SASAS Congress

50th SASAS Congress Detailed Scientific PROGRAMME

“Golden Innovations for Sustainable Animal Agriculture”

 

Monday 18th September, 2017:  

 

10:00 Council meeting                                 

10:00 Delegates arrive for registration  

14:00 - 15:00 Student Presentations

15:00 - 18:00 Student Quiz

18:00 “Mingle the night off” function      

Tuesday 19th September, 2017:  

08:00 – 09:00 Registration and Refreshments  

 

Opening Session

Chairperson: Dr M Mapekula

09:00 – 09:10 Opening Word and Prayer (TBA)

09:10 – 09:25 Welcoming - Deprtment of Rural Development amd Agrarian Reform MEC/HOD (TBA)

09:25 – 09:35 Formal welcoming (Prof M.M. Scholtz)

09:35 – 09:50 Speech by Honorary President (TBA)

09:55 – 10:25 Keynote address – Animal Science and SASAS 50th Congress (Prof J.B.J. Van Ryssen)

10:25 – 10:30 Poster Session review (Prof C. Kadzere)

10:30 – 11:00 Tea Break (Poster viewing - Stand by your poster)

 

Plenary Session: Invited Speakers

Chairperson: Prof V. Muchenje

11:00 – 11:30 Dohne Agric. Development Institute and its impact in the Eastern Cape Agriculture (Dr A. Aucamp, Dohne)

11:30 – 12:00 Animal Science and the University of Fort Hare over the last 100 years (Prof L. Wotshela, UFH)

12:00 – 12:30 Animal Agriculture in Africa (Prof D. Mpairwe – Makerere University, Uganda)

12:30 – 13:00 Role of Technology in sustainable livestock production (Dr D. Harmernik, USA)

13:00 – 13:05 Poster Session review (Prof C. Kadzere)

13:05 – 14:00 Lunch Break (Poster viewing - Stand by your poster)

 

Parallel sessions ()

 

 Parallel Session 1

Parallel Session 2

Parallel Session 3

Theme & chairperson

Climate change and animal science (7)

Ruminant Nutrition (7)

Animal Breeding and Genetics (8)

14:00 – 14:30

Invited speaker: (TBA)

Invited Speaker: (TBA )

Invited speaker: Dr J. Van der Westhuizen

14:30 – 14:45

 

 

 Invited Speaker: Dr Delport

14:45 – 15:00

 

 

 

15:00 – 15:15

 

 

 

15:15 – 15:30

 

 

 

15:30 – 15:35

Poster reviewing according to sessions

15:35 – 15:55

Tea Break (Poster viewing - Stand by your poster)

 

 Parallel Session 4

Parallel Session 5

Parallel Session 6

Theme & chairperson

Meat Science

Poultry Nutrition & Products

Wild life Sciences/Production

15:55 – 16:25

Invited Speaker: Dr J. Sartin, USA “Kisspeptin as a novel regulator of GH”

Invited Speaker: Dr T.T. Nkukwana, UP Presentation title

Invited Speaker: Adri Kitshoff-Botha,  Wildlife Ranching SA  “Recent developments in the wildlife sector”

 

16:25 – 16:40

 

Invited speaker: (TBA/SAPA)

 

16:40 – 16:55

 

 

 

16:55 – 17:10

 

 

 

17:10 – 17:25

 

 

 

 

 

18:15 – 22:00 Eastern Cape Heritage Evening Function

 

Wednesday 20th September, 2017:    

 

08:00 – 08:30 Registration and Refreshments         

 

Industry/Plenary Session – Invited speakers

Chairperson: Prof L.C. Hoffman

08:30 – 09:00 Poultry Science (TBA Kevin/SAPA)

09:00 – 09:30 Meat Science (Dr D. Bole, USA)

09:30-10:00 Farm to Fork approach to Meat Science (Prof. V. Muchenje)

10:00 – 10:30 Economics in Animal Production (Mr P. Makube FNB)

10:30 – 10:35 Poster session review (Prof C. Kadzere)

10:35-11:00 Tea break (Poster viewing - Stand by your poster)

 

Industry/Plenary Session – Invited speakers

Chairperson: Prof C. Kadzere

 

11:00 - 11-30 Genomics Overview Prof Este vanMarle-Koster, UP

11:30 - 12:00 Public acceptance of GMOs (Dr Meghan Wulster-Radcliffe, USA)

12:00 – 12:30 Climate change and Animal Science: Prof R.E. Schulze, Affiliation Presentation title

12:30 - 13:00 Publication process Prof Victor Mlambo, NWU

13:00 – 13:05 Poster Session review (Prof C. Kadzere)

13:05 – 14:00 Lunch Break (Poster viewing - Stand by your poster)

 

Parallel Sessions ()

 

 Parallel Session 7

Parallel Session 8

Parallel Session 9

Theme & chairperson

Animal Welfare and health 

 

Aquaculture

Pig Production

14:00 – 14:30

Invited Speaker: Dr James Sartin, USA “Appetite control by the brain in disease”

Invited speaker: Dr Niall Vine, UFH“Presentation title”

Invited speaker: (TBA-Piggery/SAPPO)

14:30 – 15:00

Invited speaker: Dr Y.Z. Njisane, UFH “Livestock production conditions and their subsequent effects on product quality”

Invited speaker: Mr Mavume “Marine culture in South Africa”

Invited speaker: Prof M. Chimonyo “Recent developments in pig research”

15:00 - 15:15

 

 

 

15:15 - 15-30

 

 

 

15:30 – 15:35

Poster reviewing according to sessions

15:35 – 15:55

Tea Break (Poster viewing - Stand by your poster)

 

 Parallel Session 10

Parallel Session 11

Parallel Session 12

Theme & chairperson

Dairy Science

Beef Production

Small Stock Production/Extension

15:55 – 16:25

Invited Speaker: Mr Buchner

Invited Speaker: (Rege-TBA)

Invited Speaker: Prof S. Cloete Western Cape Agriculture “Presentation title”

16:25 – 16:40

 

 

 

16:40 – 16:55

 

 

 

 

17:00 – 18:00 SASAS AGM meeting

19:00 – 23:00  Congress Gala Dinner

 

Thursday 21st September, 2017:

 

08:00 – 09:00 Registration and Refreshments         

 

Panel Discussions: Hot Topics

Chairperson: Prof J. Mupangwa

 

09:00 – 10:00 Communicating science among scientists and the public; through publications and extension (Dr Debora Hamernik; Dr James Sartin; Prof Joseph Francis; Prof France Lategan)

 

Chairperson: Prof F. Swanepoel

 

10:00 – 11:00 Research and education for sustainable animal agriculture (Prof Charles Kadzere; Prof Norman Casey; Prof Norman Mwaishe; Dr Meghan Wulster-Radcliffe)

11:00 – 11:30 Tea Break (Pick up your poster)

 

Plenary Session: Closing Ceremony

Chairperson: Dr J. Rust

11:30 – 12:00  Summary of the Congress (Prof V. Muchenje)

12:00 – 12:30 Remarks from the chairperson and handover (Dr. M. Mapekula)

12:30 – 12:45 Closing remarks (SASAS President)

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch/Lunch packs and Departure

 

 

Friday 22nd September, 2017:

 

Side Event: Student Training in Meat Science and Scientific Publications