production in Wageningen, The Netherlands, on Thursday 21 November 2013.
Representatives from feed and feed additive industry, dairy industry, research institutes, governmental organizations, students and others who are interested are invited to attend the 2013 symposium!
|09:00h||Coffee and registration|
|09:30h||Welcome and opening|
|09:45h||Dairy production in a global perspective abstract - presentation - Q&A||Theun Vellinga||Wageningen UR Livestock Research|
|10:30h||Forage harvesting and preservation and feed efficiency abstract - presentation - Q&A||Bill Mahanna||DuPont Pioneer|
|11:15h||Increasing Dairy Profits by Reducing Variability in TMR’s and PMR’s abstract - presentation - Q&A||Kevin Leahy||Diamond V|
|13:30h||Feed additives in relation to feed efficiency abstract - presentation||Karl-Heinz Südekum||Bonn University|
|14:15h||Nutrient losses during digestion and metabolism abstract - presentation - Q&A||Jan Dijkstra||Wageningen University|
|15:30h||Protein and amino acid efficiency abstract - presentation - Q&A||Chris Reynolds||University of Reading|
|16:15h||Animal health management to improve longevity and feed efficiency abstract - presentation - Q&A||Ad van Vuuren||Wageningen UR Livestock Research|
|17:00h||Closure and farewell drink|
The registration procedure is closed. We are looking forward to meet you in 2014!
For more information, please contact the organizing committee at firstname.lastname@example.org