September 9, 2008
Ajinomoto, Sumitomo release programme of amino acid symposium
Press Release

The programme of the amino acid satellite symposium to be jointly organised by Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and Sumitomo Chemical Co., at the 13th AAAP Animal Science Congress of the Asian- Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies, has been released.


In the livestock industry, the costs of feed materials are critical for animal production. The practical and effective use of supplemental amino acids would help livestock farmers to improve cost-effectiveness of feed ingredients as well as productivities.     


The theme of the satellite symposium is "Future and practical use of amino acids for animal production". It will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 in the International Convention Centre (ICC) at Hanoi, Vietnam. The details of the programme are as follows:






Opening remarks

Dr. La van Kinh
(Institute of Agricultural Sciences of Southern Vietnam)


Role of Methionine in Poultry Feed

Dr. Atsuro Matsuda 
(Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd) 


Using Synthetic Amino Acids in Broiler Chicken Diet

Dr. Chaiyapoom Bunchasak 
 (Kasetsart University, Thailand)


Improved growth and carcass performance in pigs fed high-fiber diets with amino acid supplement in Taiwan

Dr. Chang-Yeu Liu
 (Animal Technology Institute Taiwan)


Coffee break



Tryptophan: A key nutrient in young pigs

Dr. Kazumasa Watanabe       
 (Ajinomoto Co., Inc.)


Present studies on amino acids for livestock in Vietnam

Dr. Le Duc Ngoan 
 (Hue University, Hue)



Chairman & All speakers


Closing remarks

Dr. La van Kinh 


Cocktail party



A cocktail party is scheduled after the closing remarks, and participants must be registered for the 13th AAAP Animal Science Congress 2008.


About Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.


Ajinomoto Co., Inc. is a feed-use amino acids supplier, which provides a stable supply of products such as lysine, threonine, and tryptophan, and customer services.


The Animal Nutrition Division of the Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. produces and sells DL-Methionine and Liquid Methionine Analog in over 50 countries.