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APRIL, 26-30, 2021

You are very welcome to this virtual ICAR-Interbull conference that will be held between April 26 and April 30.

Presenters in the Conference Sessions will prerecord their presentations. These will be made available as videos to the participants ahead of the conference. The conference sessions itself will be held every day between 2 and 5 PM CET. These will consist of short summary pitches of the concerned presentations and a discussion with options for remote participation.

Friesland was once the nursery of the Friesian cows. These were exported in large numbers in the 19th and 20th century and served as the basis for the worldwide population of Holstein Friesian cows. Visiting the ICAR - INTERBULL 2021 Conference in Leeuwarden is more than just visiting a regular ICAR or Interbull Conference, it’s where old traditions and a smart future meet.

By 2050, the global population will have grown to around 9.5 billion people. Unless we change our patterns of production and consumption, we risk exhausting the planet’s resources. Circular agriculture should enable us to produce enough food for everyone within the boundaries set by our planet.

Circular agriculture is based on the principle of optimizing the use of all biomass. The waste streams of one supply chain can be the raw materials for another. In this scenario, animals would to a much greater extent be fed from human food waste. Achieving this kind of circular agriculture systems will require smart integration between plant-based and animal-based supply chains.

Better data and converting these data into easy to use management information will allow for better decisions in breeding, feeding and taking proper care of animal health and well-being, all this in support of the overall strive for a more sustainable food production. 

Registration for the conference

Registration is possible until April 18, 2021