Layer Feed Quality Conferences 2019

The 2019 Layer Feed Quality Conferences – two-day technical programs detailing the latest regionally relevant research with practical take-home messages to help egg producers and feed producers improve productivity and profit margins – will be held in Jakarta on 14-15 October and in Kuala Lumpur on 17-18 October.

Based on the extensive feedback from the 2018 conferences we will address three themes in 2019:

Flock longevity – Part 2: transition to early-lay

Feed ingredient options & diet optimisation – how to make this sexier?

Nutrition and health– got the guts?

This is the second year of our focus on’ flock longevity’. We covered the pullet last year and will move on to mid-to-late lay next year.

For further information contact


Doug Korver
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.

Santiago Ramirez
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.

Robert Pottgueter
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.

Luiz Mazzon
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.

Elisa Folegatti
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.’


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Click here for the 2019 registration form

Click here for alternative hotels

Click here for frequently asked questions

Click here for DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur Booking link

The 2018 Layer Feed Quality Conferences in photos