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33rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium
33rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium

33rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium

February 7, 2022 to February 9, 2022
F23 Administration Building, University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus - Sydney - New South Wales - Australia
Lectures
15:15hs
2/7/2022
Effects of branched-chain amino acids on growth performance in broiler chickens offered reduced crude protein diets based on wheat or sorghum
Shiva Greenhalgh / The University Of Sydney
 
Shiva is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney where she is studying reduced crude protein diets in broilers, specifically looking at amino acid utilisation. Shiva holds a master’s in animal nutrition from the University of Sydney, a bachelor of science (zoology) from Western Sydney University and a bachelor of arts from the Australian National University. Shiva is a registered animal nutritionist with a strong working background in companion animal nutrition.
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Speaker:
15:15hs
2/7/2022
09:00hs
2/7/2022
Day 1 Meet the Sponsors / Online Networking
09:00hs
2/7/2022
09:15hs
2/7/2022
Session 1: APSS 2022 Guide
09:15hs
2/7/2022
09:45hs
2/7/2022
Day 1 Morning Tea
09:45hs
2/7/2022
10:00hs
2/7/2022
Session 2: Sustainability / Official Opening and Welcome
10:00hs
2/7/2022
10:15hs
2/7/2022
How can the poultry industry become carbon neutral?
Richard Eckard, The University of Melbourne
 
Richard Eckard is Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Melbourne and Director of the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre (www.piccc.org.au), a research centre addressing the impacts of a changing climate on agriculture. His research focuses on sustainable agricultural production, with a recent focus on carbon neutral agriculture and options for agriculture to respond to a changing climate.

Richard developed the first greenhouse gas accounting tools for agriculture with his research and expertise provided the science basis for the development of six carbon offset methods in Australia.

He is a science advisor to the Australian, New Zealand (MPI, NZAGRC) and UK (ADAS) governments, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), UN FAO and EU (ERA-GAS and ERA-NET), on climate change adaptation, mitigation research and policy development in agriculture. He is a network leader in the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gasses. He is a member of the newly formed Victorian Agriculture and Climate Change Council and sits on numerous government and industry advisory committees.

Richard has published over 150 peer reviewed papers, with 80 peer-reviewed papers, 7 book chapters, and 140 conference papers on climate change, carbon farming and agriculture since 2010.
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Speaker:
10:15hs
2/7/2022
11:00hs
2/7/2022
Precision feeding enhances broiler growth efficiency
Amy Moss, University Of New England
 
Dr. Moss is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New England researching nutritional strategies to improve the efficiency and sustainability of poultry production.
Speaker:
Amy Moss
Australia
PhD Candidate at Poultry Research Foundation, The University of Sydney
11:00hs
2/7/2022
11:15hs
2/7/2022
Guanidino acetic acid supplementation in reduced energy-diets on performance of broiler chickens
Balachandar Jayaraman, Evonik (SEA) Pte. Ltd.
 
Balachandar Jayaraman he has been working as Technical Service Manager (Monogastric Nutrition) in Evonik (SEA) Pte. Ltd, Singapore – since March 2017. He has a Bachelors in Veterinary Science as is passionate about research in animal nutrition and the transfer of knowledge for the development and sustainability of Poultry and swine production.
Speaker:
11:15hs
2/7/2022
11:30hs
2/7/2022
Guanidino acetic acid can replace arginine with or without betaine in broilers offered moderately low crude protein diets
David Cadogan / Feedworks
Speaker:
Cadogan, D.J
Australia
Agricultural Engineer
11:30hs
2/7/2022
12:00hs
2/7/2022
Day 1 Lunch - Networking Session
12:00hs
2/7/2022
12:30hs
2/7/2022
Session 3: Digestability for Broilers / Improving the protein content and digestibility of grain sorghum using gene editing
Ian Godwin / The University Of Queensland
Speaker:
Ian Godwin
Australia
12:30hs
2/7/2022
13:15hs
2/7/2022
Influence of age on the standardised ileal amino acid digestibility of maize and barley in broilers
Mukti Barua / Massey University
 
