Broiler Feed Quality Conferences

The 2018 Broiler Feed Quality Conferences will be held in Bangkok on 8-9 August (Wednesday-Thursday) and in Jakarta 13-14 August (Monday-Tuesday).

Within the framework of ‘science, trials & application’ speakers will present a strong technical program with papers detailing the latest regionally relevant research with practical take-home messages to help broiler and feed producers improve productivity and profit margins.

Based on the extensive feedback from the 2017 conferences we will address three themes:

  • Fine tuning nutrition to boost health
  • The first seven days – starting right
  • Raw material options
  • Beyond in-feed antibiotics

In addition there will be a special HORIZON KEYNOTE presentation:

  • Mapping chick gut microflora – impact on potential growth

David Faulkner is Program Director and will Chair the conferences.

For further details (click on the file that you want to open):

Brochure, Bangkok (as a PDF)
Brochure, Jakarta (as a PDF)
Online registration (for credit card, cheque and bank transfer payment)
Registration form (as a PDF)


– Hotel booking form for Amari Watergate, Bangkok (as a PDF)
Alternative accommodation in Bangkok (as a PDF)
Frequently asked questions, Bangkok (as a PDF)


– Hotel booking form for DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro (as a PDF)
Alternative accommodation in Jakarta (as a PDF)
Frequently asked questions, Jakarta (as a PDF)

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Tamsyn Crowley

Associate Professor Crowley has an extensive background in poultry research. She is Director of Poultry Hub Australia (PHA) based at the University of New England, while also maintaining her poultry research laboratory at Deakin University. She graduated her PhD in 2007 at Deakin University and has since had roles within CSIRO and a number of academic institutions. Assoc Prof Crowley has more than 30 peer reviewed publications and has attracted over $2.5 million in competitive grants.

Her research interests include gut health, epigenetics and bioinformatics. Current projects in her lab include novel markers for stress in poultry, innovative strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance and interventions aimed at reducing food borne illness.

Associate Professor Crowley will deliver a special horizon keynote address on ‘Mapping Chick gut microflora – impact on growth potential’.

Rick Kleyn

Rick Kleyn is a graduate of the University of Natal where he obtained a Master’s degree in Poultry Nutrition under the supervision of
Profesor Rob Gous. After spending some time in the feed industry, he started his own nutritional consultancy company, Spesfeed (Pty) Ltd. The company has been established for 28 years, and its client base includes feed millers, premix companies, poultry producers and ingredient suppliers in a number of countries.

He sells and supports feed formulation software and has a particular interest in non-linear feed formulation systems. Dr Kleyn operates mainly in Africa, where he has clients in 12 countries, but has also had considerable exposure to European and Asia production systems.

Dr Kleyn will speak in the session on ‘Fine-tuning nutrition to boost health’.

Robert Renema

Dr Renema is Principal of Robert Renema & Associates Poultry Consulting, and Producer Programs Manager with Alberta Chicken Producers, Canada. He is a former Assistant Professor of Value-Added Poultry Science and Research Scientist in poultry growth and reproduction at the University of Alberta. He currently supports producers in the Canadian province of Alberta.

With over 20 years studying the interaction of poultry nutrition, management and reproduction, he is well placed to provide insight into production will reduced or eliminated use of antibiotic growth promotants. He has over 600 classroom teaching hours and hundreds of industry talks and conference presentations making him the idea person to lead the Broiler Breeder Masterclass.

Dr Renema will lead the session on ‘Beyond antibiotic growth promotants’.

Robert A. Swick

 Professor Swick currently holds the position of Industry Professor of Poultry Nutrition at the University of New England in Armidale, Australia. Prior to his current position he was based in Singapore and consulted extensively in the Asian feed and livestock sector dealing with feed formulation, protein meals and feed additives. Bob holds a B.S. degree in biology from Northern Illinois University with M.S. and PhD degrees in animal nutrition from Oregon State University.

Prof Swick has held consultancies with feed and livestock producers, oilseed crushers and nutritional chemical suppliers in Asia, South America and the U.S. He has published over 300 technical papers, bulletins, reports and journal articles and holds a patent on a novel grain preservation system.

Prof Swick will speak in the ‘Fine-tuning nutrition to boost health’ and ‘Raw material options and selection’ sessions.

Tim Walker

Dr Walker is a consultant based in Sydney, working in Australia and the Asian region. He was previously involved in poultry industry R&D, as Program Manager with the Poultry Co-operative Research Centre. Between 1974 and 2009, he held several nutrition, technical and management positions with feed manufacturing and integrated broiler companies in Australia and New Zealand.

During this time, he enjoyed a number of short term consultancies in Asia-Pacific and Eastern Europe. The focus of his career has been commercial poultry nutrition and feed ingredient supply. He has qualifications in nutrition (PhD from University of New England, Australia) and management (MBA from Macquarie University, Australia).

Dr Walker will speak in the ‘Raw material options and selection’ session.

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