Broiler Feed Quality Conference Program

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DAY ONE – 3 November 2021

How to make alternative ingredients attractive to fussy broilers

SESSION LEADER – Matthew Clark
Director, FeedGuys Resources Pte Ltd, Malaysia

Mr Clark graduated in Agriculture from London University and has since focused mainly on projects in the feed and farming business in SE Asia. He concurrently worked on the development, sales and implementation of formulation systems starting with the Brill Corporation in Atlanta as Vice President of Product Development in 1990 and continued in that role as a distributor and consultant for Brill Formulation Systems. He is a founding member of Genesis Feed Technologies, based in Fargo, North Dakota.  Genesis develops software solutions for operational planning to enhance feed formulation systems and enable optimized purchasing decision making.

SINGAPORE TIME
1300
Welcome and introduction
David Faulkner, Conference Chairman 

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Eating habits of the modern broiler and the impact of alternative ingredients 
Suttisak Boonyoung, Regional Nutritionist, Cobb Vantress, Thailand

Suttisak Boonyoung is the nutritionist at Cobb Asia Pacific. His specializations are animal nutrition, quality assurance, feed processing and research. He has more than a decade of industrial experience in practical feed formulation and nutrition. He holds a PhD from Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology in fish nutrition and food safety certificates. 

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Process considerations for pelleting with alternative ingredients
Charles Stark, Professor in Feed Technology, Kansas State University, USA

Dr Stark is the Jim and Carol Brown Professor in Feed Technology at Kansas State University.  Dr. Stark received his degrees in animal sciences and grain science at Kansas State University. Before joining K-State he was an assistant professor in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science at North Carolina State University for seven years.  Dr Stark also spent 12 years in the animal feed industry with responsibilities in feed manufacturing, quality assurance, and plant operations. Over the course of his career he has published 45 journal articles, 7 extension bulletins, 4 book chapters, and 102 abstracts.  

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DDGS – the benefits and challenges
Matthew Clark, Director, FeedGuys Resources Pte Ltd, Malaysia

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Effect of particle size and whole grain feeding on growth performance and gut health of broilers
Mubarak Ali, Senior Technical Service Manager (Poultry and Dairy), Evonik, Singapore

Mubarak Ali obtained PhD degree in animal nutrition from Wageningen University and Wageningen UR Livestock Research Centre, The Netherlands. After PhD, he joined Institute of Animal Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan as Assistant Professor. He completed research projects on different aspects of poultry and ruminant nutrition. In 2016, he joined Evonik Animal Nutrition in Singapore as a Senior Technical Service Manager. He is providing technical support for Evonik products and services. He is collaborating with nutritionists, formulators, and consultants for establishing the modern and applied concepts in animal nutrition to support sustainable and profitable livestock farming. 

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Coffee break

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Heat in the pelleting process – more than just steam
Charles Stark, Professor in Feed Technology, Kansas State University, USA

1503
The role of exogenous protease in reduced-protein broiler diets
Peter Chrystal, Nutritionist, Complete Feed Solutions, Australia/New Zealand

Mr Chrystal completed his Bachelor of Science in South Africa under Professor Rob Gous and is completing a PhD in poultry nutrition at the University of Sydney investigating reduced protein diets in broiler chickens. He has extensive commercial experience in both monogastric feeds and vitamin and trace mineral premix manufacture.  He has worked as a nutritionist for the largest poultry integrators in South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. He is currently working as a monogastric nutrition consultant and broiler/pig financial modelling expert and is based in Sydney. 

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Managing stress in the modern broiler
Tamsyn Crowley, Director & Associate Professor, Poultry Hub, University of New England, Australia

Dr Crowley has an extensive background in poultry research. She is Director of Poultry Hub Australia (PHA) based at the University of New England, while also maintaining her poultry research laboratory at Deakin University. Her research interests include gut health, epigenetics and bioinformatics. Current projects in her lab include novel markers for stress in poultry, innovative strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance and interventions aimed at reducing food borne illness.

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Discussion panel

DAY TWO – 10 November 2021

Alternative feed ingredients that will succeed in 2021

SESSION LEADER – Ravi Ravindran
Professor of Poultry Science, Monogastric Research Centre, Massey University, New Zealand 

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.

