19th BOKU Symposium Animal Nutrition

April 23, 2020

Our guest speakers this year for the Boku Symposium 2020

19th Boku Symposium on the 23th april 2020

Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Taube, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel: Beitrag Grünland basierter Milchproduktion zum Umwelt- und Klimaschutz

Dr. Stephan Schneider, LfL Poing-Grub: Beitrag der Fütterung für Tierwohl und Umweltschutz bei Schweinen

Dr. Christoph Sandrock, FiBL, CH-Frick: Die Aufzucht von BSF-Insektenlarven und Emissionen

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Breves, TiHo Hannover: Ernährungsphysiologische Anforderungen zur effizienten Nährstoff- und Energienutzung bei reduzierter Rohproteinversorgung

Dr. Helmut Wedekind, LfL Starnberg: Aquakultur, Tierwohl und Umweltschutz

Dr. Roberto Guimarães Júnior, EMBRAPA: Crop-livestock-forest integration in agricultural production, its impact on the environment and efficiency in the use of natural resources

General topic: "Animal Nutrition between animal welfare and environment protection"

Emerging issues like climate change, eutrophication of waterbodies, over-exploitation of resources in producing countries of raw materials are the focus of attention for researchers and society, aiming efficient utilization. However, consumption of animal products worldwide is changing. Whereas industrialized countries display a lower increase in consumption, consumption of animal products in developing countries is increasing. Efficient utilization of resources is becoming the focus of attention, with different concepts and frames for their idealization, like circular bioeconomy, use of alternative protein sources in animal nutrition, or biorefinery concepts.

Feeding animals according to their requirements contributes to their welfare. Similarly, food retailers promote the production of food of animal origin to support farmers and production systems that pursue established animal welfare and environmental issues in order to meet the consumer's desire for a high product quality based on transparent animal production systems. Consumers, farmers, decision-makers and animal nutritionists have to cope with all these problems at the same time, which can and will lead to many contradictions.

In the 19th BOKU Symposium Animal Nutrition several aspects related to the holistic approach of animal nutrition involving animal welfare and environment protection are discussed. The manuscripts submitted to the symposium should inform about current scientific work, possible application in practical animal nutrition and invite to discuss the issues in a large audience. Besides the general theme of the symposium, contributions are invited to report on current research work in the areas of animal nutrition.

More details will follow soon!

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