2 - 3 june 2022 - Ghent University
Day 1: Lectures
Day 2: Workshops
Alex Bach conducts research to understand the physiology and metabolism of ruminants with especial emphasis on the impact of nutrition and management during early development on future metabolic function. He has received several awards in recognition to his research activities, has spoken at more than 130 international congresses, is author or co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, more than 100 extension articles, and more than 20 books (or book chapters). He has served as a scientific expert in several committees of the European Food Safety Authority and has also served in the European Research Council. He is section editor and sits in the editorial board of several scientific journals, and is member of various scientific committees. In his spare time, Alex enjoys running, biking, and windsurfing.
Thomas Amon conducts research in the areas of digital monitoring of animal welfare and health, antimicrobial resistance, modelling and mitigation of ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from livestock systems.
After his doctorate at the Technische Universität München he became head of the working group „Technology of animal husbandry and environment” of the University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna. Since 2012, he is the head of the Department “Engineering for Livestock Management” at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy in Potsdam, Germany and holds a professorship for “Livestock – Environment – Interactions” at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Animal Hygiene and Environmental Health“, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
He is member of several scientific organisations und serves as a reviewer to national and international research funding organizations such as United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), European Research council, as well as to several scientific journals. He gives lectures und supervises students in preparing their master and PhD thesis.
John Remnant is Clinical Associate Professor of Farm Animal Health and Production at the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. John holds a diploma from the European College of Bovine Health Management and a PhD in dairy herd health from the University of Nottingham. John is interested in a range of dairy health topics, with publications spanning lameness, antibiotic use, and reproduction.
Dr. Jud Heinrichs has worked at Penn State for over 30 years in dairy extension and research with a goal of supplying information and tools to help dairy farmers improve their ability to manage. Jud works in the area of calf and heifer management and dairy forage nutrition. His research in calf nutrition has covered nutrition and health with an emphasis on improving heifer growth. Jud was co-developer of the Penn State Particle Separator. He has authored 175 journal articles and 18 book chapters as well over 200 extension publications, in the area of dairy replacements and forages.