Chairman’s introduction


The Broiler Feed Quality Conference is going virtual . . . as we adapt to life during the pandemic!!!

Four sessions, each three-hours long, will be streamed over four consecutive Wednesdays, starting on the third of November.

The program will drill down on the two most pressing issues facing the broiler industry in Asia . . . getting value out of alternative ingredients . . . and . . . how to maintain gut integrity as we phase out AGPs.

The first session will examine the physical challenges when using alternative ingredients and be led by Matthew Clark, the well-known consultant from The Feed Guys in Kuala Lumpur. 

Session two will cover the opportunities and pitfalls of formulating broiler diets using alternatives to corn and soybean meal.

It will be led by our 2019 Outstanding Contribution Award winner, Professor Ravi Ravindran, of Massey University, New Zealand.

How feeding can boost gut immunity . . . without AGPs and ionophores . . . will be the topic for the third session. It will be led an old-friend, Dr Bob Swick, Poultry expert in Australia.

And finally, we acknowledge that many broiler producers in Asia are making commendable efforts to produce AGP-free chicken . . . but how do you manage the change and how do you evaluate the success or otherwise of your efforts? 

This session will be led by our AGP-alternatives specialist, Dr Robert Renema, Producer Programs Manager at Alberta Chicken Producers in Canada. 

Our goal is to make this program as helpful for you as possible.

Twenty-two experts from across the region and around the world, will share their experience and offer practical, farm-level, solutions. 

And, at the end of each session, we will feature a live Q&A panel to answer your questions. 

Although we all enjoyed our past ‘live’ conferences in Bangkok or Jakarta, this virtual method of delivery allows you to fit your conference experience around your ongoing work commitments and if you miss a presentation or want to re-watch it, you can do this afterwards . . . for up to six months after the conference. 

I look forward to you joining us – in a virtual sense – at this conference that is so essential for the future of our broiler industry.

David Faulkner
Conference Chairman


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