SINGAPORE TIME
1300
Welcome and introduction
David Faulkner, Conference Chairman 

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The road ahead
Ravi Ravindran, Professor of Poultry Science, Monogastric Research Centre, Massey University, New Zealand 

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Alternatives to corn
Reza Abdollahi, Senior Research Officer in Poultry Nutrition, School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, New Zealand

Dr Abdollahi was awarded his PhD in 2011 on the influence of feed processing on the performance, nutrient utilization and gut development of poultry. He has published in top ranking Animal Science Journals and already has over 180 scientific communications, including 55 peer-reviewed articles and two book chapters, to his credit. As an invited speaker, Dr Abdollahi has presented his work at several international conferences such as the European Poultry Conference, the Asia-Pacific Poultry Conference and the Australian Poultry Science Symposium. His current interest is poultry nutrition focusing on feed processing and feed evaluation.

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Alternative feed ingredients for broiler diets 
Peter Chrystal, Nutritionist, Complete Feed Solutions, Australia/New Zealand

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Practical alternatives to corn and soybean in South East Asia  
Yuwares Ruangpanit, Assistant Professor, Kasetsart University, Kamphaengsaen Campus, Thailand  

Assoc. Prof. Yuwares Ruangpanit graduated from Kasetsart University, Thailand. She completed her PhD in Nutrition from North Carolina State University. Currently, she is a lecturer in mono-gastric animal nutrition at Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture at Kamphaengsaen, Kasetsart University, Thailand. Her research of interest includes the nutritional evaluation and application of alternative energy and protein feed ingredients for poultry and swine. She is also responsible for research involving the benefits of eggs for human health and well-being.

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Coffee break

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Gut integrity and alternative ingredients
Richard Ducatelle, Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases, Ghent University, Belgium   

Dr Ducatelle’s research is in gastro-intestinal health, in particular the delicate balance between the host and the intestinal contents, including its microbiota and the diverse effects on growth/performance in production animals, welfare in production and companion animals, protection against cancer, protection against autoimmunity, etc. He has mentored more than 20 PhD theses in this field of research. Dr Ducatelle was president of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology. He has been President of WVPA Belgian  branch since 1991 and now he is still an active Member of the board of directors of Ghent University.

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Mapping the variation of main cereal byproducts used in poultry diets  
Lihong Zhang, Senior NIR & Analytical Service Specialist, Adisseo Asia Pacific, Singapore

Dr Zhang has degrees chemistry and biological chemistry, and in material and science engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She joined Adisseo as an NIRS expert and is now responsible for technical support, laboratory, NIRs and PNE analytical services in Adisseo Asia Pacific. She also coordinates projects to build up and enrich NIRs database of alternative or new feed ingredients. Her current interests are raw materials quality control, feed formulation, nutritional properties and digestive utilization of feed ingredients.

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Managing stress in the modern broiler  
Tamsyn Crowley, Director, PoultryHub Australia, University of New England, Australia

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Discussion panel

DAY THREE – 17 November 2021

How feeding can boost gut immunity (without using AGPs)

SESSION LEADER – Robert A. Swick
Professor, Poultry Hub Australia, University of New England, Australia

Prior to his current position Dr Swick lived in Singapore and consulted for the American Soybean Association, Agrenco Bioenergy, Prince Agri Products and Addcon. He received a PhD in animal nutrition at Oregon State University and began his career at Monsanto working with methionine and feed preservatives. He later became Product Development Manager at Novus International. Bob has published over 250 technical papers, bulletins, reports, and journal articles and holds a patent on a novel grain preservation system. His current research interests are in poultry energetics, nutrient metabolism and gut health.

SINGAPORE TIME
1300
Welcome and introduction
David Faulkner , Conference Chairman

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Feeding and gut immunity without using AGPs
Robert A. Swick, Professor, Poultry Hub Australia, University of New England, Australia

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The importance of gut microbiota with particular emphasis on the field situation  
Rob Moore, Professor of Biotechnology and leader Host-Microbe Interactions Laboratory, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Dr Moore received a PhD from Monash University, Australia and had post-doctoral positions in Edinburgh and London. His group has made significant contributions to understanding necrotic enteritis in chickens; discovering the major virulence factor of Clostridium perfringens, NetB; demonstrating the importance of bacterial adhesion in disease pathogenesis; developing protective vaccines against necrotic enteritis; and contributing to our understanding of the genomic diversity amongst C. perfringens isolates from chickens. His group has also published extensively on the gut microbiota of chickens and undertakes research into ways to manipulate microbiota to improve health and productivity outcomes.

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Gut integrity considerations and tools available for use with AGP free feeds  
Reza Barekatain, Research Scientist , South Australian Research and Development Institute, Australia 

Dr Barekatain holds a PhD in poultry nutrition from the University of New England, Australia. He has published around 36 peer-reviewed journal papers in addition to several papers in conference proceedings and a book chapter. His research interests and expertise are at the interface of nutrition and gut health with special focus on intestinal barrier function and digestive physiology aiming to improve performance, productively and disease/stress resilience in poultry.

