2018 Conference Program

The Broiler Feed Quality Conference 2018 will be held on Wednesday-Thursday 8-9 August 2018 in Bangkok and 13-14 August 2018 in Jakarta starting each day at 0900 hrs and finishing at 1700 hrs. A ‘Meet the Speakers’ cocktail party will be held at 1730-1830 hrs on day one during which refreshments and finger food will be served.

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8-9 August 2018
Watergate Ballroom on 6th floor
Amari Watergate Bangkok
847 Petchburi Road, Bangkok 10400 Thailand

13-14 August 2018
Makara Room, Ground floor
DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta
Jl. Pegangsaan Timur No. 17, Cikini – Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, 10310, Indonesia

Day One

0800 Registration and coffee

0900 Welcome and introduction
David Faulkner, Conference Chairman, 2018 Broiler Feed Quality Conference


Mapping chick gut microflora – impact on growth potential

Tamsyn Crowley
Director & Associate Professor, Poultry Hub, University of New England, Australia
Dr 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. 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.


Beyond AGPs – a year one review

Robert Renema, Principal
Robert Renema & Associates Poultry Consulting, and Producer Programs Manager with Alberta Chicken Producers, Canada
Dr Remena is a former Assistant Professor of Value-Added Poultry Science and Research Scientist in poultry growth and reproduction at the University 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 conferences’ discussion about AGP use.

1050     Coffee break

Fine tuning nutrition to boost health

Luis Romero
Senior Scientist, Scientific Networks, DSM Nutritional Products, Switzerland
Dr Romero has degrees in animal science from the National University of Colombia – Bogotá and the University of Alberta, Canada. His research field at Alberta was understanding the interactions between feed management and hen energy efficiency on chick production, chick quality, broiler performance, yield and meat quality, and technical and economic efficiency of broiler breeder hens. In his role with DSM he provides scientific leadership in new product development projects.

Effective reduction and sustainable management of therapeutic agents and suitable alternatives – a Thai experience

Suwit Chotinun
Assistant Professor, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Prof Suwit has degrees and a PhD in veterinary science from the Chiang Mai University, Thailand. His research interests are poultry medicine (herd health and production management in poultry farm) and veterinary epidiemiology. His most recent publication was ‘Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of salmonella isolated from carcasses, processing facilities and the environment surrounding small scale poultry slaughterhouses in Thailand’.



1250     LUNCH


Comparing canola and soybean meal

Robert A. Swick
Industry Professor of Poultry Nutrition, University of New England, Australia
Prior to his current position Dr Swick was based in Singapore and consulted extensively in the Asian feed and livestock sector dealing with feed formulation, protein meals and feed additives. 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.

Total phosphorus and phytate-phosphorus in wheat, rice bran and other commonly used by-products in Asia

Dr Alex Wu
Regional Technical & Business Development Manager, Adisseo Asia Pacific Ltd, Singapore
Dr Wu obtained his Bachelor in Animal Sciences and Masters in Poultry Nutrition from Nanjing Agricultural University, China, and PhD from the University of New England, Australia. He is responsible for technical support, promotion and analytical coordination of enzyme product and other specialty products. His current interests are monogastric animal nutrient metabolism, net energy and heat increment, gut health and the effect of NSP degrading-enzyme and phytase in poultry and swine.

The use of barley in Asian broiler diets

Tim Walker
Consultant, Australia
Between 1974 and 2009, Dr Walker 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. Most recently he has been involved in poultry R&D, as Program Manager with the Australian Poultry Co-operative Research Centre. The focus of his career has been commercial poultry nutrition and feed ingredient supply.


The use of sorghum in Asian broiler diets
Tim Walker
Consultant, Australia

Growth selection in broiler: possible implications for energy and amino acid requirement

Usama Aftab
Technical Director – Asia Pacific, AB Vista, Singapore
Dr Aftab has 19 years’ experience in the poultry industry working at nutritionist and research roles. He gained his Master’s Degree in Animal Nutrition from University of Agriculture, Pakistan and PhD from Quid-e-Azam University, Pakistan. Before joining AB Vista, he worked in roles as Group Nutritionist with leading feed companies. Dr Aftab has a wide experience in working with feed industry partners as a Consulting Nutritionist. He has remained actively involved in the applied broiler nutrition research with a major focus in the areas of protein and amino acids, nutrient density, and enzyme applications.

