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Call For Papers

International Congress on the Breeding of Cattle and Pigs

Agriculture and Science are Shaping the Future

“Cattle and Pig Breeding and Husbandry Faced with the Conflicting Demands of the Socio-Economic Environment”

22 to 24 September in Bonn

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) will host the “International Congress on the Breeding of Cattle and Pigs” from 22 to 24 September in Bonn. The aim of this conference is to deepen cooperation between cattle and pig farmers worldwide and to discuss the most recent scientific findings in this area. We are looking forward to an interesting conference covering a wide array of livestock science topics for scientists and practitioners:

  • Animal breeding and genetics: what will cattle and pig breeding look like in the future?
  • Robust breeds, animal genetic resources and gene banks
  • Economy: how can the profitability of cattle and pig farming be improved?
  • Animal husbandry: what needs do cattle and pigs have?
  • Climate change: what are the effects and the impact of cattle and pigs on the environment and climate protection?
  • Animal health: what are the opportunities of breeding for resistance?
  • How do different factors affect sustainability and interdisciplinarity – for instance, caught between the conflicting priorities of animal welfare, resource efficiency and economy?
  • How to achieve biodiversity, bioeconomy and sustainability in cattle and pig breeding
  • Other topics

We would like to ask all those interested in giving a lecture or displaying a poster at the International Cattle and Pig Conference to submit a summary of their contributions here.

Click here to download the template for the abstracts.

The deadline for entries is 17th May 2020.
Applicants will be informed by the beginning of June whether their contribution has been accepted as a presentation or poster for the conference.

The summary must be submitted in English and should not exceed 250 words. The contribution should cover the issue under discussion, the applied method and statistics, a summary of the findings and conclusions, and should state the objective and significance for cattle and pig farming. The lectures and posters must be presented in English.

The abstracts of the presentations and posters selected for the conference will be published in a special issue of the journal Genetic Resources http://www.genresj.org/.

The travel expenses of the speakers and presenters (in particular from developing and emerging countries) may be reimbursed by the BMEL in accordance with the Federal Act on Travel Expenses (Bundesreisekostengesetz).

Please do not hesitate to contact us here should you have any questions.

We welcome you forwarding the “Call for papers” to other interested parties.

We look forward to seeing you in Bonn.

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