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Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Feed Science Conference, Uppsala, Sweden

Udén, Peter (ed.); Eriksson, Torsten (ed.); Spörndly, Rolf (ed.); Rustas, Bengt-Ove (ed.); Karlsson, Johanna (ed.)


We celebrate the 10-year anniversary of our Nordic Feed Science Conference this year. I hope that we will be able to continue with this conference for a number of years to come. There are some foreseeable problems with this, which we will be a topic for the conference. Early June is often a lovely time in Uppsala and, over the years, we have had mostly very pleasant weather. We hope that you will enjoy your stay and make the most of the 18.5-h day length during the conference as well as the scientific contributions. We have 77 registered participants and a total of 26 written contributions this year, of which 11 are in the form of posters. In addition, there will be time for discussing protein evaluation and the future of the NFSC. Global temperature is increasing and the future of coming generations is compromised. What can we do to change this? Everybody is talking about the weather, but nobody is doing anything about it, as Mark Twain once said. The Nordic countries, except Iceland, experienced a severe drought last year, which farmers had great problems in dealing with. We therefore, have sessions specifically devoted to climate and environment and non-traditional fibrous feeds (ICE – in case of emergency). This year’s conference also focuses on ruminant protein evaluation and, for that reason, Hélène Lapierre, Karl-Heinz Südekum, Pekka Huhtanen and Elisabeth Nadeau have graciously accepted to present their work on the conference. In addition, we look forward to a number of presentations on ruminant nutrition, models and forage conservation. During several of the sessions above, the NorFor model will be scrutinized. Bioprocess Control Sweden AB will demonstrate their latest gas-in vitro system at the conference and, during the guided poster presentations, you will also be able to see our new research scale extruder at work.


animal feeding; animal nutrition

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Rapport / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för husdjurens utfodring och vård
2019, number: 302
Publisher: Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences