August 28, 2018

Fibre to take centre stage at AB Vista's Cornell Nutrition Conference symposium




The latest nutritional and technological strategies for optimising fibre utilisation in dairy herds will be showcased at AB Vista's post-conference symposium, set to round off the Cornell Nutrition Conference on October 18 in New York, US.

The three-hour event - entitled "Unlocking the Energy Potential of Fibre" - will feature a diverse panel of experts, who will build a comprehensive picture of the multi-factorial challenges presented by fibre, and the rich opportunities for improving feed efficiency, performance and profits.

Dr. Ousama Alzahal, AB Vista's ruminant R&D manager, explained that the event agenda has been designed in accordance with the complexity of the subject matter.

"Fibre is a sophisticated and ever-evolving topic - and as such, we've devised a wide-ranging programme, designed to deliver an array of insights - from concept through to practical execution," Dr. Alzahal said. 

"Our speakers - selected from industry and academia - will explore the physiological importance of fibre and the role it plays in microbial and overall herd health, and will share specific strategies and tactics which can be applied 'in the field' to unlock energy and maximise nutritional value."

The latest innovations to create new nutritional value from fibre will be explored by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Dr. Tim McAllister, whilst Cornell University's Prof. Tom Overton will discuss the importance of fibre as a source of energy during the transition period .


In addition, the programme will feature Dr. Mary Beth de Ondarza who will discuss the potential impact of improved fibre utilisation on performance.

The afternoon session will include insights into the latest advancements in NIR technology, and the way in which it is enabling real-time evaluation of fibre on farm.

The symposium will be hosted at the Doubletree Hotel Syracuse in East Syracuse.

- AB Vista

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