Mukti Barua is a PhD candidate at the Monogastric Research Centre, Massey University, New Zealand. She is investigating the age influence on amino acid digestibility of various feedstuffs in broiler. Mukti is a highly motivated early-career researcher with an immense research interest in poultry nutrition and diseases. She has 8 years of experience in poultry research and published some of her findings in peer-reviewed journals. Mukti holds a bachelor degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a master’s in Animal Science from Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh. She has been teaching at the same university since 2015.
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Speaker:
Mukti Barua
Bangladesh
13:15hs
2/7/2022
13:30hs
2/7/2022
Estimation of ileal endogenous energy losses at different ages ‎and influence of dietary cellulose levels in broiler chickens
Mahmoud Khalil / Massey University
 
Mahmoud Khalil, from Egypt, works as Assistant Lecturer at Faculty of Agriculture, Benha ‎University. Completed his Master’s degree from University of Western Australia. Awardee ‎of New Zealand Government Scholarship. His PhD project is funded by AgriFuture ‎Chicken Meat Australia. His PhD research project focuses on “Energy utilisation of feed ‎ingredients for broiler chickens”.
Speaker:
13:30hs
2/7/2022
14:00hs
2/7/2022
Interactive effect of dietary crude protein concentration and bile acids supplementation on growth performance and plasma amino acids concentrations of broiler chickens
Mehdi Toghyani / Poultry Research Foundation,The University of Sydney
 
Dr Toghyani is a research fellow in poultry nutrition at Sydney University, and has over 10 years of experience in poultry nutrition research and practical feed formulation. His current research interests are evaluation and optimization of energy and amino acids requirements in both meat chicken and layer hens, and nutritional evaluation of alternative feed ingredients to improve efficiency and sustainability of poultry production.
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14:00hs
2/7/2022
14:15hs
2/7/2022
Day 1 Afternoon Tea Break
14:15hs
2/7/2022
14:30hs
2/7/2022
Session 4: Reduced Protein Rations / Intestinal integrity of broiler chickens is negatively affected only at the lowest level of dietary protein fortified with synthetic amino acids
Reza Barekatain / SARDI
 
Dr. Reza Barekatain is a Research Scientist within the SARDI Pigs and Poultry research program and an affiliate Senior Lecturer with the University of Adelaide. Reza holds a PhD in poultry nutrition from the University of New England, Australia. Reza has so far 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, productivity and disease resilience in poultry.
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Speaker:
Reza Barekatain
Australia
Research Scientist (Poultry) at South Australian Research and Development Institute
14:30hs
2/7/2022
14:45hs
2/7/2022
Fat deposition in broiler chickens offered reduced-crude protein diets
Peter Selle / Poultry Research Foundation
 
Peter Selle was awarded his PhD in 2001 many years after graduating as a veterinarian. Peter joined the Poultry Research Foundation within the University of Sydney the following year and was subsequently appointed Adjunct Associate Professor. Since 1999, Peter has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, several book chapters and has been made numerous presentations at international and local conferences. Peter’s interests include dietary phytate and exogenous phytase, sorghum as a feed grain for chicken-meat production, whole grain feeding, starch and protein digestive dynamics and reduced-crude protein diets for broiler chickens. Sustainable chicken-meat production is the ultimate purpose.
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Speaker:
Dr. Peter Selle
Australia
Adjunct Associate Professor
14:45hs
2/7/2022
15:00hs
2/7/2022
A comparison of wheat- and sorghum-based diets with two crude protein levels on the performance of broiler chickens
Shemil Macelline / The University of Sydney
 
Shemil Priyan Macelline is a Ph.D. student in poultry science at The University of Sydney. He did his bachelor’s degree at the Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka in Animal Science and graduated in 2015. Moreover, he completed his master’s degree at Chungnam National University in South Korea in monogastric nutrition in 2019. He started his Ph.D. in 2019 and his research interests are more concentrated on amino acid requirements and starch and protein digestive dynamics in poultry.
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15:00hs
2/7/2022
15:30hs
2/7/2022
In ovo injection of oregano essential oil at different ph affects hatchability and post-hatching performance in broiler chickens
Asad Ali Khaskheli / The University of Queensland
 
