Australian Society of Animal Production/New Zealand Society of Animal Production Joint Conference -  (ASAP/NZSAP Joint Con)

Venue: University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Event Date/Time: Jun 24, 2008 End Date/Time: Jun 27, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Nov 16, 2007
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Promoting Animal Production Development in Australia


Joint Conference, Australian Society of Animal Production and NZ Society of Animal Production

24th – 27th June 2008

University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane
Queensland, Australia

You and your staff are cordially invited to the first ever joint conference between the Australian Society of Animal Production and the NZ Society of Animal Production. This will be held from the 24-27 June 2008 at The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

The program will include invited speakers and the opportunity to present original work. Submitted 4 page papers will be published in the new journal Animal Production Science which replaces AJAR and AJEA. As such they are fully refereed and internationally recognised papers. 1 page papers will be published in our own journal Proceedings.

This is the ideal opportunity to coordinate your own project meetings to include your colleagues from developing countries to this high level meeting.

The speaker program outline is attached below and there will be plenty of opportunity for oral and poster presentations.

The key date for submission of papers is 16 November 2007.

All details are on the website:

Program Themes
From Science to Application

Theme 1: Post genomics: where to and how to apply genomic information in livestock systems
Application of microbial genomic function in the post-genomic era to livestock systems: G. Attwood (NZ)
The application of gene expression studies in livestock production systems I Cassar-Mallek (France)
Linking rumen function to animal response by application of genomic function D. Firkins (USA)

Theme 2: Specific Smart Technologies for Livestock Systems
The new tools to alter monitoring and management of animals: D. Henry (Aust)
Smart foods from animals; W. McNabb (NZ)

Theme 3: Transformational changes in livestock systems
The manipulation of diet selection cues of ruminants to enhance livestock performance at pasture G. Edwards (NZ) The Harry Stobbs Lecture
Climate change and its effect on livestock systems: M. Howden (Aust)
Developing and evaluating new feed base systems: L. Bell (Aust)
Development of livestock systems : lessons learnt from ACIAR: W. Winter (Aust)

Theme 4: Reproductive performance and in utero effects on livestock performance
Reproductive inefficiencies and opportunities in beef and dairy cattle: M. McGowan and R.Holroyd (Aust)
In utero effects on livestock development and reproduction: J. Brameld (UK)

Theme 5: Animal welfare and animal production in Australasia: conflict or synergy from a global perspective
Industry requirements and response to meet welfare and consumer expectations : M. Edge (Aust)
Methodologies by which to study and evaluate welfare issues which face livestock systems of production L. Matthews (NZ).