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Final Scientific Programme

New challenges facing animal production for diversified territories, market demands and social expectations

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Commissions' business meetings on Wednesday morning are open to all and delegates are encouraged to participate. The main purposes of the business meetings are to discuss proposals for session topics in the next meeting (65th annual meeting; Copenhagen, 2014) and to discuss replacement of commission board members (president, vice president) where relevant.

26th August
Monday am

26th August
Monday pm

27th August
Tuesday am

27th August
Tues pm

28th August
Wednesday am

28th August
Wednesday pm

29th August
Thursday am

29th August
Thursday pm

Interbull workshop

1. am. Genomic selection: impact on the organisation of the breeding sector (V Ducrocq)

10. pm. How can the farmers benefit from genomic information? (G Thaller)

16. Advances in genomic analysis and prediction: 1 (T Meuwissen)

24. Plenary Session

(Ph. Chemineau)

New challenges facing animal production for diversified territories,
 market demands and social expectations

Herding practices and livestock products in France since 6000 years : contributions of archeozoology
 (M.P. Horard-Herbin, Univ F. Rabelais, France)

How selective sweeps in domestic animals provide new insight into biological mechanisms
(M. Groenen, Univ. Wageningen, Netherlands)

 Main conclusions for European livestock systems of the European Nitrogen Assessment
(O. Oenema, WUR, Netherlands)

Prospects from agroecology and industrial ecology for animal production in the 21st century
(B. Dumont, INRA, France)


Award Ceremony

Leroy Award

International issues in dairy cattle genetics

 (V. Ducrocq, INRA, France)

Youg Scientists Awards

Distinguished Service Awards

25a. Free communications: Molecular genetics (H Simianer)

25b. Genetics business meeting (H Simianer)

34. Advances in genomic analysis and prediction: 2 (J. Bennewitz)

43. One day symposium. 6th European Symposium on South American Camelids and 2nd European Meeting on Fibre Animals (D Allain)

2. One day syposium. Carcass and meat quality: from measurement to payment (L Bunger)

17. Dairy farming after 2015: sector, farm management and cow aspects   A Kuipers)

26a. Cattle Debate: New production methods and society's response (B Whitelaw and M Coffey)

26b. Free communications and business meeting (A Kuipers)

35. Young train: Young scientists' session: Challenges and aspects of food production  (I Stokovic and M Klopcic)44. Improving fertility and udder health  (M Klopcic)

51a. Education in Animal Science for the future (C Disenhaus)

51b. Well  functioning dogs (K Grandinson)

Hot topic session - Reproduction Symposium

3. New advances in biotechnology of equine reproduction -  (D Varner and M Magistrini)
18. The new equine economy: growth in new sectors and activities in the 21st Century. (C Vial and  R Evans)

27a. Horse: Free Communications (S Janssens)

27b. Horse: Business meeting (N Miraglia)

36. Behavioral evaluation of the working horse (M Hausberger and U Von Borstel)

One-day symposium: Feed efficiency
45am. Feed efficiency:Physiological and genetic mechanisms (N Scollan)
52. pm. Feed efficiency in ruminants (P Faverdin)

53. pm. Feed efficiency in non-ruminants:  (P Knap)

26th August Monday am

26th August Monday pm

27th August Tuesday am

28th August Wednesday am

28th August Wednesday pm

29th August Thursday am

29th August Thursday pm

4. Redesigning selection objectives to account for long-term challenges (P Knap)

11.  Genetic Resources WG workshop. 

The role of imported genetics for sustainable breeding programmes (R Baumung)
19. Milking physiology of sheep and goats  (PG Marnet)

28a. Sheep and Goats: Free Communications (L Bodin)

28b.  Sheep and Goats: Business meeting (L Bodin)

37. Ethical aspects of breeding (G Gandini).

One-day symposium: Genomic tools and technologies

46. am. Tools and technologies for the exploitation of Livestock genomes  (T Roozen)

54. pm. Recent results provided by genomic tools in sheep and goats  (H Jones)