Mr. Asad Ali is from Pakistan. He is working as a HDR student in Roura Group at the University of Queensland. His field of research is poultry nutrition. He has published 19 Scopus and 35 non-Scopus papers. Mr. Ali is a Chancellor’s Gold Medallist for securing faculty top positions in MPhil and bachelor’s degrees.
Speaker:
Dr Khaskheli
Pakistán
Assistant Professor
15:30hs
2/7/2022
16:00hs
2/7/2022
E-Poster Highlights
16:00hs
2/7/2022
08:30hs
2/8/2022
Day 2 Meet the Sponsors / Online Networking
08:30hs
2/8/2022
08:45hs
2/8/2022
Session 1: Water and Nutrients / Welcome
08:45hs
2/8/2022
09:00hs
2/8/2022
Understanding and managing water for successful flocks
Susan Watkins / University of Arkansas
 
Emeritus Distinguished Professor, who retired from the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service in 2017. Dr. Watkins earned her PhD in poultry nutrition in 1996 and worked as an extension specialist with a primary focus on live production challenges. Dr. Watkins is a leading expert on evaluating and improving drinking water quality for livestock production. She has assisted operations all over the world with developing their water programs and she continues to provide advice and technical training. Her research team developed inexpensive methods for evaluating efficacy of sanitation products. In 2006, she was named a Top Gun Poultry Industry Problem Solver by Watt’s Publishing Company. Dr. Watkins mentored graduate students, taught poultry production, managed the internship program and assisted students with securing employment.
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Speaker:
Susan Watkins
United States
09:00hs
2/8/2022
09:45hs
2/8/2022
Requirement of digestible calcium at different dietary concentrations of digestible phosphorus for broiler growers (days 11-24 posthatch)
Laura Shiromi David / Massey University
 
Laura has completed her PhD at Massey University in September 2021 and her PhD research work was on the measurement of calcium digestibility in feed ingredients for poultry and the digestible calcium and phosphorous requirements in broiler chickens. Laura has twelve years of academic and research background in Animal Science.
Speaker:
Laura David
New Zealand
09:45hs
2/8/2022
10:00hs
2/8/2022
Effects of hydroxychloride zinc and elevated levels of hydroxychloride copper in broiler chickens diet on productive traits and gut health
Mehdi Toghyani / Poultry Research Foundation, The University of Sydney
 
Dr Toghyani is a research fellow in poultry nutrition at Sydney University, and has over 10 years of experience in poultry nutrition research and practical feed formulation. His current research interests are evaluation and optimization of energy and amino acids requirements in both meat chicken and layer hens, and nutritional evaluation of alternative feed ingredients and trace minerals to improve efficiency and sustainability of poultry production.
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10:00hs
2/8/2022
10:15hs
2/8/2022
Day 2 Morning Tea Break
10:15hs
2/8/2022
10:30hs
2/8/2022
Session 2: Fibre and Gut Health
10:30hs
2/8/2022
10:45hs
2/8/2022
Fibre in poultry rations and its relationship with broiler performance and gut health
Mingan Choct / University of New England, Australia
 
Choct is a professor of animal nutrition at the University of New England in Australia. His academic interests include carbohydrate chemistry and nutrition, feed enzymes, necrotic enteritis and net energy. He published over 350 papers and supervised more than 50 postgraduate students to date. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including Australian Animal Production Society’s Young Scientist Award (1990), World’s Poultry Science Association’s “Syd Wilkins Prize” (1991), Australian Poultry Award (2004), Alltech Global Excellence Medal (2005), UK Animal Science Society’s “Fraser Gordon Medal” (2008) and UK Feed Industry Association’s “Poultry Nutrition Research Award” (2015).
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Speaker:
Mingan Choct
Australia
10:45hs
2/8/2022
11:30hs
2/8/2022
Effects of stimbiotic on performance and intestinal barrier function in broilers experimentally challenged with a necrotic enteritis infection model
Xavière Rousseau / AB Vista
 
