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Sustainable Poultry Production in Europe - Poultry Science Symposium

The 31st Poultry Science Symposiium aims to explore and ultimately define sustainability in the context of poultry production in Europe and to answer the questions around how we achieve a resilient and successful poultry industry. With UK and international invited speakers, representing industry and academia, the programme will explore the three pillars of sustainability: Environment; Economic and Social. Full details of the speakers and programme can be found here.   

Jan Venneman new Director of EFFAB  

EFFAB is proud to announce that Jan Venneman will be taking up the position of EFFAB Director in Brussels.
Jan Venneman is currently Director International Relations at CRV, the Netherlands. Jan brings a wealth of experience with the breeding industry and with European policy processes. A combination that will make him an excellent Director for EFFAB.
Jan will mainly work from the EFFAB office in Brussels.
We wish Jan a bright future at EFFAB!

Register Now: RuminOmics Technical Visit "Methane and Feed Efficiency in Dairy Cows"

The FP7 research project RuminOmics invites industry representatives for a Technical Visit on Methane and Feed Efficiency in Dairy Cows on Wednesday June 25, 2014 in Nottingham, UK, 9:00 - 13:00. 

The RuminOmics Technival Visit will organise discussion between industry representatives and researchers on state-of-the-art developments regarding feed efficiency and methane emission in dairy cows. The visit is aimed at acquanting industry representatives with the hands-on experimental work of the RuminOmics research project, and to have your input on the tools under development and their applicability for industrial use. 
The Technical Visit is organised alongside the Nottingham Feed Conference, which is held on June 24 & 25 2014 and is aimed at representatives of feed and breeding industry, researchers and other people interested in this field. 

Funding is available to accomodate travel costs of participants. For more information please contact us at 

You can register by sending an email to
For more information, click here or visit the RuminOmics website

RuminOmics Summer School

RuminOmics, an EU FP7 project, has announced that applications are now being accepted for its Summer School at Piacenza, Italy. The summer school will be from 8th-10th June 2014. The Summer School will focus on the relationship between the animal genome and the intestinal microbiome and their impact on livestock production and the environment. 

For more information on the event, application and financial support forms, go 

Code-EFABAR 2014/2016 successfully launched in Brussels
Code-EFABAR, the voluntary code of good practice for farm animal breeding and reproduction is re-launched in Brussels this week. With the new Code-EFABAR, animal breeders show their commitment to responsible breeding and go beyond existing legislation. Mr. Denis Simonin, European Commission / DG Sanco, praised this breeders’ initiative to work together to improve practice. The Danish Pig Research Centre received the first certificate of the new Code-EFABAR.


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August 2015

August 31st: EAAP Annual Meeting, Warsaw, Poland - Animal Task Force and EAAP Special Session. Read more

Annual meeting


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