New frontiers in animal nutrition are generating dynamic new opportunities for livestock and feed industries to become more efficient, profitable and sustainable.
Participants from across the animal nutrition industry can learn about the latest knowledge and developments – including cutting-edge research driving the rising potential of epigenetics and more– at the 3rd annual Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada – ANCC) – May 15-16 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The ANCC brings together participants from across Canada and beyond, in an unparalleled national event featuring top speakers, hot topics and the latest science-based knowledge and progress, along with outstanding discussion and networking opportunities. The ANCC is hosted by the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC) and is the only Canadian conference with a singular focus on animal nutrition, with a robust program designed for researchers, nutritionists, feed industry specialists and other industry partners.
Rising potential of epigenetics
Building on the success of its past events in Edmonton and Quebec City, the 3rd annual ANCC features the theme “Integrating epigenetic concepts and principles with animal nutrition.” Epigenetics is an advanced nutrition concept centered on the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself. Advances in epigenetics hold the potential to strengthen the genes of herds and flocks and provide a head start on animal health and nutrition.
What are the potential applications of epigenetics research on today’s feeding programs? Is your organization positioned to take advantage of its benefits? The program features a number of discussions that will help attendees answer these questions and more.
Forefront of advances
“Epigenetics is an innovative science which goes beyond everyday nutritional requirements,” says ANCC Program Chair Kayla Price of Alltech, “In light of changes in the environment and regulations as well as shifting consumer expectations, staying at the forefront of advances in livestock genetics requires a solid understanding of the tools and science in development now. This year’s ANCC aims to equip participants with the necessary knowledge.”
The 2019 ANCC program includes an assortment of accomplished speakers from all over the world presenting the latest research regarding epigenetics and animal nutrition, including specialized sessions on both ruminants and monogastrics. Industry partners may also be interested in the graduate student poster competition and the industry supplier showcase featuring suppliers from across the animal nutrition supply chain.
Full program details, sponsor recognition and registration information are available at: www.animalnutritionconference.ca