Xavière Rousseau is Global technical support manager in AB Vista based in France. She joined the company 8 years ago after completed her PhD working on minerals optimisation in poultry and swine with INRA (France) and Agriculture Canada. During this time, she built a good knowledge on animal physiology and on the interactions between calcium, phosphorus and animal physiology before joining AB Vista team where she has developed her expertise on enzymes and how-to bring enzymes value to reach the different production objectives. Her last area of interest is to look at the dietary fibre fraction and how to better characterize this substrate as looking at the tools to analyse and at the different strategies to optimize their use that would make sense for monogastrics nutritionists.
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Speaker:
Xaviere
France
11:30hs
2/8/2022
11:45hs
2/8/2022
Effects of using a multi-strain bacillus probiotic in combination with a phytase and a carbohydrase on performance of broiler chickens exposed to enteric challenge
Amir Ghane / Danisco Animal Nutrition-IFF
 
Dr. Ghane started his studies in Veterinary Medicine, later obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Poultry Science (Avian Physiology and Nutrition, and Ethology) from University of Guelph, Canada. His early career was at Maple Leaf Farms in Canada, subsequent experience included Operations Manager at Cargill Canada, then Cherkizovo Group in Russia as Chief Operations Officer. Later joined Cargill Animal Protein, as Global Technical & Scientific Advisor (China, Canada, and Russia). He joined Devenish Nutrition as Senior International Executive in charge of business expansion in international markets. Currently, Amir holds the position of Senior Technical Director with Danisco Animal Nutrition -IFF.
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Speaker:
Amir Ghane
Thailand
Senior Technical Director
11:45hs
2/8/2022
12:00hs
2/8/2022
Long-term consumption of soluble dietary fibre increases activation of the immune system in broilers chickens
Carla Castro / The University of Queensland
 
Carla Castro is a first year PhD student at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) of the The University of Queensland. Her PhD project focuses on dietary fibre and gut nutrient sensing in broiler chickens.
Speaker:
Carla Castro
Australia
12:00hs
2/8/2022
12:15hs
2/8/2022
Influence of precision glycans on layer cecal community
Friedrich Petranyi / Central Queensland University
 
Friedrich Petraniy is a Master Student at Central Queensland University. Fred has years of experience as a poultry veterinarian and nutritionist working mostly with layers.
12:15hs
2/8/2022
12:30hs
2/8/2022
Australian Poultry Award Presentation
12:30hs
2/8/2022
13:00hs
2/8/2022
WPSA AGM

This session is taking place in an external Zoom meeting

13:00hs
2/8/2022
14:00hs
2/8/2022
Session 3: Antimicrobial Stewardship
14:00hs
2/8/2022
14:05hs
2/8/2022
The rise of antimicrobial resistance
Dana Stanley / Central Queensland University
 
Dana Stanley - was awarded a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Victoria University, Melbourne, 2009. Following graduation, she started a postdoctoral position in CSIRO’s Animal Health Laboratories (AAHL), in poultry intestinal health research. Dana specialised in gut microbiota and genetics during her time at AAHL. She moved to Central Queensland University in 2013 and is now a leader of the Molecular Microbiology and Poultry Health research cluster in the Institute for Future Farming Systems, focusing on human and livestock intestinal health and nutrition, probiotics, next-generation antibiotics development and pathogen control. Dana is also investigating the ways to reduce and control antimicrobial resistance on farms. She recently started working on pigs’ microbiota as well. Several of Dana’s projects are running directly on farms under full production conditions. Majority of her publications are in the world’s top 10% journals and among 10% most cited in the world. Dana is very passionate about nature conservation, animal ethics, exercise and nutrition.
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Speaker:
Dana Stanley
Australia
14:05hs
2/8/2022
14:45hs
2/8/2022
Measuring broiler response when an antibiotic growth promotor is removed and replaced with therapeutic feed additives
Matthew Bekker / Novus International
 
Matt Bekker is the Technical Manager for Novus International in the Oceania region. Matt holds a Master’s Degree in Agriculture from the University of New England majoring in nutrition and physiology and is a registered animal scientist with the American Society of Animal Scientists. He has extensive experience in the poultry, swine, beef and dairy industries working in both practical and research capacities. Matt has published work on breast meat health in broiler chickens, feed digestibility and gut health in the presence of protease and the role of copper for broiler intestinal integrity and performance.
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Speaker:
Matthew Bekker
Australia
Technical Oceania
14:45hs
2/8/2022
15:00hs
2/8/2022
Feeding a synergistic blend of organic acids and ß-1,4 mannobiose reduces cecal salmonella in broiler chickens
Lane Pineda / Trouw Nutrition R&D
 
