RFW Speakers

Monday, 2 March 2020

Session 1 - Moderator: Dr Joubert Nolte, Meadow Feeds
Session 2 - Moderator: Dr Hinner Köster, Kaonne Investments
Session 3 - Moderator: Dr Francois van de Vyver, Nutri Feeds

Welcoming and opening & introducing NDS
Mr Kenneth Botha, Kaonne Investments

Ruminant modelling, a reality or fiction?
Dr Emiliano Raffrenato, NDS Italy

CNCPS biology and NDS: An update
Dr Ermanno Melli, NDS Italy

Lysine as an amino acid in ruminants: Where are we?
Mr Matthieu Rolland, Ajinomoto

Methionine as an amino acid in ruminants: Where are we?
Mr Robert Bennett, Adisseo France

Fiber pools and digestibilities in ruminants
Dr Emiliano Raffrenato, NDS Italy

The impact of intestinal integrity on health and performance of dairy cows 
Dr Fernando Valdez, Kemin

Rumen fill, DMI and rumen pH predictions in the NDS Model
Dr Emiliano Raffrenato, NDS Italy

Fatty acid nutrition in ruminants
Mr Allan MacGillivray, MacNeil Business Solutions

Strategies to optimise the use of starch in dairy diets
Dr Luiz Ferraretto, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Session 4 - Moderator: Dr Brink van Zyl, University of Stellenbosch

Osteochondrosis (previously called arthrosis) in beef animals: What do we know?
Mr Kenneth Botha, Kaonne Investments

Ruminants: Optimum sugar levels
Prof Lourens Erasmus, Department of Animal and Wildlife Science, University of Pretoria

Veterinarian benchmarking to improve nutrition in dairy operations
Dr Martin van der Leek, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Session 5 - Moderator: Ms Marlien Prinsloo, Animate Animal Health

Feedlot nutrition: Feedlot modelling to optimise profits
Dr Hinner Köster, Kaonne Investments

Sheep nutrition: New trends in intensive sheep operations
Dr Ockert Einkamerer, Department of Animal Science, University of the Free State

Wildlife nutrition: Facts & fiction
Dr Hinner Köster, Kaonne Investments

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Session 6 - Moderator: Ms Jackie Tucker, Chemuniqué

Dr Ermanno Melli, NDS Italy

Mr Kenneth Botha, Kaonne Investments

Friday, 6 March 2020

Commercial Science Applications Session | NDS Consultation (see the RFW programme for more details)