Advances in nutritional science to meet the current and future challenges faced by the animal feed industry take centre stage at the 5th annual Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada (ANCC), May 10-14, 2021.
Delivered within a new interactive platform, the conference will provide unique opportunities for all participants to learn, share and network in a dynamic digital environment that closely mirrors the traditional in-person event. To accommodate all participants, simultaneous presentations will be offered in English and French.
Themed “Feeding the Future: Precision Nutrition for Tomorrow’s Animal,” it is hosted by the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC), the national trade association for Canada’s feed industry.
“We are very excited to offer participants a robust and interactive ANCC 2021,” says Melissa Dumont, Executive Director of ANAC. Moving the conference to a virtual platform has been important for ANAC to ensure that despite restrictions, the ANCC continues to deliver educational and networking opportunities for the industry. “We look forward to learning and sharing with colleagues across the industry in this truly national forum. ANCC has become a ‘must attend’ event for anyone wishing to keep up with the latest animal nutrition developments and meet up with colleagues from across the country.”
The ANCC features highly respected speakers from across Canada and around the world, discussing topics shaping the future of the feed industry. “There is a surge of new optimism and energy across our industry as we move past the challenges of the past year and look forward,” says Holly McGill of Wallenstein Feed & Supply, ANCC Program Chair. “Presentations will share the latest science-based knowledge on nutritional models and technologies that will not only improve animal health, welfare, and production, but better prepare the industry for the demands of tomorrow.”
ANCC offers a unique, multi-species, industry-driven conference that brings together colleagues from diverse areas of expertise, says Mark Cameron of More Than Just Feed Inc., ANAC Board Representative. “There is something here for everyone involved in animal nutrition. It’s a one-stop event that allows participants to learn what’s coming down the pipeline across all species groups and areas of progress.” In addition to a diverse program featuring a balance of big picture and species-specific technical topics, the ANCC will also showcase industry partners and graduate student research from across Canada.
Generous support from sponsors makes the breadth and depth of the event possible, says Bertrand Medina of Probiotech, ANCC Sponsorship Chair. “We continue to be very fortunate to have tremendous support from our industry partners, who see the value in this event and have really stepped up to make sure the 2021 conference continues to meet the high expectations of participants.”
Active student participation remains a key element of the conference, including the graduate student research poster competition, student-oriented online learning opportunities and new this year, a career networking event. “The role of ANCC in supporting students remains essential”, says Rachel Gervais of Université Laval, ANCC Academic Chair. “For many students, it is an invaluable experience and this conference introduces them to the industry and sets them on a course to rewarding careers. This investment in the next generation is a critical part of what makes Canada’s animal nutrition and feed industry successful.”
Complete program details and registration information are available on the ANCC website. Follow at #ancc2021.