Professor of Poultry Nutrition, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada
Dr Korver received a PhD from the University of California, Davis. Professor Korver’s research program has a strong applied research focus; relevance to the poultry industry remains an important consideration in his approach to research. In addition to practical research on feedstuff quality and dietary supplement evaluation in poultry diets, his work focuses on nutrition-immune function interactions and bone biology in meat and egg-type poultry.
Chris Domil O Cobacha
Animal Nutrition Specialist, CDC Nutrition, Philippines
Mr Cobacha is a graduate from the University of the Philippines at Los Baños with a degree of BS Agriculture, Major in Animal Science, specialized in Nutrition. He worked in San Miguel Foods Inc for six years before going into private practice. Currently, he is a freelance animal nutrition consultant of various farms and feedmills in the Philippines. He has been invited as a resource speaker in various technical conference both locally and abroad. He also conducts technical, feed formulation and sales trainings for various companies in the Philippines.
Co-founder Barnhealth, Australia, and Regional Marketing Manager, DSM Nutritional Products, Singapore
Dr Ramirez is a monogastric nutritionist. In 2014 he helped establish Barnhealth, a web-based resource providing knowledge and information interfaces that support the identification of issues that affect flock performance. Prior to joining DSM last year, he ran an independent consultancy servicing clients in Australia, Asia Pacific and Latin America, offering technical troubleshooting services to a variety of feed mills and producers. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science and Nutrition, a Master’s in Molecular Biology, and a PhD in Molecular Microbiology. Mr Ramirez will again chair the session on flock longevity. This 3-part program started with a review of the pullet in 2018, will cover the transition to and early lay stages this year and the mid to late lay stages in 2020.
Nutritionist Expert – Lohmann Tierzucht GmbH, Germany
Mr Pottgueter has a Diplom- Ingenieur- Agrar from the Georg August Universität Göttingen, Germany. His extensive professional experience includes 24 years with Deuka Deutsche Tiernahrung GmbH & Co KG, Düsseldorf, Germany, as product manager poultry feed. In April 2006 he joined Lohmann Tierzucht GmbH as Nutritionist Expert, where he is responsible for global nutritional technical service and the company-owned feed mill near Cuxhaven in Germany. His key interests include poultry nutrition, specialising in layers, complete feed production, feed optimisation and quality management systems in the feed industry.
Director Asia, Humane Farm Animal Care; President, Instituto Certified Humane, Brazil
Mr Mazzon was born in Southern Brazil and is graduated in Law and Business. He has worked as business consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Accenture in Brazil, as trade officer at the Brazilian Embassy in Jakarta and as Area Manager for Latin America at Campari International. In 2010 he joined the Brazilian office of the French organic certification body Ecocert as General Manager and in 2016 has founded Instituto Certified Humane, an NGO that represents the American non-profit Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) in Latin America and more recently South and Southeast Asia. Today more than 5000 farms and companies are certified through this program in 15 countries, including the USA, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Argentina, Colombia and Jordan.
Marketing Manager Carotenoids, Hy-D and Layer Specialist, DSM Nutritional Products, Italy
Dr Folegatti studied at the University of Bologna where she also worked in the the Department of Food Science studying the effects of farm environmental conditions on broilers welfare, carcass and meat quality as well as the egg quality of laying hens according to their farm systems rearing. Her PhD studied the effect of rearing techniques and feed composition on productive traits, bird welfare and quality of poultry products. She has been co-author of many influential papers including ‘Egg quality traits of laying hens reared in organic and conventional systems.’