Dr. Sandra van Kuijk is researcher product validation at Trouw Nutrition R&D since 2016. In her current job, she tests a large variety of products such as feed additives, including trace minerals, and complete feeds in all species including broiler chickens. The aim of the research can be Salmonella control, growth performance or improving carcass quality. Before starting at Trouw Nutrition R&D, she finished her PhD at Wageningen University, in the Animal Nutrition Group.
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15:00hs
2/8/2022
15:15hs
2/8/2022
Mapping variation of corn DDGS by in vivo-based NIR models
Lihong Zhang / Adisseo Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
 
Dr Lihong joined Adisseo as NIRs expert. She 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.
Speaker:
Lihong Zhang
China
NIR Analytical Services Specialist Adisseo Asia Pacific
15:15hs
2/8/2022
15:30hs
2/8/2022
Arginine and energy efficacy of guanidino acetic acid in broiler chickens
Behnam Saremi / CJ Europe GmbH
 
Dr. Behnam Saremi received his PhD in nutritional physiology at the University of Bonn (Germany). In January 2013, he started working as manager animal physiology research in Animal Nutrition Research Department in Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH. In June 2016, he was promoted to senior manager nutritional physiology research and in 1st July 2017, he was promoted to Head of Animal Nutrition Research Department in Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH. Starting 1st September 2018, Dr. Behnam Saremi moved to CJ Europe GmbH (Part of CJ CheilJedang BIO) where his main responsibility is “Director of Technical Center”.
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Speaker:
Dr. Behnam Saremi
Germany
Director
15:30hs
2/8/2022
16:00hs
2/8/2022
Day 2 Afternoon Tea Break
16:00hs
2/8/2022
16:15hs
2/8/2022
Session 4: Enzymes / Feeding a double dose of xylanase improves feed conversion and excreta dry matter content in broilers fed corn-based diets, but not wheat-based diets
Natalie Morgan / University of New England
 
Dr Natalie Morgan is a Research Fellow in Poultry Nutrition and Lecturer in Animal Science at the University of New England. She completed a BSc (Hons) in Animal Biology and PhD in Poultry Nutrition at Nottingham Trent University, England. Her current research interest is enzymes and prebiotic oligosaccharides in poultry.
Speaker:
16:15hs
2/8/2022
16:30hs
2/8/2022
Appraisal of matrix values for exogenous phytase alone or in combination with other enzymes in diets for broiler chickens
Thi Hiep Dao / University Of New England
 
Dr. Hiep Thi Dao is a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England. Her research topics focus on poultry nutrition, management, and production system.
16:30hs
2/8/2022
16:45hs
2/8/2022
Effects of xylanase dosage and mixed NSPases on the in-vivo production of xylo-oligosaccharides in broilers fed barley, corn, sorghum and wheat-based diets
Andrew Wallace / University Of New England
 
• Completed a science degree majoring in Chemistry in 2005 at University of New England (UNE)
• Completed a Chemistry honours at UNE in 2006. Thesis title- “Preparation and evaluation of low molecular weight polyacrylic acids as calcium scale inhibitors”
• Worked as a technical officer in chemistry at UNE from 2007 to 2020
• Started at PhD at UNE (Supervisor Dr Natalie Morgan) in 2021. Thesis title “Preparation and Evaluation of Prebiotics in Poultry”.
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16:45hs
2/8/2022
17:00hs
2/8/2022
Evaluation of a novel bacterial 6-phytase on growth efficiency of broilers at 35 days of age
Maamer Jlali / Adisseo France SAS
 
Since graduation with the Ph.D. degree from the University of François Rabelais in 2012, Maamer Jlali joined Adisseo France SAS as a Researcher in animal nutrition. He has a strong background in nurition, physiology, digestibility, exogenous enzymes, pigments, and meat quality.
Speaker:
17:00hs
2/8/2022
08:45hs
2/9/2022
Session 1: Egg Quality
08:45hs
2/9/2022
09:00hs
2/9/2022
Understanding egg quality
Deana Jones / USDA Agricultural Research Service
 