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The developing role of enzymes in the gut  
Xavière Rousseau, Global Technical Support Manager, AB Vista, France 

Dr Rousseau joined AB Vista after completing a PhD working on mineral optimization in poultry and pigs with INRAE, France, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. During this time, she built her knowledge on animal physiology and on the interactions between calcium, phosphorus and animal physiology. With AB Vista team she has developed her expertise on enzymes and how-to bring enzymes value to reach the different production objectives. Her latest area of interest is the dietary fibre fraction and how to better characterize this substrate to optimize their use that would make sense for monogastric nutritionists looking for better productivity.

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Coffee break

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Take a step back, managing clostridial disease including probiotics and gut integrity  
Susanne Kirwan, Global Technical Service Manager for Intestinal Health, Kemin Industries, Germany 

Dr Kirwan is an animal scientist specializing in field applications of animal health solutions. She holds an MSc from Hohenheim University, Germany, and a PhD from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. She has worked across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, from practical research in microbiology in Palestine to managing poultry parent stock in a commercial setting in Nigeria. Dr Kirwan is constantly going back and forth from conducting research and occasionally writing scientific publications for business-to-business sales and speaking to the end customers.

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The golden child of the short chain fatty acid family  
Sofia Rengman, Global Technical Manager – Gut health, Perstorp Animal Nutrition, Sweden 

Dr Rengman received a master’s in biology and a PhD in zoological cell biology from Lund University, Sweden, specializing in the fields of gastroenterology and pancreatology. At Perstorp, Dr Rengman is transforming science into products well matched with the market needs when it comes to enhancing feed hygiene, animal gut health and performance. 

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Managing stress in the modern broiler  
Tamsyn Crowley, Director, PoultryHub Australia, University of New England, Australia

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Discussion panel

DAY FOUR – 24 November 2021 

How to manage and evaluate your efforts to produce AGP-free chicken

SESSION LEADER – 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.

SINGAPORE TIME
1300
Welcome and introduction
David Faulkner, Conference Chairman 

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Overview – Turning alphabet soup into clear chicken broth   
Robert Renema, Principal, Robert Renema & Associates Poultry Consulting, and Producer Programs Manager with Alberta Chicken Producers, Canada

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Managing the transition off AGPs
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.

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Chick uniformity and the impact of feed variability   
Greg Hargreave, Independent Poultry Production Consultant, Australia 

Mr Hargreave has a science degree from the University of Sydney and an MBA from Curtin University, Australia. Until last year he was head nutritionist at Baiada Poultry, Australia’s leading broiler producer. In this position he was responsible for optimizing breeder and broiler production costs in the nutrition and feed programs, and to liaise across the whole company integration, including purchasing, livestock (broilers, breeders, hatchery), feed milling, rendering, veterinary, processing and administration. A key element of his career has been to evaluate and adopt new technology across the many fields that contribute to the overall success of an integrated poultry operation.

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Coffee break

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Are your choices working – using business analysis tools to optimize your production system   
Girish Channarayapatna, Head Precision Livestock Farming, Evonik, Singapore 

Mr Channarayapatna holds a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science and master’s degree in poultry science from the University of Agricultural Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Bangalore, India. He completed his Doctorate Degree in 2009 from University of Guelph, Animal and Poultry Science Department, Canada. He joined Evonik Animal Nutrition in Singapore in 2010 and since 2013 has led the technical team of Evonik Animal Nutrition as Senior Director of Nutrition and Technical Services and heading Evonik Precision Livestock Farming in Asia Pacific South Region.

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We’ve got your back: Future technologies that will help in the absence of AGPs    
Dana Stanley, Assoc Professor, Molecular Microbiology, Institute for Future Farming Systems, Central Queensland University, Australia 

Following graduation from Victoria University, Australia, with a PhD in molecular microbiology, Dr Stanley completed a postdoctoral position in CSIRO’s Animal Health Laboratories (AAHL), in poultry intestinal health research, specializing in gut microbiota and genetics. At Central Queensland University she focuses on human and livestock intestinal health and nutrition, probiotics, next-generation antibiotics development and pathogen control. Dr Stanley is also investigating ways to reduce and control antimicrobial resistance on farms. Several of her projects are running directly on farms under full production conditions. 

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Managing stress in the modern broiler
Tamsyn Crowley, Director, PoultryHub Australia, University of New England, Australia

1530 Discussion panel 

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