Beyond antibiotic growth promotants headlines 2019 program


The 2019 Broiler Feed Quality Conferences will be held at Amari Watergate Hotel Bangkok during 21-22 August and Double Tree Hotel in Jakarta during 26-27 August and will offer 17 presentations from 16 international and regional experts. There will be four themes:

Beyond antibiotic growth promotants
• Early chick nutrition – the first 24 hours
• Amino acid nutrition – why it is so critical
• Water and environment management – risks & recommendations


21-22 August 2019
Watergate Ballroom on 6th floor
Amari Watergate Bangkok
847 Petchburi Road, Bangkok 10400 Thailand

26-27 August 2019
Makara Room, Ground floor
DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta
Jl. Pegangsaan Timur No. 17, Cikini – Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, 10310, Indonesia

0800 Registration and coffee

0900 Welcome and introduction
David Faulkner, Conference Chairman, 2019 Broiler Feed Quality Conference


0910 Beyond AGPs – lessons learnt in the last 12 months (Part 2 of a 3-year spotlight)
Robert Renema, Principal, Robert Renema & Associates Poultry Consulting, and Producer Programs Manager with Alberta Chicken Producers, Canada
Dr Remena is a former Assistant Professor of Value-Added Poultry Science and Research Scientist in poultry growth and reproduction at the University of Alberta. With over 20 years studying the interaction of poultry nutrition, management and reproduction, he is well placed to provide insight into production will reduced or eliminated use of antibiotic growth promotants. He has over 600 classroom teaching hours and hundreds of industry talks and conference presentations, making him the idea person to lead the conferences’ discussion about AGP use.

0950 Persisting challenges post-AGP era – breathing space for antibiotic reduction
Ruturaj Patil, Product Manager Liquid Phytogenics and P Kowsigaraj, Global Validation Trial Manager, EW Nutrition, Germany


1050 Commercial antibiotic free broiler production
Derek Detzler, Global Technical Services Manager, Jefo Nutrition and General Manager, Hucon Poultry Inc, Canada
Mr Detzler lives on a family farm which raises 120,000 antibiotic free broiler chickens per cycle. For over 15 years, his focus has been the reduction of antibiotics using coccidiosis vaccines to tackle anticoccidial resistance development. He has consulted for various pharmaceutical and vaccine companies and was a member of the Chicken Farmers of Canada Antibiotic Reduction Committee, and a PAACO certified poultry welfare auditor. In 2013, he became the Global Poultry Technical Services Manager for Jefo.

1120 Transmission of the MCR, antibiotic resistance genes
Nuvee Prapasarakul (Bangkok presentation), Associated Professor in Veterinary Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and Nathita Phumthanakorn (Jakarta presentation), Lecturer, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Mahidol University, Thailand
Prof Nuvee has a veterinary degree from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; a post doctorate in microbiology from Murdoch University, Australia; and a PhD in animal hygiene and microbiology from the University of Tokyo Agriculture and Technology, Japan. In his role at Chulalongkorn University he mentors and coaches young scientists and has built up an efficient research group. He has also launched a commercial selective media for fungal, AMR and bacterial confirmation for veterinary practitioners. Dr Nathita has a PhD from Chulalongkorn University in veterinary microbiology and is a specialist in antimicrobial resistance, virulent factors and molecular technique.

1150 PANEL DISCUSSION with morning speakers

1210 LUNCH

1310 Recent progress made in antibiotic free broiler chicken feeding programs – a view from Asia
Jung Min (Jerry) Heo, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology, Chungnam National University, South Korea
Prof Heo has animal and nutritional science degrees from Chung-Nam National University, South Korea and a PhD in digestive physiology and nutrition from Murdoch University, Australia. His current interests include the evaluate nutritive value of feed ingredients; the nutrition and gut health interactions; nutrition and the environment; and exploration of the role of dietary components (eg sources, protein: carbohydrate ratio) on post weaning diarrhea.

1340 Use of butyric acid glycerides as potential substitute of AGP in poultry feed
Juan Antonio Javierre, Research & Development Director, Tekzol SAS, Colombia
Dr Javierre, is a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, graduated from Universities of Madrid, Spain, and Phoenix, United States of America. He had served with Lucta for 30 years as Researcher, Marketing Manager, and Technical Marketing Director of Europe, South East Asia, China and Latin America, offering sales and technical service for customers. Since 2013, he has been the Research and Development Director of Tekzol SAS, Colombia, managing its experimental units, and providing technical support to Tekzol’s customers and partners in key regions and areas.

1410 Novel use of spray-dried plasma in broilers to improve performance, health and economics under AGP-free and traditional systems
Ricardo Gonzalez Esquerra, Global Poultry Manager, APC Inc, USA
Dr Esquerra has a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the National University of Mexico, an MSc and PhD in Animal Nutrition from the University of Guelph, Canada, and an MBA from the Faculdade Getulio Vargas, Brazil. His professional interests extend to topics related to poultry productivity and nutrition, animal health through nutrition, ABF and traditional production systems, nutritional requirements, meat quality, interactions between environment and nutrition; and the use of solutions such as synthetic amino acids, enzymes, organic acids, probiotics, essential oils, minerals.

