The overall theme Energy and protein metabolism and nutrition in relation to sustainability will be addressed in seven sessions covering a wide range of topics:

  1. Protein and energy metabolism in ruminants.
  2. Protein and energy metabolism in non-ruminants.
  3. Reducing environmental impact of livestock on GHG and other emissions.
  4. Feed processing, additives and novel feeds.
  5. Impact of heat stress and other environmental challenges on energy and protein metabolism.
  6. Methods and technologies for research and smart nutrition.
  7. Modelling.

    We are looking forward to a face-to-face meeting to enhance interaction and fruitful discussions among participants. Nevertheless, the possibility of celebrating a hybrid symposium (also with online attendance) will be considered if necessary.

 Program Schedule       here
 

Course on Indirect Calorimetry here.

 

Keynote speakers

1. Protein and energy metabolism in ruminants: The multiple usages of the efficiency of utilisation of essential amino acids in dairy cows

Hélène Lapierre, Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada.

 

2. Protein and energy metabolism in non-ruminants:  Nutrient and energy supply in monogastric food-producing animals with reduced environmental and climatic footprint.

Jan Erik Lindberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.


3. Reducing environmental impact of livestock on GHG and other emissions: Reducing enteric methane emissions improves energy metabolism in livestock: is the tenet right?.

Diego Morgavi. INRAE Centre Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.

 

4. Feed processing, additives and novel feeds: Composition and utilization of animal diets in the context of circular food production systems. 

Paul Bikker, Wageningen Livestock Research, Netherlands.

 

5. Impact of heat stress and other environmental challenges on energy and protein metabolism:  Physiological impact of amino acid supply during heat stress in ruminants.

Juan J. Loor, University of Illinois, USA.

 

6. Methods and technologies for research and smart nutrition: Methods and biomarkers to investigate metabolic and gut health and function in pigs.

Cornelia C. Metges, Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Germany.

 

7. Modelling: Energy and protein requirements of farm animals: Harnessing extant modeling Approaches for sustainable animal production.

Luis Tedeschi, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA.

 

8. Memorial and historic vision of the Symposium:

Caspar Wenk, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

 

9. Nutritional regulation of muscle growth in the neonate

Teresa A. Davis. USDA/ARS Children´s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX77030

 

10. Rank Lecture in Animal Nutrition. State of knowledge on the importance of folates and cobalamin for dairy cow metabolism

Christiane L. Girard. Centre de recherche et développement de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada