EAAP + WAAP + Interbull Congress 2023

Lyon, France - August 26th / September 1st, 2023

EAAP sessions

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Morning sessions: 8.30-13.00
Room name Session
Prestige Gratte Ciel 2 Sustainable livestock farming – defining metrics and rationalising trade-offs? (Part 1) (LFS; D; ATF) WAAP/ATF
Tête D’or Lounge 3 Upside and down side of “genomic selection”. (G; T; Interbull)
Bellecour 2 (Streamed WAAP sessions) 4 Adaptation of breeding strategies and genetics to climate change, right animal for right environment (G; WG-AnGR) WAAP- streamed online
Bellecour 1 5 Climate care dairy farming: follow up (Part 1) (C; P; CCCFarming)
Gratte Ciel 2 6 Production of high-quality meat from ruminants and implementation of new technology in animal husbandry (C; P; GREENANIMO)
Bellecour 3 7 Challenges of fish nutrition for sustainable aquaculture. (N; T)  WAAP
Gratte Ciel 1 8 Various topics in pig production (P; B)
Tête D’or 2 9 Insect applications (I; T)
Tête D’or 1 10 Impact of epigenetics and genetics in determining animal physiology (Ph; T)
Gratte Ciel 3 11 Improving pig welfare in conventional production systems (H+W; T)
Roseraie 3 12 Technologies for outdoor systems: which application and opportunities? (PLF; T)
Roseraie 2 13 Innovations and technological advancements in small ruminant production with particular emphasis in Mediterranean semi-extensive or extensive systems (S+G; T)
Afternoon sessions: 14:00 – 18:00
Room name Session
Prestige Gratte Ciel 14 Sustainable livestock farming – defining metrics and rationalising trade-offs? (Part 2) (LFS; D ATF) WAAP/ATF
Tête D’or Lounge 15 Breeding for Climate Change – Mitigation. (G; P; ReLivestock) WAAP
Bellecour 2 (Streamed WAAP sessions) 16 Alternative and new feed resources to reduce feed/food competition and enhance circularity of livestock production (N; T) WAAP- streamed online
Bellecour 1 17 Climate care dairy farming: follow up (Part 2) (C; P; CCCFarming)
Gratte Ciel 2 18 Carcase grading for quality and efficiency – underpinning future sustainability of beef and lamb (C; T)
Bellecour 3 19 Advances in nutritional modelling and feeding systems (in memory of Daniel Sauvant) (N; D)
Gratte Ciel 1 20 Early career competition ‘Innovative approaches to pig and poultry production’, supported by Wageningen Academic Publishers (P; EC)
Tête D’or 2 21 Insects as feed: sustainability, legislation and safety (I; T)
Tête D’or 1 22 Environmental stress: mitigating the adverse effects on animal physiology (Ph; T)
Gratte Ciel 3 23 Improving animal welfare in conventional production systems (H+W; T)
Roseraie 3 24 New traits and proxies from sensor technologies for breeding purposes (G/PLF; T)
Roseraie 2 25 Molecular measures of diversity and their role in monitoring and management of breeds  (G; WG; Interbull, WG-AnGR)
Welcome and Ceremony awards from 6:15pm to 8pm

Morning sessions: 8:30-13:00

Room nameSession
The Amphitheatre26 PLENARY EAAP/WAAP – streamed on YouTube

Afternoon sessions:  Posters 14:00-15:00 – Theatre 15:00-18:30

Room nameSession
Prestige Gratte Ciel27 Breeding programs & strategies (G; B)
Foyer Amphitheatre Rhone28 Breeding for improved animal health and welfare. (G; T)
Foyer Amphitheatre Parc29 Innovative animal products and farming systems oriented to new consumer demand and trend (C; P; BovINE)
Tête D’or Lounge30 Looking back, looking forward – Research on Beef production and quality in China and France (CSBF) and between Australia-France-China (The Triangle Project) (C; T)

Bellecour 2

(Streamed WAAP sessions)

31 Pasture based solutions to realise a role for ruminants in a sustainable food system (LFS; T) WAAP- streamed online
Bellecour 1

32 Beyond rumen: role of nutrition in cattle’s intestinal health. (N; T)

Sponsor presentation – Selko

Gratte Ciel 233 Horses in farms and territories: challenges and new solutions (H; T)
Bellecour 334 Sustainable pig and poultry production, including the use of water (P; WG)
Gratte Ciel 135 Is there a future for experimental animal research in Europe and, if so, what is it? (P; P)
Tête D’or 236 Technologies in insect production + controlling quality (I; C)
Tête D’or 137 Omics and integrative analyses towards understanding inter-organ cross-talk and whole body physiology of livestock (Ph; T)
Gratte Ciel 338 Equal opportunities and open communication for early career scientists (yEAAP; EC)
Roseraie 339 TechCare and ClearFarm: pilots on PLF tools for monitoring animal welfare (PLF; P)
Roseraie 240 The transition from pregnancy to lactation in dairy goats and sheep (S+G; T)

Morning sessions: 8:30-13:00

Room nameSession
Prestige Gratte Ciel41 Open the black box: Using omics to better understand biological interpretation of complex traits. (G; T)
Foyer Amphitheatre Rhone

42 Animal genetics to address food security and sustainability. (G; P; FABRE-TP)

Sponsor presentation – Illumina

Foyer Amphitheatre Parc43 Better calves for better farms: how young stock can be the key to the success (C/G; D))
Tête D’or Lounge44 Building on a resilient dairy sector – from animal, farm and regional perspective (Part 1) (C; P; R4D/ADSA)

Bellecour 2

(Streamed WAAP sessions)

45 Transformation of livestock practices in response to society’s expectations on animal welfare, market demand for animal products and environmental issues (LFS; T) WAAP- streamed online
Bellecour 146 Innovation in ruminant nutrition and feeding (N; T)
Gratte Ciel 2

47 One-health, one nutrition, one Earth: role of nutrition in livestock production (N; D)

Bellecour 348 How can poultry farming systems evolve to meet the major societal and environmental challenges? (P; WG)
Gratte Ciel 149 Monoguthealth  (Part 1)(P; P)
Tête D’or 250 Insect genetics and reproduction (I; WG)
Tête D’or 151 Leveraging the microbiome for resilience and sustainability in ruminant production – insights from H2020 HoloRuminant (Ph; P)
Gratte Ciel 352 Nitrogen management in the dairy supply chain and other tools to improve the efficiency and sustainability of cattle farming (C; B)
Roseraie 353 PLF for health and welfare (Part 1) (PLF/H+W; T)
Roseraie 254 Life Green Sheep and farm management to adapt goat and sheep farming to climate change: solutions and experiments. (S+G; P)

Afternoon sessions:  Posters 14:00-15:00 – Theatre 15:00-18:30

Room nameSession
Prestige Gratte Ciel55 Breeding for Climate Change – Adaptation (G; P; ReLivestock) WAAP
Foyer Amphitheatre Rhone56 Establishing breeding programs in extensive systems (including developing regions) with climate change in mind (G; WG; FAGRWG)

Foyer Amphi-

theatre Parc

57 Grassland management and grassland-based feeding systems for efficient and sustainable milk and meat production (C; T)
Tête D’or Lounge58 The future of animal products: improved quality management, more alternatives or cell-based products? (C; D)

Bellecour 2

(Streamed WAAP sessions)

59 Environmental challenges of cattle tropical grazing systems (C; T; CIRAD, CaSSECS) WAAP- streamed online
Bellecour 160 Minerals in animal nutrition: supplementation (Part 1) (N; I)
Gratte Ciel 261 Resilient livestock farming systems in the face of climate and other global challenges – adaptation and mitigation. (LFS; T) WAAP
Bellecour 362 Poultry and Pig Low-input and Organic production systems’ welfare (P/H+W; P)
Gratte Ciel 163 Monoguthealth (Part 2) (P; P)
Tête D’or 264 Project session: Farmyng (I; P)
Tête D’or 165 Remote sensing applied to livestock farming: discovering physiological and ethological clues to optimize productive performance and animal welfare (Ph; T)
Gratte Ciel 366 Innovation in non-ruminant nutrition and feeding (N; T)
Roseraie 367 PLF for health and welfare (Part 2) (PLF/H+W; T)
Roseraie 268 Small Ruminant Technologies (Sm@RT) and Thematic network EuroSheep (S+G; P)

