DAY 1: TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2022DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2022
11:00Virtual platform opens – visit sponsors & exhibitors11:00Virtual platform opens – visit sponsors & exhibitors
13:00 - 13:10Welcome & Opening
– De Wet Boshoff, Executive Director, AFMA

Event Partner Video: Vitam International
13:00 - 13:10Welcome & Opening
– De Wet Boshoff, Executive Director, AFMA
SESSION 1: Consumer Trends & Futurists’ Views
Chairperson: Marlien de Kock, Product Manager: Feed Additives, Trouw Nutrition
SESSION 3: Animal Welfare & Disease Mitigation
Chairperson: Brett Roosendaal, Nutrition Executive, RCL FOODS
13:10 - 13:45Challenges that keep South African farming community up at night
Wandile Sihlobo, Chief Economist, Agbiz, South Africa
Sponsored by AFMA
13:10 - 13:40Antibiotic use and resistance in poultry – A global perspective
Dr Nataliya Roth, Global Portfolio Manager Microbial Modulation, DSM Animal Nutrition and Health, Austria
Sponsored by DSM
13:45 - 14:20The challenge of changing consumerism
Marieta Human, Freelance Communications Consultant, The Clever Club, South Africa
Sponsored by Evonik
13:40 - 14:10Microbial problems deserve microbial solutions – A natural way toward more sustainable ruminant production
Dr Paolo Fantinati, Lead of EMEA Technical Services Managers, Chr. Hansen, Italy
Sponsored by Envarto
14:20 - 14:55Towards Cell Feed – how animal nutrition principles are vital to scale the cultivated protein industry
Dr Susanne Wiegel, Head of Alternative Protein Program & Investment Manager: Alternative Proteins, Nutreco NuFrontiers, The Netherlands
Sponsored by Trouw Nutrition South Africa
14:10 - 14:40Interest in competitive exclusion approach to optimise poultry flock performance and health
Dr Ivan Rychlik, Head of the Microbiology and Antimicrobial Resistance Department, Veterinary Research Institute, Czech Republic
Sponsored by Vitam International
14:55 - 15:10Questions & Discussions14:40 - 14:55Questions & Discussions
15:10 - 15:20Virtual Break14:55 - 15:10Virtual Break
15:20 - 15:35Event Partner Video: Vitam International

Announcement of AFMA Student Poster Award winner
15:10 - 15:25AFMA Intervarsity Writer's Cup: Own Research Category Winner
SESSION 2: Sustainability, Cost & Supply Risk Mitigation
Chairperson: Marthie Nickols, Poultry Development Manager, Vitam International
SESSION 4: New Advances in Nutrition
Chairperson: Dr Elsje Pieterse, Lecturer, University of Stellenbosch
15:35 - 15:55Strategies in mitigating changes in ingredient prices and improving profitability in parallel with environmental footprint of poultry production
Dr Ahmed Amerah, Global Technical Lead, Cargill Animal Nutrition & Health
Sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition (Provimi SSA)
15:25 - 15:45Reduction in ZnO usage for weaner piglets by defined fibre feeding
Dr Rüdiger Kratz, Technical Sales Manager, Agromed Austria GmbH, Kremsmünster, Österreich, Germany
Sponsored by Vitam International
15:55 - 16:15Strategies to mitigate high feed costs by optimising microbial fermentation and lower tract digestion
Dr Michael Hutjens, Professor Emeritus, Department of Animal Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, United States
Sponsored by Kemin
15:45 - 16:05Increasing the amount of ALA in dairy cow diets to reduce enteric methane emissions while improving health and reproduction
Dr Solveig Mendowski, Research and Innovation Project Manager, Valorex, France
Sponsored by Vitam International
16:15 - 16:35Quantifying of the effect of crude protein reduction on the environmental impact of broiler feed: A meta-analysis
Vincent Couture, Customer Success Manager, Metex Animal Nutrition, France
Sponsored by Metex Animal Nutrition
16:05 - 16:25New advancements in poultry amino acid nutrition
Dr Behnam Saremi, Director of Research Center, CJ Europe GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany
Sponsored by Chemuniqué
16:35 - 16:50Questions & Discussions16:25 - 16:40Questions & Discussions
16:50Closing of Day 116:40Closing of Day 2
– Anina Hunter, Chairperson, AFMA

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