Four industry leaders tackling the critical issues facing broiler producers
Led by Matthew Clark
streaming 3 November 2021
Led by Prof Ravi Ravindran
streaming 10 November 2021
Led by Prof Robert Swick
streaming 17 November 2021
Led by Dr Robert Renema
streaming 21 November 2021
Twenty-two experts sharing their experience and offering practical, farm-level, solutions
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.
Prof 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. Prof Ravindran is an acknowledged authority in the areas of feed evaluation, amino acid nutrition and feed enzyme technology.
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.
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.