Morning sessions: 8:30-12:00 – Commissions mtgs 12:00-13:00

Room nameSession
Prestige Gratte Ciel

69 Methods and genomic prediction (G; B)

Genetics Commission Meeting

Foyer Amphitheatre Rhone70 Genetic parameters and GWAS (G; B)
Foyer Amphitheatre Parc71 Building on a resilient dairy sector – from animal, farm and regional perspective (Part 2) (C; P; R4D)
Tête D’or Lounge

72 Stakeholder and societal expectations of intrinsic and extrinsic quality of animal products: how to address them? (Part 1) (C; D)

Cattle Commission meeting

Bellecour 2

(Streamed WAAP sessions)

73 Molecules in animal nutrition: over and above building blocks (N; T) WAAP- streamed online
Bellecour 1

74 Balancing the feed for the economy, the environment, and society (N; T)

Nutrition Commission meeting

Gratte Ciel 2

75 Livestock based circularity for health and sustainable land use (LFS; T)

Livestock Farming Systems Commission meeting

Bellecour 3

76 Humans and horses: from One Health to One Life perspectives (H; T)

Horse Commission meeting

Gratte Ciel 1

77 Trade-offs between health, production and welfare in pigs and poultry: which tools do we have and what research is needed? (P; C)

Pig Commission meeting

Tête D’or 2

78 Insect nutrition (substrates) & insect health (I; T)

Insect Commission meeting

Tête D’or 1

79 Improved insight into the reproductive physiology of livestock (Ph; T)

Physiology Commission meeting

Gratte Ciel 3

80 Animal behaviour (H+W; B)

Health and Welfare Com. meeting

Roseraie 3

81 Precision feeding (PLF/N; T)

Precision Livestock Farming Commission meeting

Roseraie 2

82 Product quality and efficiency of small ruminant production systems (S+G; T)

Sheep and Goat Commission Meeting

Afternoon sessions: 14:00-18:00

Room nameSession
Prestige Gratte Ciel83 Genetic diversity (G; B)
Foyer Amphitheatre Rhone84 EuroFAANG: genotype-to-phenotype research across Europe and beyond (G; P) WAP-not streamed
Foyer Amphitheatre Parc85 The 3 forms of sustainability in the dairy supply chain (C; D) WAAP-not streamed
Tête D’or Lounge86 Stakeholder and societal expectations of intrinsic and extrinsic quality of animal products: how to address them? (Part 2) (C; D)

Bellecour 2

(Streamed WAAP sessions)

87 Carbon sources and sinks within global livestock systems (LFS; T) WAAP- streamed online
Bellecour 188 Minerals in animal nutrition: basal diet (Part 2) (N; I)
Gratte Ciel 289 Explainable models and artificial intelligence supporting farming decisions (PLF; T)
Bellecour 390 Genetics in horses (H; T)
Gratte Ciel 191 Nitrogen excretion and ammonia emission in pig and poultry production (P; B)
Tête D’or 292 Inflammation and energy metabolism in livestock (Ph; T)
Tête D’or 193 Recent advances on in vitro systems (from cell culture to in vitro digestion methods): relevance as alternatives to animal experimentation for livestock research (Ph; T)
Gratte Ciel 394 Animal welfare in alternative systems, welfare assessment and animal health (H+W; T)
Roseraie 395 Happy Delivering innovative and holistic milk based monitoring and decision-making PLF tools – collaboration with HappyMoo (PLF; P)
Roseraie 296 ERANET-funded “Grass To Gas” and EU-funded “SMARTER” projects (S+G; P)


Abbreviations after the title are (Organising Commission; Session Type)

Commissions are: Cattle (C), Genetics (G), Health and Welfare (H+W),  Horse (H), Insect (I), Livestock Farming Systems (LFS), Nutrition (N), Pig (P), Physiology (Ph), Precision Livestock Farming (PLF), Sheep and Goat (S+G), Animal Task Force (ATF)

Session types are:

Theme Sessions (T) are on key topics in animal science and consist of invited and offered papers
Industry sessions (I) are led and supported by Industry and comprise invited and offered papers
Free communications/Bottom-Up (B): these sessions will be created from submitted abstracts and titles will be announced in early April
Discovery Sessions (D) are invited single/multiple presentations on hot/emerging topics
Challenge Sessions (C) are free format (workshop, open committee, round table) to debate important issues, not theatre paper presentation
Early-career scientist’s Sessions (EC).
Project session (P) are sessions based around a project which wants to share its results, often combined with submitted abstracts.
Working Group sessions (WG) are the results of an EAAP working group.