Nutrition update to maximize broiler production

Somchit Sooncharernying
Nutritionist, Aviagen Inc, Thailand
Dr Somchit has a DVM degree from Kasetsart University, Thailand and a PhD in Poultry Nutrition from the University of Georgia, USA. He has worked in the feed and milling industries in China for over 20 years and joined Aviagen in 2013.




1730    Meet the Speakers Cocktail Party  (Light refreshments and finger food provided in the meeting room foyer until 1900 hrs)





Improving skeletal Integrity by ensuring the correct feeding strategies

Rick Kleyn
Principal, Spesfeed (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
Mr Kleyn’s nutritional consultancy company, Spesfeed 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.

Towards the optimal use of gut health promoting feed additives

Tim Goossens
Business Development Manager, Nutriad, Belgium
Dr Goossens is an R&D Engineer, providing technical support to sales teams and coordinating research projects with a focus on feed additives that support gut health. He has a Masters in microbiology and was a Scientist at the Laboratory of Molecular Biotechnology, University of Antwerp, before embarking on his PhD. His doctorate thesis looked at the molecular analysis of the development and function of the Drosophila central brain.


Probiotics – The role in gut health and key selection criteria

Dr Sumit Saxena
Regional Business Lead Gut Health Portfolio, Adisseo Asia Pacific Ltd, Singapore
Dr Sumit is veterinary professional with more than 14 years experience in international business. Prior to joining Adisseo he worked for Zoetis as Technical, Marketing and Business Head supporting teams in APAC, the Middle East, Africa, the Ukraine and CIS countries. He has conducted many regional trials on probiotics and enzymes in comparison with antibiotic growth promotants to prove their beneficial effects on poultry performance.



Low and high protein diets
Robert A. Swick
Industry Professor of Poultry Nutrition, University of New England, Australia

Practical challenges when shifting to AGP-free production Technical

Suk Hyeon Cho
Manager, DSM Animal Nutrition & Health, Korea
Dr Cho has animal science degrees from Dankook University, Korea and the University of Manitoba, Canada. Prior to joining DSM he worked as a research scientist focusing on immunology & microbiology with Kemin Industries in Singapore, and with JH Hare Associates Ltd and Zymefast Inc in Canada. His recent focus has been on probiotics, acidifiers, functional vitamins, prebiotics and enzymes.



1250     LUNCH


Management options for the starter phase
Robert Renema

Principal, Robert Renema & Associates Poultry Consulting, and Producer Programs Manager with Alberta Chicken Producers, Canada

Managing the broiler early life – A key to maximization of broiler genetic improvements

Raul Elias C. Lopez
Regional Technical Manager-Broiler Specialist, Cobb Asia, Philippines
Dr Lopez has a veterinary degree from the University of the Philippines. He has more than 28 years experience in poultry production working in poultry production, the feed industry, pharmaceuticals and vaccines. Prior to joining Cobb, he held positions with Vitarich, San Miguel and Novartis. Most recently he was Technical and Marketing manager for Hipra Philippines Inc.



Understanding how maternal flock age and egg nutrient reserves affect growth of the offspring

Cibele Araujo Torres
Poultry Researcher, Trouw Nutrition Poultry Research Center, Spain
Dr Torres has master’s degrees from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and a PhD from the University of Alberta, Canada. Her dissertation was on the ‘Influence of maternal flock age, maternal trace mineral nutrition and incubation temperature on bone development of embryos and chicks.’ Prior to joining Trouw Dr Torres was Technical Supervisor in Broiler Management at Doux Frangosul in Brazil.


Benefits of modulating poultry gut microbiota with probiotics at early stage

Lee Ee Teik
Regional Technical Sales Manager – Poultry, Chr Hansen Animal Health, Singapore
Dr Lee has a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from the University Putra Malaysia. Prior to joining Chr Hansen, he was with Cargill Feed & Nutrition Malaysia for 14 years and his involvement in the poultry business was extensive. He managed sales from northern to southern Peninsula Malaysia as well as provide technical support for poultry farms. Immediately prior to leaving Cargill he held the title of Marketing Manager.



1650     CLOSE

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