WIAS Seminar ‘Developments in Ruminant Nutrition’

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6 december 2013

Over 70 participants joined the seminar morning ‘Developments in ruminant nutrition’ with introductions given by Dr. Martin Riis Weisbjerg, Prof. dr. Karl-Heinz Südekum, Dr. Sam De Campeneere and Dr. Jan Dijkstra. Handouts of the presentations are available to download.

On the occasion of the theses defences of Mr D. Warner entitled: ‘Passage of feed in dairy cows’ and Mr J.W. Spek entitled: ‘Variation of milk urea in dairy cattle’ a seminar morning was organised by the Animal Nutrition Group of Wageningen University, which was attended by over 70 participants. The first speaker Dr. Martin Riis Weisbjerg (Research Centre Foulum, Aarhus University, Denmark) gave an introduction on starch digestibility in dairy cows and how to handle starch in ration evaluation systems. Prof. dr. Karl-Heinz Südekum (Institute of Animal Science, Bonn University, Germany) presented recent work from his team on the aerobic exposure of silages and its effects on chemical composition and preference by goats. Dr. Sam De Campeneere (Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Belgium) gave an overview on recent work done at ILVO on protected soybean meal and DDGS in dairy diets with the aim to reduce soybean meal imports. Dr. Jan Dijkstra (Animal Nutrition Group, Wageningen University, Netherlands) gave an introduction on the challenges and opportunities for minimizing nitrogen losses in dairy cattle.

Seminar contributions