Cuba to Hold 6th International Congress of Animal Production
The 6th International Congress of Tropical Animal Production 2018 will be held from October 29 to November 2 at the Convention Center of this capital, according to its organizers.
In a press conference about the celebration of the meeting, the president of the scientific committee, Maria Felicia Diaz, said that one of its objectives is the evaluation of methods that, with a systemic approach, allow the sustainable increase of animal production and its ability to adapt to different events related to climate change. Under the slogan 'For the resilience of livestock systems,' this edition of the congress will be focused, fundamentally, on the exchange of experiences on the management of an animal mass that could be able to achieve environmental and economic sustainability over time, Diaz said. Among the issues exposed to discussion will be the development of pastures, fodder and other crops of interest for animal production, and the use of agricultural and industrial by-products that can be transformed into food for livestock, added the official. Likewise, the improvement and conservation of animal genetic resources and the nutrition and reproduction of the different species of economic interest within the animal exploitation such as cow, buffalo, pigs and poultry, will be discussed. Sponsored by the Cuban Association of Animal Production, the Experimental Station of Pastures and Fodder 'Indio Hatuey' and the Institute of Animal Science, the event will be attended by 400 participants.