Advances in Animal Nutrition symposium

02-06-2009 | |

From 12-15 July, the Australian conference “Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition” will bring together animal nutrition experts to discuss issues that are of importance to the industry, and that are at the forefront of R&D of new knowledge.

The conference will be held at Duval College on the campus of the University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.

The early bird fee has been extended till June 8th! The programme outline is listed below.

Sunday 12th July
14.00 – 16.00 Wine tasting tour – Whyworry wines

Monday 13th July
8.00 Registration
8.30 Official opening
Opening speaker, Professor Andrew Sinclair (Deakin University)
Session 1: Competing for Resources
Dr Geoff Allan (NSW Fisheries), Dr Ray King (RHK Consulting)
10.30 Morning tea
11.00 Dr Robert van Barneveld (Barneveld Nutrition), Dr Li Li (Kemira), Professor David Pethick (Murdoch University)
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Short communications
15.00 Afternoon tea
15.30 Session 2: Recent advances in improving and measuring efficiency
Professor Aaron Cowieson (AB Vista), Dr Gary Partridge (Danisco), Dr Mark Geier (SARDI)
18.00 – late Dinner: Booloominbah Collection
Guest speaker: Gordon Butland (International business consultant, formerly Rabobank International and President, Global Poultry Industries)

Tuesday 14th July
9.00 Session 3: Managing for climate change
Dr Bob Hunter (CSIRO), Dr Roger Hegarty (NSW DPI), Professor David Cottle (UNE)
10.30 Morning tea
11.00 Session 4: Recent advances in livestock feeding management
Dr Wendy Brown (UNE), Professor James Rowe (Sheep CRC), Dr Geoff Hinch (UNE)
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Dr Ian Godwin (UNE), Dr Matthew George (Nutrition Service Assoc),
Dr Matthew Smith (Alltech), Dr Darryl Savage (UNE)
15.30 Afternoon tea
16.00 Short communications
15.30 – late Conference Dinner (Duval College)
Presentation of JL Corbett prize, Quotable Quotes, Tony Edwards award

Wednesday 15th July
9.00 Session 5: Significant breakthroughs and future constraints
Professor Hutton Oddy (UNE), Mr Tony Edwards (ACE Nutrition),
Professor Mingan Choct (Poultry CRC)
11.00 Morning tea
Close meeting and depart

Please visit the conference website for further information.

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist