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General theme: Herbivores nutrition and landscapes, fundamental part of human culture, agriculture and nature regeneration
June 4, SundayJune 5, MondayJune 6, TuesdayJune 7, WednesdayJune 8, Thursday
Opening Session
Parallel Sessions
Oral presentations
Opening Session
Oral presentations
Oral presentations
LOCAL TOURSOpening Session
Parallel Sessions
Oral presentations
RegistrationOpening Session
Parallel Sessions
Oral presentations
Posters presentation
Workshops in parallel
LOCAL TOURSOpening Session
Parallel Sessions
Oral presentations
Opening Lecture
Welcome Reception
Symposium partySatellite Event: Sponsors presentationsSymposium BanquetTributes
Closing session


June 4, Sunday evening

Opening Lecture

Keynote speaker
  • Professor Wolfgang Pittroff, Samarkand State University
    Presenting: Keystone Issues in Ruminant Science

June 5, Monday morning


Ecological Nutrition of Herbivores

Keynote speaker
  • Professor Marcus Clauss, University of Zurich
    Presenting: Evolutionary trajectories in mammalian herbivory: washing, chewing, microbe farming

Reconciling productivity, needs and demands with nutritional ecology

Invited speakers
  • Dr. Emilio Ungerfeld, Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias - INIA
    Presenting: Biological consequences of the inhibition of rumen methanogenesis
  • Professor Dahlanuddin, University of Mataram
    Presenting: Leucaena based cattle feeding systems for improved nutrition, livelihoods, and landscapes in eastern Indonesia
  • Professor Pablo Soca, Universidad de la República de Uruguay
  • Dr. Bryan Thompson, AgResearch
    Presenting: Matching grazing behaviour to landscape - a foraging syndrome framework for livestock
Oral presentations SESSION 1

June 5, Monday afternoon


Optimal Nourishing of Herbivores

Keynote speaker
  • Professor Juan Villalba, Utah State University
    Presenting: Herbivory and the power on nourishing for health

Dietary taxonomical and biochemical diversity… optimal nourishment?

Invited speakers
  • Dr. Anita Fleming, Lincoln University
    Presenting: A vade-mecum for grazing and health
  • Professor Tommy Boland, University College Dublin
    Presenting: The role of dietary diversity in delivering multiple dividends in pasture based livestock production
  • Professor Dario Colombatto, Universidad de Buenos Aires &
    Professor Alejandro Relling, The Ohio State University
    Presenting: Intersection between perfect nutrition and practical application in beef cattle nutrition
Oral presentations SESSION 2

June 6, Tuesday morning


Linking herbivores to Ecosystem Services

Keynote speaker
  • Professor Jude Capper, Harper Adams University
    Presenting: Herbivore nutrition, ecosystems and nature-based solutions - what are the sustainability opportunities and trade-offs?

Ecosystem Services and nutrition: a. Provision; b. Regulating; c. Cultural and Supporting

Invited speakers
  • Professor Yingjun ZHANG, China Agricultural University
    Presenting: The status of grass-based animal husbandry and the innovative grazing maximizing ecosystem multifunctionality at the improved natural grasslands.
  • Dr. Hayley Norman, CSIRO
    Presenting: Domestication of shrubs to enhance livestock profitability and ecosystem services.
  • Dr. Maryline Boval, INRA
    Presenting: What management options to increase animal nutrition and ecosystemic services?
  • Dr. Pablo Manzano, Helsinki University & Ikerbasque Foundation of Science
    Presenting: Earth needs much herbivory, but the right way: implications for livestock management.
Oral presentations SESSION 3

