Devenish Nutrition gives its backing to EAAP2016
Final plans are in place for Europe's major animal science conference in Northern Ireland this summer.
The 67th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science - the first to be held in Northern Ireland - will run from 29th August to 2nd September at the Waterfront Conference Centre in Belfast. The conference is being hosted by the British Society of Animal Science.
Dr John Gilliland, agricultural director of Devenish Nutrition - the conference's principle sponsor - said: “We are pleased to support this major international livestock science conference in Belfast.
"Northern Ireland has a long tradition of producing high quality food and, as a local company with a global presence, we believe that application of new science in livestock production systems is critical if we are to feed the ever growing world population in a sustainable way.
“In Devenish we also believe that food and farming innovation can play a major role in improving human health as evidenced by our work in partnership with Moy Park and Waitrose, in which we have introduced the UK’s first chicken that is a source of omega 3”.
In addition to principal sponsorship of the Conference, Devenish are also hosting an industry technical session entitled 'Healthy Livestock Products for Healthy Humans' and a visit to their research and heritage farm facility near Dowth in Co Meath.