Conference Programme


The conference will be held in the At-Bristol conference suite, unless otherwise indicated. See this map for the location of conference venues.


You can inspect the current version of the programme below or it can be downloaded as a PDF.

Expand All
Collapse All

(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
1600-1745 Early registration
1745 Professor Hugh Brady (UK) Welcome address by the Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Bristol.
Presentations and discussion:
“Is there a future role for livestock in global food security?”
1755 to 1915 KS Graeme Martin (Australia)
KS Mike Wilkinson (UK)
KS Imke de Boer (Netherlands)
KS Brian Perry (Kenya)
1915 to 1945 Panel discussion
2000 Reception – drinks & canapés
13th January 2016 – Wednesday
At-Bristol Centre, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB
Day 1 - Registration
0800-0840 Registration
0800-0840 Posters
Day 1 - Theme 1: Consumption of human food by livestock
0840 Welcome to the Conference.
0850  KS Harinder Makkar (Italy) Food-not feed strategy: implications for food security and climate change.
0920  KS Michael Lee (UK) Grazing towards Sustainability.
0940 Keynote speaker discussions.
0955 ID57 Paul Ertl (Austria) Do we need to include protein quality changes in the debate about feed vs. food competition in dairy production?
1005 ID153 Erasmus zu Ermgassen (UK) Reducing the land use of EU pork production: where there’s swill, there’s a way.
1015 Tea / Coffee Break Presenters to put up posters.
Day 1 - Theme 2: Feeding animals optimally
1050 KS Glen Broderick (USA) Optimizing Ruminant Conversion of Feed to Human Food
1120 KS Michael D’Occhio (Australia) Feeding animals optimally – rangeland grazing systems
1140 Keynote speaker discussions.
1150 ID94 Cornelia Grace (Ireland) The effect of grazing multispecies swards on ewe and lamb performance.
1200 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.
1210 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.
1220 ID46 John Webster (UK) Efficiency measure for livestock production.
1230 ID20 Florian Leiber (Switzerland) Yields and protein efficiency of dairy cows at reduced concentrate feeding.
1250 Lunch Poster viewing.
Day 1 - Theme 3: Nutrition & Health
1350 KS Ian Givens (UK) Animal-derived foods for improving diets across the life stages: do they have a future?
1420 KS Patricia Lucas (UK) The costs of a healthy diet, can we afford higher food costs?
1440 Keynote speaker discussions.
1455 ID38 Ali Mahdavi (Iran) A Study of Effects of Adding Extruded Flaxseed on Saturated and Unsaturated Fatty Acids in Holstein Dairy Cows.
1505 ID90 Anne De La Torre (France) Salers cows are more efficient than Charolais cows to face changing nutritional environments.
1515 Tea / Coffee Break Poster viewing.
1545 ID86 Sophie Vandermeulen (Belgium) Review of shrubs and trees in intensive ruminant systems in temperate areas.
1555 ID48 Olivia Godber (UK) Modelling the vulnerability of livestock production to population growth and climate change.
1605 ID14 Adibe,L Abdalla (Brazil) Forage quality and methane production of the grazing portion of grass produced under elevated (CO2).
1615 ID97 Aser Garcia Rodriguez (Spain) Effect of replacing palm fat with high-linoleic cold-pressed rapeseed or sunflower cakes on fatty acid biohydrogenation in an artificial rumen (Rusitec).
1625 One minute, one slide presentations from submitted poster abstracts
1725-1825 Posters Main poster viewing & discussions.
1825-2100 Tour At-Bristol exhibits.
14th January 2016 – Thursday
At-Bristol Centre, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB
Day 2 - Theme 4: Animal Health and Welfare
0845 KS Brian Perry (Kenya) The contributions of animal health and welfare to sustainable global livestock systems.
0915 KS Becky Whay (UK) Animal welfare and sustainable livestock production: Concepts that go hand-in-glove or unreconcilable aspirations?
0935 Keynote speaker discussions.
0955 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.
1005 ID87 Marie-Madeleine Mialon-Richard (France) Sheep welfare in winter pasturing: first results in French temperate conditions.
1015 ID89 Pol Llonch (UK) The virtuous circle of ruminants: can adaptation to climate change help mitigation?
1025 ID114 Jahashi Nzalawahe (Tanzania) Suspected Resistance to Albendazole in Fasciola gigantica Naturally Infecting Cattle in Tanzania.
1035 ID151 Urvashi Rangan (USA) Sustainable animal production and the control of parasites.
1045 Tea / Coffee Break Poster viewing.
Day 2 - Theme 5: Husbandry Systems
1115 KS Michael Winter (UK) Livestock Farming and Contemporary Society: Towards a new mutuality.
1145 KS Deepa Ananth (India) Developing precision farming models for sustainable dairy production.
1205 Keynote speaker discussions.
1220 ID54 Donald Broom (UK) Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare.
1230 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.
1240 ID72 Carlos Manuel Arriaga-Jordan (Mexico) Sustainability of small-scale dairy systems in Mexico.
1250 ID143 Fabio Montossi (Uruguay) A sustainable intensification model in Uruguayan livestock production: state policies, local research and innovation.
1300 ID28 Patrick Veysset (France) Productivity and technical efficiency of suckler beef production systems: trends for the period 1990 to 2012.
1210 Lunch Poster viewing.
Day 2 - Theme 6: Animal Species & Genotypes

