Conference program

Day 1

Wednesday 2 October 2019

8:30 – 10:30
RepVet meeting
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee break and sponsor exhibition

11:00 - 13:00

QualiVet - cattle
SpermVital: fertility data in the field – Fredrich Fuerer CASA settings and ring-lab semen quality data Semen quality standards Semen cross contamination

11:00 - 13:00
QualiVet - pig
Antibiotic free extender- Rudolf Grossfeld (30 min)
African Swine Fever in Europe – Dimitri de Meyer (20 min)
Young boar handling - Jørgen Rosenkrands (15 minutes)
Round table discussion young boars handling - Flemming Thorup (25 min)
Next year’s topics (20 min)

13:00 – 13:45
Lunch
13:45 – 14:00

Welcome – Karina Elkjær

14:00 – 15:30
Sustainability
14:00 – 14:45

Challenges for dairy industry - Hanne Bang Bligaard, Arla

14:45 – 15:30
The climate track of DANISH CROWN – Hans Jørgen Tellerup
15:30 – 15:50
Coffee break

15:50 - 17:00
Semen quality
15:50-16:20
Identification of major QTL for sperm motility and fertility in cattle – Hubert Pausch
16:20 – 16:50
Quality management in bull AI centers – F.Bayer
15:50 – 17:00

News and feeding of boars

15:50 – 16:20
Summary of news heard at the International Conference on Boar Semen Preservation – Martin Schulze
16:20 – 16:50

Boar feeding – Robert Tabeling


16:50 – 17:10
Coffee break
17:10 – 18:30
Sponsor session
Report from RepVet and QualiVet meetings
19:00 -

Gala dinner 

Day 2

Thursday 3 October 2019

8:00 – 8:45
Biosecurity at AI station – Klaus Kastberg
8:45 – 10:45
Semen quality workshop – from vet, barn and lab perspective
8:00 – 8:45

Biosequrity at AI stations
Safe delivery of semen from PRRS-seropositive boars - Jane Rasmussen
Discussion

8:45-10:45

Semen quality workshop – using data in practice
A semen index using data from the laboratory and from the customer database - Stefan Derks (20 min)
Plenary discussion – What limits should be used when accepting young boars or when deciding boars to be culled? (100 minutes)


10:45 – 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00
Semen quality – beef bulls
11:00 – 11:30
Sperm quality in frozen beef and dairy bull semen – Jane Morrell
11:30 – 12:00
Beef bulls – challenges in production
11:00 – 12:00
Long term extenders
11:00 – 11:20
Danish tests based on laboratory and farm data - Gunner Sørensen
11:20 - 11:40

Developing extended shelf life at Dutch boar stations - Peter Berkvens

11:40 – 12:00
Discussion

12:00 – 12:45
Lunch
12:45 – 14:30
Breeding strategies
12:45 – 13:30
Sexed semen in cattle and pig breeding – Vish Vishwanath
13:30 – 14:10
Field trials for the comparison of sexed and conventional semen and potential applications of sexed semen – Stephen Butler
14:10 – 14:40
Lipid and sugar contents of seminal plasma – Chrystelle LeDanvic
14:40 – 15:00
Coffee break

15:00 – 16:00
Infectious diseases and reproductive technologies
15:00 – 15:30
Effect of sperm quality and bull fertility on embryonic development in vitro – Carolina Herrera
15:30 – 16:00
M.bovis and IVF – Jaana Peippo
15:00 – 16:00
Use of big data
15:00 – 15:30
Improving semen quality evaluation by equipment calibration and operational validation –Hanneke Feitsma
15:30 – 16:00
Dissection of variance for semen traits to assist boar AI stations – Rodrigo Godinho

16:00– 18:00

LEGOLAND on your own

Day 3

Friday 4 October 2019

8:00 – 12:30
Excursion to Viking Genetics bull station in Assentoft
8:00
Pick-up at the hotel and bus transportation
9:00 – 10:00
Arrival and welcome
10:00 – 12:30
VG breeding program – Claus Langdahl
Visit at VG rearing barn
Demonstration of semen collection and production
Semen analysis in the lab
Semen sexing facility at VG
12:30 -
Busses are leaving to the airport
Arrival time at Billund airport at 14:00
8:30 – 12:30
Excursion to a sow farm
8:30
Pick-up at the hotel and bus transportation
10:00 – 10:30
Arrival and welcome
10:30 – 12:30

Breeding unit - Heat detection, semen storage, insemination strategies
Gestation unit - Challenges and solutions with loose housing
Farrowing unit - The result of mating

12:30
Busses are leaving to the airport
Arrival time at Billund airport at 14:00

Due to quarantine regulations attendees on the excursions must have been in Denmark for 48 hours prior to the excursion without any contact with cloven-hoofed animals. Check quarantine regulations with your work place before returning.

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