Fit for the Future - the British Society of Animal Science Annual Conference 2019

Posted on: 05/03/2019

KTN’s Dr David Telford will chair a session focussing on technology and funding at the BSAS Annual Conference on 9-11 April 2019 in Edinburgh.

Taking the title ‚ÄòFit for the Future‚Äô, the British Society of Animal Science’s (BSAS) 75th anniversary conference¬†promises to be a not-to-be-missed celebration of past, present and future developments being made in animal science and livestock production.

KTN’s Dr David Telford will chair a session focussing on technology and funding, and how it can stimulate innovation in the livestock industry. This will include examples of how to deliver innovations that farmers and associated supply chains will adopt, and also new technologies that could benefit the industry, which will hopefully inspire delegates to develop new project ideas of their own to benefit the livestock sector, and to take advantage of the grant funding available. This session will feature three interesting speakers: Calum Murray, Head of AgriFood at Innovate UK, will talk about the innovation funding landscape; Mark Young, Head of Innovation at CIEL will explain how to deliver innovations that farmers and associated supply chains will adopt, and Dave Ross, CEO of the Agri-EPI Centre will present about future technology that could benefit the livestock industry.

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Featuring experts from around the world, the BSAS Annual Conference will cover subjects including animal behaviour and welfare, nutrition and feed efficiency. Specific sessions will include pigs, sheep and equine, as well as aquaculture, companion and zoo animals.

There will also be sessions covering antimicrobial resistance, joint sessions with WPSA on precision agriculture, as well as a tour of the new equine surgery unit at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

This year’s popular Hammond Lecture¬†will be given by influential animal science researcher and published author, Professor David Raubenheimer, who will speak about¬†‚ÄòExamining the critical roles of specific appetites in animal and human nutrition‚Äô.

Maggie Mitchell, Chief Executive of the British Society of Animal Science, commented:

“We are very much looking forward to welcoming delegates to Edinburgh for the 75th BSAS Annual Conference for a truly global celebration of the innovation and progress that has been made in animal science over the last 75 years.

“A fantastic programme of seminars and international speakers has been organised across the three days, covering a range of sectors and species. Seasoned animal scientists and students alike are encouraged to attend for what promises to be an educational and progressive course of discussions surrounding the future of animal science.”

You can find out more and register here.

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