Conference Abstracts & Presentations


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(KS = Keynote speaker; ID### = submitted abstract number, submitted for oral presentation)

12th January 2016 – Tuesday
School of Chemistry Foyer and Lecture Theatre, University of Bristol, BS8 1TS
Conference Opening
Presentations and discussion:
“Is there a future role for livestock in global food security?”
KS Graeme Martin (Australia)
KS Mike Wilkinson (UK) Download
KS Imke de Boer (Netherlands) Download
KS Brian Perry (Kenya)
13th January 2016 – Wednesday
At-Bristol Centre, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB
Day 1 - Theme 1: Consumption of human food by livestock
KS Harinder Makkar (FAO, Rome) Food-not feed strategy: implications for food security and climate change. Download
KS Michael Lee (UK) Grazing towards Sustainability. Download
ID57 Paul Ertl (Austria) Do we need to include protein quality changes in the debate about feed vs. food competition in dairy production? Download
ID153 Erasmus zu Ermgassen (UK) Reducing the land use of EU pork production: where there’s swill, there’s a way. Download
Day 1 - Theme 2: Feeding animals optimally
KS Glen Broderick (USA) Optimizing Ruminant Conversion of Feed to Human Food Download
KS Michael D’Occhio (Australia) Feeding animals optimally – rangeland grazing systems Download
ID94 Cornelia Grace (Ireland) The effect of grazing multispecies swards on ewe and lamb performance. Download
ID64 K. Kusmartono (Indonesia) Sheep production fed on maize stover (Zea mays) based diet supplemented with varying levels and types of cassava leaves (Cassava esculenta L) in East Java, Indonesia. Download
ID95 M. Jordana Rivero (Chile) Effect of cultivar and agronomic management on water soluble carbohydrates and crude protein content of Lolium perenne during summer and autumn in Southern Chile. Download
ID46 John Webster (UK) Efficiency measure for livestock production. Download
ID20 Florian Leiber (Switzerland) Yields and protein efficiency of dairy cows at reduced concentrate feeding. Download
Day 1 - Theme 3: Nutrition & Health

One minute, one slide presentations from submitted poster abstractsDownload

KS Ian Givens (UK) Animal-derived foods for improving diets across the life stages: do they have a future? Download
KS Patricia Lucas (UK) The costs of a healthy diet, can we afford higher food costs? Download
ID38 Ali Mahdavi (Iran) A Study of Effects of Adding Extruded Flaxseed on Saturated and Unsaturated Fatty Acids in Holstein Dairy Cows. Download
ID90 Anne De La Torre (France) Salers cows are more efficient than Charolais cows to face changing nutritional environments. Download
ID86 Sophie Vandermeulen (Belgium) Review of shrubs and trees in intensive ruminant systems in temperate areas. Download
ID48 Olivia Godber (UK) Modelling the vulnerability of livestock production to population growth and climate change. Download
ID14 Adibe L Abdalla (Brazil) Forage quality and methane production of the grazing portion of grass produced under elevated (CO2). Download
14th January 2016 – Thursday
At-Bristol Centre, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB
Day 2 - Theme 4: Animal Health and Welfare
KS Brian Perry (Kenya) The contributions of animal health and welfare to sustainable global livestock systems. Download
KS Becky Whay (UK) Animal welfare and sustainable livestock production: Concepts that go hand-in-glove or unreconcilable aspirations? Download
ID53 Schalk Cloete (South Africa) Genetic parameters involving subjective Famacha© scores and faecal worm egg counts on two farms in the Mediterranean region of South Africa. Download
ID87 Marie-Madeleine Mialon-Richard (France) Sheep welfare in winter pasturing: first results in French temperate conditions. Download
ID89 Pol Llonch (UK) The virtuous circle of ruminants: can adaptation to climate change help mitigation? Download
ID114 Jahashi Nzalawahe (Tanzania) Suspected Resistance to Albendazole in Fasciola gigantica Naturally Infecting Cattle in Tanzania. Download
ID151 Urvashi Rangan (USA) Bacterial and superbug prevalence lower in sustainable ground beef compared to conventionally produced beef at retail. Download
Day 2 - Theme 5: Husbandry Systems
KS Michael Winter (UK) Livestock Farming and Contemporary Society: Towards a new mutuality. Download
KS Deepa Ananth (India) Developing precision farming models for sustainable dairy production. Download
ID54 Donald Broom (UK) Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare. Download
ID105 Jean-Baptiste Menassol (France) The reproductive success of dairy cows in low-input grass-based production systems relies on their ability to safeguard body reserves after calving. Download
ID72 Carlos Manuel Arriaga-Jordan (Mexico) Sustainability of small-scale dairy systems in Mexico. Download
ID143 Fabio Montossi (Uruguay) A sustainable intensification model in Uruguayan livestock production: state policies, local research and innovation. Download
ID28 Patrick Veysset (France) Productivity and technical efficiency of suckler beef production systems: trends for the period 1990 to 2012. Download
Day 2 - Theme 6: Animal Species & Genotypes
KS Graeme Martin (Australia) Elegant genetic strategies are critical for livestock sustainability. Download
KS Ellen Goddard (Canada) Developing precision farming models for sustainable dairy production. Download
ID82 Lotta Lassila (Finland) Milk production of indigenous and crossbred dairy cattle in Senegal. Download
ID29 Frederick Obese (Ghana) Postpartum blood metabolite concentrations in grazing Sanga and Friesian-Sanga cows. Download
ID33 E.M. Muhammed (India) Expression profiling, characterisation and evaluation of Heat Shock Protein 70 (HSP 70) gene in Vechur, Kasargode (Bos indicus) and crossbred (Bos indicus×Bos taurus) cattle. Download
ID106 A Cherkunnath (India) Application of advanced reproductive techniques for production of ecologically sustainable farm animal of 21st century. Download
ID120 Rafael Silva (UK) Meeting demand and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by sustainable intensification in agriculture. Download
ID110 Sethumadhavan Taliyilpoduval (India) Conceptual model for knowledge transfer among Women Self-help groups- A case study. Download
ID149 Annet Mulema (Ethiopia) Integrated approaches to enhance crop-livestock productivity and natural resource management in Ethiopia. Download
15th January 2016 – Friday
At-Bristol Centre, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB
Day 3 - Theme 7: Minimising Environmental Footprint
KS Imke de Boer (Netherlands) Minimizing the environmental footprint of livestock production: which measure to use? Download
KS Chuck Rice (USA) Management Practices for Minimizing the Environmental Footprint of Beef Cattle Grazing Systems. Download
ID73 An Notenbaert (Kenya) Towards a sustainable dual-purpose cattle value chain in Nicaragua. Download
ID77 David Styles (UK) Evaluating the sustainability of dairy intensification pathways. Download
ID75 Beverley Henry (Australia) Managing greenhouse gas intensity and resource use for beef cattle in Australia. Download
ID55 Dario Fornara (UK) Soil carbon sequestration and the sustainability of livestock production systems: lessons from a long-term grassland experiment. Download
ID66 Jamie McFadzean (UK) Developing tools to quantify sustainability of intensive and extensive ruminant farming systems in Sub-Saharan East Africa. Download
ID58 John Bailey (UK) Phosphorus Management for Sustainable Dairy Production. Download
Day 3 - Theme 8: Knowledge Transfer
KS Claire Heffernan (UK) Sustainable Livestock Systems: whose knowledge trumps? Download
 Closing remarks Summary Slides Download
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(KS = Keynote speaker; ID### = submitted abstract number, submitted for oral presentation)