About

Our world has been changing ever faster with global warming and then the upheaval of the pandemic and the influence of social media. Global warming is making an impact on our continent, and according to ILRI by 2050 heat stress induced by climate change may drastically alter livestock production in Africa. Our congress will focus on some of these issues, with international experts invited to address us on these issues. International experts have been invited to address some of these issues at the congress. The congress, covid willing, will be a hybrid congress incorporating in-person attendance with live streaming only of the main venue. Parallel sessions will be available on the virtual platform for viewing at your leisure. The parallel session will not be live-streamed due to the costs involved.

3
Days
13
Speakers
9
Sponsors
75
Sessions

53rd Annual SASAS Congress 2022

Speakers

Edward Nesamvuni
Edward Nesamvuni
Gavin Whitelaw
Gavin Whitelaw
Jean Rust
Jean Rust
Animal Research Directorate Döhne Agricultural Development Institute
Sikhumbuzo Mbizeni
Sikhumbuzo Mbizeni
Senior lecturer UNISA) in the Department of Agriculture and Animal Health
John Roche
John Roche
Chief Science Adviser New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries
Michael MacNeil
Michael MacNeil
Delta G
Florence Nherera
Florence Nherera
Principal Natural Scientists
Neil Duncan
Neil Duncan
Johann Zietsmann
Johann Zietsmann
Norman Maiwashe
Norman Maiwashe
Jackie Tucker
Jackie Tucker
Director Keystone Collection
Dewald Olivier
Dewald Olivier
Executive Officer South African Feedlot Association (SAFA)
Prof Albert Modi
Prof Albert Modi
Deputy Vice-Chancellor College of Agriculture Engineering and Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Program

Stages
Plenary (Elephant Room)

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

Session 1: Welcome - President of SASAS

10:30 - 10:45

Welcome to KZN - Prof Albert Modi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Head of College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science - UKZN

10:45 - 11:00
Prof Albert Modi Prof Albert Modi

Opening address - Prof Edward Nesamvuni - Hon President: SASAS

11:00 - 11:30
Edward Nesamvuni Edward Nesamvuni

Early Farmers in KwaZulu-Natal: the archaeological evidence

11:30 - 12:30
Gavin Whitelaw Gavin Whitelaw

LUNCH

12:30 - 13:30

Session 2: Sustainable, climate resilient livestock production systems for South African livestock?

13:30 - 14:15
Jean Rust Jean Rust

Emerging & re-emerging disease challenges due to increased environmental temperatures

14:15 - 15:00
Sikhumbuzo Mbizeni Sikhumbuzo Mbizeni

TEA

15:00 - 15:15

Parallel session 1: Ngcobo, Jabulani Nkululeko et al A comparative study on the reproductive performance of South African indigenous sheep breeds following oestrus synchronization

15:15 - 15:30

Lambrechts, H, et al. Assessment of the post-insulation viability and potential fertilizing ability of ejaculated spermatozoa using a sperm functional test

15:30 - 15:45

Thabethe, Fortune et al (online) Response in growth performance of South African indigenous Windsnyer pigs to dietary inclusion of Amarula oil cake diets

15:45 - 16:00

Mudau, Fhulufhelo, et al. (online) Application of convolution neural networks in the detection and quantification of tick burdens on cattle.

16:00 - 16:15

van Rensburg, Waldo, et al. (online) Manipulation of the rumen environment with the inclusion of canola oil to increase the rumen undegradable protein fraction of feedstuffs

16:15 - 16:30
Rhino Parallel Session

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

LUNCH

12:30 - 13:30

TEA

15:00 - 15:15

Parallel session 1: Mpanza TDE, et al: Growth performance, methane emission, ruminal fermentation and microbial composition of the meat-master lambs fed barley sprout

15:15 - 15:30

Mbukwane, Mbuso, et al: Apparent ileal nutrient digestibility of broilers fed maize-soy-based diets with elevated levels of sunflower meal supplemented with enzymes

15:30 - 15:45

Matshepo Hlohlongoane, et al Effect of game species on shelf life, volatiles compounds and fatty acid profiles of impala, springbok and mountain reedbuck

15:45 - 16:00

Bopape M.A., et al Β-sitosterol as an alternative to oxytetracycline: effect on growth performance, feed intake and utilization efficiency, and meat quality of broiler chickens

16:00 - 16:15

Fushaia, F Effects on nutrient digestibility of 10% dietary inclusion of high-fibre Macadamia (Integrifolia tetraphylla) oil cake with supplementary exogenous enzymes

16:15 - 16:30
Buffalo Room

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

LUNCH

12:30 - 13:30

TEA

15:00 - 15:15

Parallel session 1: Mogano RR, et al. Modelling environmental suitability and estimating effective population size of South African indigenous chickens: Implication for conservation

15:15 - 15:30

Madilindim M.A et al. Genetic analysis of predicted gross feed efficiency in first-parity South African Holstein cows

15:30 - 15:45

Sampson, Caitlin Leigh, et al. Preliminary results on the influence of feather harvesting practices on the welfare of ostriches

15:45 - 16:00

Muvhali, Pfunzo, et al. Genetic and environmental parameters for behavioural responses towards humans in farmed ostriches

16:00 - 16:15

Kekana, Molatelo, et al Provision of different degrees of shade influences the physiology and thermoregulatory behaviour of ostrich chicks

16:15 - 16:30

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