Livestock Industries’ Future – Value or Volume?

AUSTRALIA - Australasia’s major annual livestock industries’ science conference – Horizons in Livestock Sciences – will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand, from 28-30 October.
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Hosted by New Zealand’s AgResearch and Australia’s CSIRO Livestock Industries (CLI), this year’s Conference will provide some of the world’s leading agri-business leaders and scientists with an opportunity to examine the commercial future for high-value food and fibre farm products.

Discussions will cover: the current drivers of change in animal agriculture, cutting edge science for the future, and the responses of the dairy, meat and fibre sectors to recent major shifts in market demand and policy directions.

CLI Chief, Dr Alan Bell, says Horizons in Livestock Sciences 2008 will focus on the debate about on-farm value adding.

“Both Australia’s and New Zealand’s livestock industries are experiencing a period of great change,” Dr Bell says. “The Conference provides an ideal opportunity for some of the world’s leading experts in a variety of related industry fields to debate important questions like: ‘Should our countries focus on producing more milk or higher value milk; more meat or higher value meat; and likewise for wool? Or do we focus on volume and value simultaneously?’

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