Deana Jones - Ph.D., is a research food technologist in the Egg Safety and Quality Research Unit of the U.S. National Poultry Research Center, USDA-ARS, in Athens, GA. Jones serves as part of the faculty for the National Egg Quality and National Egg Product schools, and is also an instructor in poultry products for the Midwest Poultry Consortium Center of Excellence Program. She has received multiple awards from the Poultry Science Association and been recognized as an outstanding alumnus for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. As a member of the Poultry Science Association, Jones encourages people in research to find their passions. For Jones, her passions lie in egg quality, safety and security on a national and international level.
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Speaker:
Deana Jones
United States
Research Food Technologist
09:00hs
2/9/2022
09:45hs
2/9/2022
Early lay diet density and hen size: do they affect hen productivity and egg quality in late lay?
Wendy Muir / The University Of Sydney
 
Wendy (Muir) has undertaken research in poultry (both layer hen and meat chickens) across several disciplines including immunology, disease, production and bird well being. Currently Wendy is leading research with a focus on approaches to extending layer hen production towards 100 weeks of age within the Australian context.
Speaker:
Wendy Muir
Australia
09:45hs
2/9/2022
10:00hs
2/9/2022
Adding a macroalgae blend to commercial laying hen diets improves egg quality and body weight gain
Jason Sands / Ocean Harvest Technology
 
Jason is Head of Nutrition at Ocean Harvest Technology Ltd. In this role Jason is responsible for leading research to develop technical documentation, strengthen the OceanFeed brand and support OHT’s sales and distribution teams by providing technical guidance for the OceanFeed range of products. Prior to Joining OHT, Jason worked various research and technical roles with public, academic and private companies. Jason holds a Bachelor and Master of science degrees in Animal Science from Tuskegee University and The University of Tennessee, respectively, and a PhD in Animal Nutrition from Purdue University.
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10:00hs
2/9/2022
10:30hs
2/9/2022
Day 3 Morning Tea
10:30hs
2/9/2022
11:00hs
2/9/2022
Session 2: Layer Nutrition / Food waste-based diets are an effective alternative feed for laying hens
Amy Moss / University Of New England
 
Dr Moss is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New England researching nutritional strategies to improve the efficiency and sustainability of poultry production.
Speaker:
Amy Moss
Australia
PhD Candidate at Poultry Research Foundation, The University of Sydney
11:00hs
2/9/2022
11:15hs
2/9/2022
An assessment of the use of essential oils in the diet of laying hens on the persistence of rate of lay
Erikson Raimundo / Phytus Feed Agroindustrial S.A
 
I am a technician in agriculture, graduated from Colégio Agrícola Vidal de Negreiros. Graduated in Agroecology from the Federal University of Paraíba and a master's degree in Agroecology and Rural Development from the Federal University of São Carlos. I am a Ph.D. student in Animal Science at the State University Júlio de Mesquita Filho.
11:15hs
2/9/2022
11:30hs
2/9/2022
Determining the optimal inclusion rate of 1-monogycerides of butyric, capric and caprylic acid in healthy laying hens
Manisha Kolakshyapati / University of New England
 
Dr. Manisha is a postdoctoral researcher at University of New England currently working with laying hens.
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11:30hs
2/9/2022
11:45hs
2/9/2022
Chelated trace minerals improve pullet flock uniformity and egg performance during early lay
Manisha Kolakshyapati / University of New England
 
Dr. Manisha is a postdoctoral researcher at University of New England currently working with laying hens.
Speaker:
11:45hs
2/9/2022
12:15hs
2/9/2022
Day 3 Lunch - Networking Session
12:15hs
2/9/2022
13:15hs
2/9/2022
Session 3: Feed Safety and Behaviour Studies / The role of feed safety in development of poultry microbiota
Dana Stanley / Central Queensland University
 
