Final plans are in place for a major European Animal Science Conference in the Waterfront Conference and Exhibition Centre later this summer.
The 67th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science and the first to be held in Northern Ireland, will run from 29th August to 2nd September. The conference is being hosted by the British Society of Animal Science.
Devenish Nutrition Ltd are principal sponsor of the Conference and their Director of Agriculture, Dr John Gilliland commented: “We are pleased to support this major international livestock science conference in Belfast. Northern Ireland has a long tradition of producing high quality food and, as a local company with a global presence, we believe that application of new science in livestock production systems is critical if we are to feed the ever growing world population in a sustainable way.
“In Devenish we also believe that food and farming innovation can play a major role in improving human health as evidenced by our work in partnership with Moy Park and Waitrose in which we have introduced the UK’s first chicken that is a source of omega 3.”
In addition to principal sponsorship of the Conference, Devenish are also hosting an industry technical session entitled “Healthy Livestock Products for Healthy Humans” and a visit to their research and heritage farm facility near Dowth in Co Meath.
Full details of the conference are available at www.eaap2016.org
The European Federation for Animal Science or EAAP is an international non-governmental organisation which aims to improve the knowledge and the dissemination of research results of domestic animals farming. Membership is open to scientists, animal breeders and administrators. The association was founded in Paris in 1949, and has its headquarters in Rome, Italy. It was formerly known as the European Association for Animal Production.