June 6, Tuesday afternoon

Poster presentations

Parallel Workshops

  • Grazing ecology: from science to practice
    Organized by Prof. Paulo César de Faccio Carvalho
    • Professor Iain Gordon, Australian National University & Lincoln University
      Presenting: Herding the literature: trends in large mammalian herbivore grazing and foraging ecology research over the past three decades.
    • Professor Pablo Gregorini, Lincoln University
      Presenting: Lincoln University Integral Health Dairy Farm: a dairy farm designed for nutritional and environmental health.
    • Professor Paulo de Faccio Carvalho, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
      Presenting: From bite to farm: grazing ecology in practice.
  • Contribution of energy efficiency determinations on the design of profitable and environmentally sustainable ruminant production systems
    Organized by Prof. Pablo Chilibroste
    • Dr. Daniel Talmón, Universidad de la República
      Presenting: Feeding strategy and Holstein strain affect the energy efficiency of lactating dairy cows.
    • Professor Mariana Carriquiry, Universidad de la República
      Presenting: Energy efficiency of beef cattle in grazing production systems: I. Effect of selection for residual feed intake & II. Effect of herbage allowance on cow-calf systems.
    • Dr. Ignacio De Barbieri, National Institute of Agricultural Research of Uruguay - INIA
      Presenting: Breeding for improved feed efficiency and decreased methane emissions in sheep.
  • Animal welfare: nutritional implications for herbivores
    Organized by Prof. Luiz Carlos Pinheiro Machado Filho
    • Pilar Sepulveda Varas
      Presenting: Blood analytes in the assessment of metabolic and nutritional disorders in transition dairy cows: how can it improve their welfare?
    • Ruan Rolnei Daros
      Presenting: Increased pasture biodiversity and its relation to ruminants' welfare.
    • João Cardoso Costa
      Presenting: Feeding the individual, not the group: utilizing behavioral and nutritional data to improve the welfare of ruminants.

Satellite Event - Sponsors presentation

  • Dr. Juan Tricarico, Senior Vice President - Environmental Research
    Presenting: Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy
  • Professor Paulo de Faccio Carvalho - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Director of the Aliança SIPA/ ICLS Alliance
    Presenting: Aliança SIPA

June 7, Wednesday

Local tours

June 8, Thursday morning


Applied nutrition and herbivory in the age of big data and technology

Keynote speaker
  • Professor Cameron Clark, University of Sydney
    Presenting: Capturing and understanding animal production diversity across extensive environments to optimise the nutrition of herbivores.

Applied Nutrition and modelling: We can measure a lot, but… How can we use it? Are we using it? Can we model it?

Invited speakers
  • Professor Jennifer Ellis, University of Guelph
    Presenting: Drowning in data, thirsting for knowledge.
  • Professor Antonello Cannas, Università di Sassari
    Presenting: Improving sheep and goat applied nutritional models in the age of big data and technology: what can we currently do?
  • Dr. Robin White, Virginia Tech
    Presenting: Data for Decisions: Objectives and approaches for data analytics to improve and inform herbivore nutrition
  • Dr. Anthony Whitbread & Dr. Cesar Patino, International Livestock Research Institute
    Presenting: The central role of livestock in smallholder production systems in Africa and Asia: resilience, nutrition, income and sustainability.
Oral presentations SESSION 4

June 8, Thursday afternoon


What is the role of the herbivore in Future food systems

Keynote speaker
  • Dr. Alexandre Berndt, EMBRAPA
    Presenting: What is the role of the herbivore in future food systems.

What to harvest? What to eat, what to feed?

Invited speakers
  • Dr. Fábio Montossi, Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias - INIA
    Presenting: Livestock ruminant production systems and value chains contributing towards a more sustainable world: opportunities and challenges.
  • Dr. Stephan van Vliet, Utah State University
    Presenting: You are what you eat eats: linking plant, animal, and human health in livestock systems.
  • Dr. Juan Tricarico enior Vice President - Environmental Research Dairy Management Inc
    Presenting: What is the role of the herbivore in Future food systems? Perspectives from the dairy value chain.
Oral presentations SESSION 5


To Prof. Seerp Tamminga
  • Profs. Pablo Chilibroste and Jan Dijkstra
To Prof. Luiz Carlos Pinheiro Machado Filho
  • Prof. Luiz Carlos Pinheiro Machado Filho
To Prof. Peter Van Soest
  • Prof. Antonello Cannas
To Prof. Daniel Sauvant
  • Dr. Maryline Boval and Dr. Christelle Loncke
To Prof. Egil Robert Ørskov
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Ku-Vera

Closing Session: Where to now?

  • Profs. Pablo Gregorini and Paulo César de Faccio Carvalho

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