AFMA Forum 2007
AFMA Forum 2007

AFMA Forum 2007

March 13, 2007 to March 16, 2007
South Africa
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March 13 - 16, 2007
Sun City Hotel Complex,
North-West Province, South Africa



AFMA Forum 2007 will be held from 13 to 16 March 2007 at Sun City. The venue has been booked and the planning and arrangements have already started early 2006 with the assistance of our Conference organisers, The Source Public Relations. An excellent program has been put together for the 3 days with many renown and carefully selected international and national speakers. Subjects for the different sessions include Agricultural Politics, Technical, Feed Additives, By-products, Equipment, Processing, the use of NIR's as well as the latest on Computer Simulation Modelling of feeds. The program will therefore cover a wide variety of interesting topics and will be well worthwhile to attend by all disciplines of the Animal Feed and related industries. The social program should also not be missed.

The 2007 event will also form part of AFMA's new strategic vision to develop a stronger own identity, and to be a recognized leading body and a force in the agricultural decision making process. Parallel to, and a critical part of regaining and re-establishing AFMA's identity, is the implementation of an AFMA marketing plan. The AFMA marketing plan will be focussed on the rebuilding of AFMA's image, the building of an AFMA brand and gaining wider and stronger credibility, both locally and internationally.


Who should attend?

- Feed manufacturers
- Premix manufacturers
- Animal nutritionists
- Livestock producers
- Raw material suppliers
- Agricultural officials
- Agricultural staff and students of universities, technikons and colleges
- Agricultural research institute representatives
- Veterinary professionals
- Traders
- Equipment manufacturers
- Related Government Departments


Draft - Congress Programme

THEME: Recent developments in animal feeds and feeding

TUESDAY, 13 MARCH 2007
• Registration from 18:00 - 21:00
• Side shows by Companies - To be held on 13 and 16 March 2007 if interest is shown by companies or members in the industry to utilise the venue available for this purpose.

WEDNESDAY, 14 MARCH 2007
Registration from 07:00 - 17:00

SESSION 1 - Chairperson: AFMA Chairperson
08:15 Opening and Welcome - AFMA Chairperson
08:30 Paper 1 - The effect of population changes and changing consumer demands on Agriculture - Dr Jan du Plessis, Consultant
09:00 Paper 2 - AgriBee - The current situation, latest development and future prospects - Andrew Makanete, ABSA
09:30 Paper 3 - The influence of food scares and consumer perception on the animal feed industry - * Speaker: To be announced
10:00 Discussions
10:20 Refreshments
10:50 Paper 4 - Global feed production - Roger Gilbert, IFIF
11:20 Paper 5 - The development of the Chinese Feed Industry - Speaker from CFIA
11:50 Paper 6 - Future of global animal feed industry - Ercole Zerbini, Cargill
12:20 Paper 7 - Feed production and raw material supply in South Africa - Dr Erhard Briedenhann, AFGRI Trading
12:50 Discussions
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch at exhibition

SESSION 2 - Chairperson: Thabi Segoale
14:30 Paper 8 - Official opening - Minister of Agriculture or the DG of Agriculture (* To be confirmed)
15:00 Paper 9 - Feed additives
Models for predicting the additive response of carbohydrates and phytase enzymes in maize based poultry diets - Dr Aaron Cowieson, Danisco
15:30 Paper 10 - Feed additives
Latest developments on feed additive application - Jared R Froetschner, DSM
16:00 Paper 11 - Statistical Application
Application of analytical and statistical data in the feed industry - Dr Normand St-Pierre
16:30 - 17:30 Discussions
18:00 Exhibitors'' cocktail party for all delegates and accompanying persons
Venue: Ballroom North, AFMA Exhibition
18:15 Opening of the exhibition - Andrew Martalas, Atlas Trading
19:30 Close of cocktail party
20:00 Show / Extravaganza - Delegates wishing to attend, may book at Computicket or at Sun City

THURSDAY, 15 MARCH 2007
• Registration from 07:00 - 17:00

SESSION 3 - Chairperson: Dr Heinz Meissner
08:15 Paper 12 - Ruminants
Protein and carbohydrate optimisation in Ruminants - Dr Tom Tylutki, Agricultural Modeling and Training Systems
08:45 Paper 13 - Ruminants - Dairy
Role of Trace Mineral Nutrition in Dairy Immunity - Dr Dana J. Tomlinson, Zinpro Corp.
09:15 Paper 14 - Beef and Sheep
Recent developments in feedlot nutrition (Beef & Sheep) - Dr Jim Drouillard, Kansas State University
09:45 Paper 15 - DDG's
The application of DDG's in Animal Nutrition (Ruminants & Monogastric) - * Speaker: To be announced
10:15 Discussions
10:45 - 11:15 Refreshments at exhibition
11:15 Paper 16 - General (Feed Processing/Feed Quality)
Review of latest feed processing technology - * Speaker: To be announced
11:45 Paper 17 - General (Feed Processing/Feed Quality)
Uses and abuses of NIR for feed analysis - Gavin O'Reilly, Perten, USA
12:15 Paper 18 - Pigs
The use of specialised raw materials for piglet nutrition - * Speaker: To be announced
12:45 Discussions
13:15 - 14:15 Lunch at exhibition

SESSION 4 - Chairperson: Prof Rob Gouws
14:15 Paper 19 - Poultry
Effect of carbohydrates in the digestion of soyas on poultry performance - Gerardo Morantes, Cargill
14:45 Paper 20 - Broilers
Broiler nutrition optimisation - Dr Pim Langhout, Proviad
15:15 Paper 21 - Broilers
Improving Broiler performance through Toxin and Bacterial deactivation in South Africa - Robert Nichol, Biomin
15:45 Paper 22 - Broiler Breeders
Feeding Breeders to optimise chick quality - Possible speaker: Marcus Kenny, Ross Poultry Breeders
16:15 Paper 23 - Layers
Challenges in feeding the modern genetic Layer - Robert Pottgueter, Lohmann GmbH
16:45 - 17:15 Discussions
17:15 Closing of Congress - Chairperson, AFMA Technical Committee
19:30 Pre-dinner drinks
20:00 Dinner with guest artist at the Valley of the Waves
Dress: Smart Casual (no denims)

FRIDAY, 16 MARCH 2007
• Delegates check out at leisure before 10:00
• Side shows by Companies - To be held on 13 and 16 March 2007 if interest is shown by companies or members in the industry to utilise the venue available for this purpose.