Dana Stanley - was awarded a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Victoria University, Melbourne, 2009. Following graduation, she started a postdoctoral position in CSIRO’s Animal Health Laboratories (AAHL), in poultry intestinal health research. Dana specialised in gut microbiota and genetics during her time at AAHL. She moved to Central Queensland University in 2013 and is now a leader of the Molecular Microbiology and Poultry Health research cluster in the Institute for Future Farming Systems, focusing on human and livestock intestinal health and nutrition, probiotics, next-generation antibiotics development and pathogen control. Dana is also investigating the ways to reduce and control antimicrobial resistance on farms. She recently started working on pigs’ microbiota as well. Several of Dana’s projects are running directly on farms under full production conditions. Majority of her publications are in the world’s top 10% journals and among 10% most cited in the world. Dana is very passionate about nature conservation, animal ethics, exercise and nutrition.
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Speaker:
Dana Stanley
Australia
13:15hs
2/9/2022
14:00hs
2/9/2022
Behaviour of pullets and housing system predicts behaviour of adult laying hens in commercial free-range egg farms
Maxine Rice / The Animal Welfare Science Centre - The University of Melbourne
 
Maxine is PhD candidate from the Animal Welfare Science Centre in the University of Melbourne studying piling behaviour in Australian free-range laying hens. This research is being conducted within a large epidemiological study investigating smothering in Australian free-range laying hens.
Speaker:
Maxine Rice
Australia
14:00hs
2/9/2022
14:15hs
2/9/2022
Preference of commercial free-range layers for shelters of different sunlight filtering
Md Sohel Rana / CSIRO
 
Md. Sohel Rana is a Civil servant of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh and a veterinarian by profession. He is serving as a ‘Veterinary Surgeon’ under the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Bangladesh. Sohel is now a 3rd year PhD candidate and working in collaboration with the UNE Poultry Health Research Group and the Animal Behavior and Welfare Group of CSIRO, Armidale site, Australia. He is passionate about developing new technologies for sustainable layer production systems by improving laying hen behaviour and welfare. Traveling and sightseeing are his hobbies because he loves natural creature and their beauty.
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14:15hs
2/9/2022
14:45hs
2/9/2022
Day 3 Afternoon Tea
14:45hs
2/9/2022
15:00hs
2/9/2022
Session 4: Feed Safety and Behaviour Studies & Conference Closing / Smothering in commercial free-range laying hens
Mark Stevenson / Faculty Of Veterinary And Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne
 
Mark Stevenson is a veterinary epidemiologist with expertise in the area of infectious disease epidemiology, spatial epidemiology and simulation modelling of infectious disease spread. He is currently Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology (One Health) at The University of Melbourne.
 
 
15:00hs
2/9/2022
15:15hs
2/9/2022
Video-based individual bird behaviour analysis in poultry industry
Jian Zhang / University of Technology Sydney
 
As Director of the Multimedia Data Analytics Lab in the Global Big Data Technologies Centre at UTS, A/Prof Jian Zhang built an award-winning, cross-disciplinary UTS research and engineering team, uniquely focusing on computer vision research for the Agri-food sector. He led the establishment of a solid UTS project pipeline, from his lab research to technology development and commercialisation pathway. These projects are funded by Australian Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) including Meat & Livestock Australia/LiveCorp and Australian Eggs.
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15:15hs
2/9/2022
15:30hs
2/9/2022
Automated flock density and movement estimation for welfare monitoring in commercial egg farms
Jian Zhang / University of Technology Sydney
 
Jian Zhang is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and IT at UTS working on cutting-edge research in Computer Vision. As Director of the Multimedia Data Analytics Lab in the Global Big Data Technologies Centre at UTS, Jian built an award-winning, cross-disciplinary UTS research and engineering team, uniquely focusing on computer vision research for the Agri-food sector. He led the establishment of a solid UTS project pipeline, from his lab research to technology development and commercialisation pathway. These projects are funded by Australian Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) including Meat & Livestock Australia/LiveCorp and Australian Eggs.
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2/9/2022
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2/9/2022
Automated detection of flock health, behaviour and weight with machine vision in commercial broiler sheds
Cheryl McCarthy / University Of Southern Queensland
 
Cheryl is a senior research fellow in mechatronic engineering. She completed her PhD in 2009 and has been a full time researcher since then. Her research involves development of machine vision technologies for agriculture. She has led projects for the cotton, sugar, beef and poultry industries.
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2/9/2022