1440 PANEL DISCUSSION with afternoon ‘Beyond AGPs’ speakers


1550 Nutrition of the newly hatched chick – physiological limitations and potential
Ravi Ravindran, Professor of Poultry Science, Monogastric Research Centre, Massey University, New Zealand
Ravi Ravindran graduated with BSc (Agric.) degree from the University of Sri Lanka and, MSc and PhD degrees in Animal Nutrition from Virginia Tech University, USA. He has held academic and research positions in Sri Lanka, Canada, USA and Australia, prior to moving to New Zealand in 1998. He has had a distinguished international career in monogastric nutrition, having published in excess of 500 scientific works including three books and over 30 book chapters. Ravindran is an acknowledged authority in the areas of feed evaluation, amino acid nutrition and feed enzyme technology.

1620 The impact of early life nutrition on poultry gastrointestinal functionality
Pietro Celi, Senior Scientist, DSM Nutritional Products, Animal Nutrition and Health, USA
As Senior Scientist, Dr Celi is Project Director for the Gut Health Platform; he also provides scientific support to the Global R&D Ruminant and Eubiotic teams. He has been involved in studies into animal physiology for a number of years and during this time he has worked on a variety of livestock species. Dr Celi’s core expertise is the study of the interactions between nutrition, metabolism and reproduction in domestic animals with particular interest in the study of oxidative stress biomarkers.

1650 PANEL DISCUSSION with afternoon speakers

1710 Meet the Speakers Cocktail Party
Light refreshments and finger food provided in the meeting room foyer until 1830 hrs



0900 What does the future holds for the poultry industry as it reduces its dependence on antibiotics?
Zhi-cheng Xiao, Professor (Research), Anatomy & Developmental Biology, Monash University, Australia
Dr Xiao has a Doctor of Natural Science Degree from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. The aim of his research is to understand the molecular events that mediate communication among neural cells, in the nervous system during development, myelination, learning and memory, degeneration, and regeneration. These studies have yielded insights into the therapeutic potential of cell signalling molecules to ameliorate or even ablate the detrimental consequences of nervous system injury and neurodegenerative diseases, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, Alzheimer Disease (AD), and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).


O940 The role of amino acids in reduced crude protein diets and the positive impact on environmental output
Paul B. Tillman, Principal, Poultry Technical Nutrition Services LLC, USA
Dr Tillman has degrees in animal and poultry science from the University of Georgia and a PhD from the University of Arkansas, USA. Prior to setting up his consultancy in 2010 he held positions with Ajinomoto Heartland, Ridley Reed Ingredients, Alpharma and Roche. He now provides practical poultry nutrition and feed formulation services to the poultry industry with special interest in poultry nutrition, feed formulation, feed ingredient quality assessment and poultry production.

1020 Coffee break

1050 Milestones in applied amino acid nutrition of broilers
Usama Aftab, Technical Director, Asia Pacific, AB Vista, Singapore
Dr Aftab has 19 years’ experience in the poultry industry working at nutritionist and research roles. He gained his Master’s Degree in Animal Nutrition from University of Agriculture, Pakistan and PhD from Quid-e-Azam University, Pakistan. Before joining AB Vista, he worked in roles as Group Nutritionist with leading feed companies. Dr Aftab has a wide experience in working with feed industry partners as a Consulting Nutritionist. He has remained actively involved in the applied broiler nutrition research with a major focus in the areas of protein and amino acids, nutrient density, and enzyme applications.

1120 Seleno-amino acids: definition, metabolism and nutritional significance
Kevin YG Liu, Vice President, Adisseo Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore
Dr Liu received BSc and MSc in animal sciences in China, a PhD in nutrition from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, followed by post-doctoral from the University of Manitoba, Canada. He worked as a scientist for many years, covering amino acids, enzymes, trace and macro minerals and various feed ingredients for poultry, pigs and dairy cows, and published extensively.

1150 An update on threonine and valine requirements for broilers
Paul B. Tillman, Principal, Poultry Technical Nutrition Services LLC, USA

1220 Asian Feed Miller Sustainability Award presentation ceremony

1230 Lunch


1330 Current trends in feed evaluation
Ravi Ravindran, Professor of Poultry Science, Monogastric Research Centre, Massey University, New Zealand

1400 DISCUSSION PANEL with amino acid nutrition speakers


1430 Why water?
Tim Walker, Independent Food Production Consultant, Australia
Between 1974 and 2009, Dr Walker held several nutrition, technical and management positions with feed manufacturing and integrated broiler companies in Australia and New Zealand. During this time, he enjoyed a number of short-term consultancies in Asia-Pacific and Eastern Europe. Most recently he has been involved in poultry R&D, as Program Manager with the Australian Poultry Co-operative Research Centre. The focus of his career has been commercial poultry nutrition and feed ingredient supply.

1510 Coffee break

1540 Beyond nutrition: water, environment and sustainability
Santigo Ramirez, Technical Marketing Manager, DSM Nutritional Products, Singapore
Dr Ramirez Santiago is a monogastric nutritionist. Prior to joining DSM he acted as independent consultant servicing clients in Australia, Asia Pacific and Latin America, offering technical troubleshooting services to a variety of feed mills and producers. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science and Nutrition, a Master’s in Molecular Biology, and a PhD in Molecular Microbiology.

1610 Practical solutions for water quality issues
Sudipto Haldar, Director, Agrivet Consultancy Pte Ltd, India
Dr Haldar did his post-graduate at the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, and then obtained his PhD in Animal Nutrition, following which he entered into teaching and research in animal nutrition in the University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, India. In his present role of Director, Research and Development of ACPL, Dr Haldar liaises with organisations that want to test the efficacy of their products in poultry production under the typical tropical climatic conditions. Apart from the research and development work, Dr Haldar is engaged in providing nutritional support in clients in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.

1640 PANEL DISCUSSION with water & environment speakers

1700 CLOSE

* Please note that this program may be subject to change.


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