Provisional list of sessions and invited speakers
All invited papers will be published in a special issue of animal
The potential of sustainable intensification and agro-ecology to design herbivore farming systems
• Make livestock farming green again: Potentials of sustainable intensification and agroecology to design herbivore farming systems.
Herbivore nutrition in a globalized world
• Contribution of herbivores to food security.
• Role of herbivores in sustainable agriculture in Africa.
Augustine A. Ayantunde
Microbial ecosystems and herbivore nutrition
• Contribution of meta-omics.
• Understanding and modulating the holobiont (interactions between host and microbiota).
Precision herbivore nutrition
• Precision Nutrition of Herbivores: approaches, challenges and potential gains using new technologies and simulation models.
Luciano Adrian Gonzalez
• New technologies and tools for feeding at grazing.
Feed resources and sustainable diets
• Alternative and novel feeds for ruminants: nutritive value, product quality and environmental aspects.
• Multicriteria evaluation of feed resources and diets: ways to combine evaluation of nutritive value, environmental impacts such as GHG or N emissions, impact on animal health and product quality…
Feed conversion efficiency towards productivity and reduction of excreta
• Biological determinants of feed efficiency.
• Improving feed efficiency to reduce emissions in dairy ruminants.
Interactions between nutrition, genetics and environment
• Epigenetics, developmental programming and nutrition in herbivores.
• Genotype by production system interaction: implication for dairy systems robustness.
Nutritional management of health and welfare
• Prevention of nutritional deseases.
• Nutritional comfort and animal welfare.
Marina von Keyserlingk
Nutrition to improve milk and meat quality
• Changing fatty acid composition of meat and milk.
• Meat quality and nutrigenomic: what we know so far.
Marcio Machado Ladeira
• Unraveling the Rules of Foraging: Using genomes to predict and manage foraging phenomes in vertebrate herbivores.
Annika Felton/ Jennifer Forbey
• Interactions between wild and domestic herbivores across the globe.
Adaptation of herbivores to climate change and diverse environments
• Adaptation of animals to heat stress.
• Adaptation of ruminant livestock production systems to climate changes.
Innovation in herbivore nutrition: how to convert scientific knowledge into new farming practices?
• Converting nutritional knowledge into feeding practices: a comparative study between different protein feeding systems for the dairy cows.