Animal science conference to focus on global food challenge

The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) Annual Conference 2014, to be held at the University of Nottingham on 29 and 30 April 2014, will discuss the latest techniques, technologies and developments in science which are helping to tackle the biggest challenges in the livestock sector.

Global animal science and technology experts will examine the livestock solutions already available, as well as identifying the technology which needs to be advanced to help the scientific and agricultural worlds meet the challenges facing them.

Presentations will be made on how technology is helping sheep, dairy cattle and poultry production, and where science needs to develop to help farm businesses be profitable and productive in 2020.

Mike Steele, BSAS chief executive, said: “Developments in animal science can help provide solutions to many of the challenges the livestock sector faces.

“This conference will provide the latest knowledge and understanding on what tools are available, but will also help us lead the discussion on where that science needs to develop to ensure we can produce safe, nutritious and secure food supplies.

“With information from leading farmers, scientists and industry experts, it offers unrivalled access to information that will be invaluable to farmers, vets, nutritionists, policy-makers and researchers alike.”

A session run with Eblex will also be held to look at ewe efficiency through feeding by focusing on efficient grass management, wintering diets and the role of good rationing.

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