1700  Close of presentations & poster take down.

1420 KS Graeme Martin (Australia) Elegant genetic strategies are critical for livestock sustainability.
1445 KS Ellen Goddard (Canada) Developing precision farming models for sustainable dairy production.
1505 Keynote speaker discussions.
1515 ID82 Lotta Lassila (Finland) Milk production of indigenous and crossbred dairy cattle in Senegal.
1525 ID29 Frederick Obese (Ghana) Postpartum blood metabolite concentrations in grazing Sanga and Friesian-Sanga cows.
1535 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.
1545 ID106 A Cherkunnath (India) Application of advanced reproductive techniques for production of ecologically sustainable farm animal of 21st century.
1555 Tea / Coffee break Poster viewing.
1625 ID120 Rafael Silva (UK) Meeting demand and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by sustainable intensification in agriculture.
1635 ID110 Sethumadhavan Taliyilpoduval (India) Conceptual model for knowledge transfer among Women Self-help groups- A case study.
1645 ID149 Annet Mulema (Ethiopia) Integrated approaches to enhance crop-livestock productivity and natural resource management in Ethiopia.
1655 Close of presentations and poster take-down.
Gala Dinner
1830 – late Gala Dinner at Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery, BS8 1RL.
15th January 2016 – Friday
At-Bristol Centre, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB
Day 3 - Theme 7: Minimising Environmental Footprint
0900 KS Imke de Boer (Netherlands) Minimizing the environmental footprint of livestock production: which measure to use?
0930 KS Chuck Rice (USA) Management Practices for Minimizing the Environmental Footprint of Beef Cattle Grazing Systems.
0950 Keynote speaker discussions.
1010 Tea / Coffee break Poster take-down.
1040 ID73 An Notenbaert (Kenya) Towards a sustainable dual-purpose cattle value chain in Nicaragua.
1050 ID77 David Styles (UK) Evaluating the sustainability of dairy intensification pathways.
1100 ID75 Beverley Henry (Australia) Managing greenhouse gas intensity and resource use for beef cattle in Australia.
1110 ID55 Dario Fornara (UK) Soil carbon sequestration and the sustainability of livestock production systems: lessons from a long-term grassland experiment.
1120 ID66 Jamie McFadzean (UK) Developing tools to quantify sustainability of intensive and extensive ruminant farming systems in Sub-Saharan East Africa.
1130 ID58 John Bailey (UK) Phosphorus Management for Sustainable Dairy Production.
1140 ID79 Marykutty Thomas (India) Current status and future prospects of SilentValley (Thiruvazhamkunnu) Farm Platform.
Day 3 - Theme 8: Knowledge Transfer
1150 KS Claire Heffernan (UK) Sustainable Livestock Systems: whose knowledge trumps?
1220 Keynote speaker discussions.
1235 Closing remarks
1300 Conference close
Expand All
Collapse All

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

Download as a PDF