5a. New feed systems for ruminants. (C Thomas)

5b. Hot topic. Alternative and novel protein sources for livestock (L Bailoni)

12. Beef production: environmental and economic aspects and impact (JF Hocquette)

20a. Welfare and mortality aspects of sheep and goat production (J Conington)

20b. Sheep and Goat production: Economics and marketing (M Benoit)

29a.Pigs: Free Communications (P Knap)

29b. Pigs: Business meeting (P Knap)

38. Group housing of sows (A Velarde)

Horse Technical Tour - 1 day organized by W Martin-Rosset and F Clément
am: Saumur: exhibition and technical reports
pm: Le Lion d'Angers: exhibition and technical reports

6a. Aquaculture nutrition in the context of animal nutrition: common issues and differences. (S Kaushik)

6b.  Industry session. Automation in livestock farming (I Halachmi)

13a. Sow nutrition to cope with increased reproductive  potential  (E Knol)

13b. Enriching environment and improving comfort in intensive indoor systems. (L Boyle)

21a. Multi-species database of feeding values of animal feed for warm countries (A Guyonvarch)

21b. Use of knowledge in animal nutrition in specifications for "label" and other higher quality production systems (F Casabianca)

30a.Nutrition: Free communications (JE Lindberg)

30b. Nutrition: Business meeting. (JE Lindberg)

39a. Industry session. Feed additives: Impact on health and performance in livestock (E Auclair)

39b. Pigs: Free communications. (G Bee)

47. Gut health and immune response in monogastric animals (G van Duinkerken)

55. Free communications in cattle genetics (S Eaglen)

26th August Monday am

26th August Monday pm

27th August Tuesday am

28th August Wednesday am

28th August Wednesday pm

29th August Thursday am

29th August Thursday pm

7. One-day Symposium: SAPT2

Sustainable animal production in the tropics and high constraint areas: multidisciplinary approaches>  (M Boval and S Oostings )

The complete SAPT2 programme can be obtained by clicking here.

22a. Services provided by livestock farming systems: ecological, economic and social dimensions   (J Hermansen)

22b. LFS innovations for local/rural development (I Casasus and B Dedieu)

31a. Livestock Farming Systems: Free communications (K Eilers)

31b. Livestock Farming Systems: Business meeting (A Bernues)

40. Robust and resilient livestock farming systems in a changing world (S Ingrand))48. Cattle production in a changing policy environment in Europe (M Zehetmeier and P Sarzeaud)

Disease sysmposium
56a. Emergent and re-emergent diseases of livestock (C Belloc)

56b. Design and evaluation of control plans for infectious diseases with epidemiological models (C Belloc)

8. Social genetic effects: free communications (P Bijma

14. Genetic control of adaptation   (S Bishop)23a. Effects of high temperature on reproductive physiology (MA Driancourt)

23b. Physiological biomarkers of stress and production diseases (M Vestergaard and S Edwards)
32a. Physiology: Free communications   (H Quesnel)

32b. Physiology: Business meeting (M Vestergaard)

41. Cellular physiology of secretory processes (C Knight)

49. Management and nutrition of entire male growing pigs (not boar taint) (G Bee)57. Generating, handling and exploiting very large data for management and breeding (B Guldbrantsen)

9. Animal health and welfare in loose housing and free range systems (G Das)

15a. Integrated management of animal health to reduce usage of veterinary pharmaceuticals (N Bareille)

15b. Modulation of the immune defence system to cope with antibiotic use reduction (C Lauridsen)

33a. Health and welfare: Free communications (C Fourichon)

33b. Health and welfare: Business meeting (C Fourichon)

42. Breeding in low input production systems (H Simianer and V Maurer)50. Evaluation of intrinsic and extrinsic qualities of cattle, dairy and meat products (K Duhem)

58. Cattle: Free communications (M Coffey)

Animal Task Force - INRA special session: Towards more sustainable livestock production systems   (M. Scholten & A. Bernuès)