Conference Summary

International Conference

Steps to Sustainable Livestock

12 – 15th January 2016, University of Bristol, UK


The University of Bristol is proud to host a ‘go-to’ event for academics, researchers, NGOs, policy makers and livestock producers working toward sustainability of ruminant systems. This is an outstanding opportunity to share transformational knowledge and ideas in the beautiful city of Bristol.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Becky Whay, University of Bristol
  • Brian Perry, Visiting Professor, University of Oxford
  • Chuck Rice, Kansas State University
  • Claire Heffernan, University of Reading
  • Deepa Ananth, Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University
  • Ellen Goddard, University of Alberta
  • Glen Broderick, University of Wisconsin
  • Graeme Martin, University of Western Australia
  • Harinder Makkar, FAO, Rome
  • Ian Givens, University of Reading
  • Imke de Boer, Wageningen University & Research Centre
  • Mark Eisler, University of Bristol
  • Michael D’Occhio, University of Sydney
  • Michael Lee, Rothamsted Research and University of Bristol
  • Michael Winter, University of Exeter
  • Mike Wilkinson, University of Nottingham
  • Patricia Lucas, University of Bristol

View profiles and pictures of our keynote speakers.

Conference themes

  • Consumption of human food by livestock
  • Animal species and genotypes suited to their environment
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Feeding animals optimally
  • Human nutrition – focus on healthy food
  • Husbandry systems appropriate for local environment, culture and economy
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Minimising environmental footprint

Conference Dates:

  • Tuesday 12th January 2016 – Evening registration, Introductory Keynotes, Panel Discussion and Reception
  • Wednesday 13th January – Friday 15th January 2016 – Conference Scientific Presentations and Poster Sessions

See the Conference Programme, which can be downloaded as a PDF.


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