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    DAY 1:MONDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2021 DAY 2:TUESDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2021
    07:00Virtual platform opens07:00Virtual platform opens
    08:50 - 09:00Welcome and opening08:50 - 09:00Welcome and opening
    09:00 - 09:05
    Platform demonstration09:00 - 09:05Platform demonstration
    SESSION 1THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE
    SESSION 5APPLICATION OF LOW CRUDE PROTEIN DIETS
    09:05Session opening
    Session Moderator: Chantelle Fryer (Evonik Africa)
    09:05
    Session opening
    Session Moderator: Frans Hagg (Allied Nutrition)
    09:10 - 09:40Aidan Connolly (Cainthus & AgriTech Capital)
    Sponsored by Nova Feeds

    Digital disruption of the animal feed industry
    09:08 - 09:38
    Phil Cardoso (Department of Animal Science, University of Illinois)
    Sponsored by Kemin

    Transition cow management and its impact on cow’s health, production, and reproduction
    09:40 - 09:45Vitam International (Event Partner) Presentation09:38 - 10:01Peter Chrystal (Baiada Poultry Australia)
    Sponsored by Evonik

    Sustainable chicken meat production in sub-Saharan Africa: Are reduced protein diets relevant?
    09:45 - 10:28Dawie Roodt (Efficient Group)
    Sponsored by BioFarm

    How to adapt to a changing world: Views from an unreconstructed neo-liberal fundamentalist
    10:01 - 10:21
    Ruud Eits (Trouw Nutrition Innovation)
    Sponsored by Trouw Nutrition

    How a combination of broiler modelling & nutritional research helps optimising broiler diets for performance, profits and sustainability
    10:28 - 11:03Ferdi Meyer (BFAP)
    Sponsored by Bester Feed & Grain

    The future of agriculture: Feed & grain
    10:21 - 10:35
    Session Q&A
    11:05 - 11:20Session Q&A10:35 - 10:43
    AFMA Intervarsity Writer's Cup winner
    Zarinah Skippers – Stellenbosch University

    Effect of pre-treatment incubation time using exogenous fibrolytic enzymes on in vitro fibre digestion
    11:20
    Virtual break10:43 - 10:51
    AFMA Student Nutrition Poster Award
    Sarah Harrison, University of Pretoria

    An in vitro comparison of buffers used in ruminant diets
    SESSION 2AUTOMATION & DIGITALISATION10:51
    Virtual break
    12:00Session opening
    Session Moderator: Mannie Taljaard (Cargill International)
    SESSION 6ANTIBIOTICS IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION
    12:03 - 12:18Cobus Nel (Promtek Africa)
    Sponsored by Promtek

    What Smart Manufacturing concepts mean for the animal nutrition industry
    11:35
    Session opening
    Session Moderator: Marlien de Kock (Trouw Nutrition SA)
    12:18 - 12:38Rafael Murarolli (Cargill Animal Nutrition)
    Sponsored by Cargill

    The use of modelling tools to optimise business performance
    11:38 - 12:01
    Anja Pastor (Phytobiotics Futterzusatzstoffe GmbH)
    Sponsored by Vitam International

    Intestinal inflammation management in farm animals
    12:38 -13:00Stefaan Bekaert (Huvepharma)
    Sponsored by Huvepharma

    Digital platforms to monitor flock health and performance
    12:01 - 12:31
    Milan Hruby (ADM Animal Nutrition)
    Sponsored by Allied Nutrition

    Maintaining animal performance in NAE environment with focus on management and nutritional solution combinations: The many lessons learned in the US poultry industry
    13:00 - 13:10Session Q&A12:31 - 12:56
    Stephen Collett (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia)
    Sponsored by Alltech Biotechnology SA

    Reducing antibiotic use by using the Seed, Feed, Weed approach
    13:10
    Virtual break12:56 - 13:10
    Session Q&A
    SESSION 3SUSTAINABLE ANIMAL PRODUCTION13:10 - 13:25

    Rob Gous Scholarship Winner Announcement

    Koos van der Merwe/AFMA Student of the Year Award
    Andries van der Merwe – University of the Free State

    The effect of tannins originating from Castanea sativa on sheep health, production, and in vitro fermentation characteristics
    14:10Session opening
    Session Moderator: Chantelle Fryer (Evonik Africa)
    13:25

    Virtual break
    14:13 - 14:35Tom Battagliese (BASF Nutrition & Health)
    Sponsored by BASF

    Moving beyond least cost formulation to enable a sustainable animal protein value chain
    SESSION 7ANTIBIOTICS IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION (cont)
    14:35 - 14:50Mia Eeckhout (Department of Food Technology, Safety and Health, Ghent University)
    Sponsored by Huvepharma

    Towards more sustainable animal feed production: Opportunities and challenges
    14:25
    Session opening
    Session Moderator: Marlien de Kock (Trouw Nutrition SA)
    14:50 - 15:10
    Todd Applegate (Department of Poultry Science, University of Georgia)
    Sponsored by Biomin

    Nutritional consequences and coping strategies to gastro-intestinal challenges
    14:30 - 14:50
    Yann Fournis (Cargill Health Technologies)
    Sponsored by Cargill

    Holistic approach to reduce antibiotic consumption in poultry
    15:10 - 15:20Session Q&A14:50 - 15:10
    Chris Henderson (C4 Africa Holdings)
    Sponsored by Elanco

    Antibiotics and production: From a farmer's perspective
    15:20
    Virtual break15:10 - 15:30
    Panel Discussion
    Dr Chris Henderson (C4 Africa)
    Prof Neil Duncan (C4 Africa)
    Marlien de Kock (Trouw Nutrition SA)
    Margaret Churchill (SAAHA)
    SESSION 4THE ANIMAL MICROBIOME 15:30
    Closing of the 2021 AFMA Symposium
    15:40Session opening
    Session Moderator: Caitlyn de Vos (Vitam International)
    15:43 - 16:06Frédérique Chaucheyras-Durand (Lallemand Animal Nutrition)
    Sponsored by Vitam International

    Rumen microbiota during challenging periods: What do we learn with omic approaches?
    16:06 - 16:24
    Guilherme Borchardt (Chr. Hansen, Animal Health & Nutrition)
    Sponsored by ENVARTO

    Reveal the unknown: An innovative research investigation to measure, predict and act on the microbiome and ultimately on the animal’s behaviour
    16:25 - 16:40Session Q&A
    16:40Closing of day 1

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