Scientific Programme

Scientific Programme

MORNING

 

08:00

REGISTRATION (30 min)

08:40

OPENING OF THE SEMINAR
Alessandro Priolo (Convener of the Seminar)
Raúl Compés López (Director CIHEAM Zaragoza)
Aimable Uwizeye (Officer, FAO Rome)

09:00

Opening lecture: Small ruminants in Sicily
Antonio Natalello (University of Catania, IT)

09:15

Opening lecture: Forage resources in Sicily: current status and strategies for the future
Dario Giambalvo (University of Palermo, IT)

SESSION 1: ALTERNATIVE FEED RESOURCES AND SUSTAINABILITY

Chairs: Pilar de Frutos (IGM, ES), Abdelilah Araba (IAV, MA)

09:30

Keynote: Using local feed resources for livestock farming: Illusion or real promise?
Guillaume Martin, Myriam Grillot, Clémentine Meunier, Marc Moraine, Julie Ryschawy, Fabien Stark (INRAE, FR)

10:00

Keynote: Alternative feed resources and sustainability
Cletos Mapiye, Obert C. Chikwanha (Stellenbosch University, ZA)

10:30

Coffee break and Posters at the Cloister

11:15

Effect of peeling method, mode of production and variety of chestnut skins on in vitro rumen fermentation characteristics
Vincent Niderkorn, Angélique Torrent, Hervé Hoste 

 

Potential of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) fodder and seeds for sheep feeding under Tunisian conditions
Salah Benyoussef, Hichem Ben Salem

 

Impact of dried agro-industrial strawberry by-product as an alternative feed resource on rumen fermentation, milk production and quality, and blood parameters of lactating ewes
Amr S. Morsy, Yosra A. Soltan, Adel M. Saber, Elsad A. El-Wakeel

 

Acorn use as alternative feed resource: evaluation and impact on sustainability in southern Mediterranean cork oak forests
Boutheina Stiti, Maryem Khalfaoui, Salima Bahri, Nizar Moujahed, Abdelhamid Khaldi

 

Evaluation of forage quality of Vicia sativa and Pisum sativum genotypes cultivated in different environments
Apostolos P. Kyriazopoulos, Maria Irakli, Zoi M. Parissi, Theodoros Manousidis, Eleni M. Abraham

 

Effects of cocoa bean shell on goat milk yield and composition
Manuela Renna, Carola Lussiana, Letizia Colonna, Vanda Maria Malfatto, Antonio Mimosi, Paolo Cornale 

 

Potential risks associated with pesticides and heavy metals in agro-industrial by-products as feeds for livestock
Mahmoud HA. Hassan, Alejandro Belanche, Ignacio Martín-García, Manuel Romero-Huelva, Eva Ramos-Morales, David R. Yáñez-Ruiz

12:30

13:15

GENERAL DISCUSSION

Lunch

AFTERNOON

 

SESSION 2: ALTERNATIVE FEED RESOURCES AND SUSTAINABILITY
Chairs: Pieter Swanepoel (Stellenbosch University, ZA), Manuela Renna (University of Turin, IT)
15:00 Keynote: Modern domestication of Mediterranean pasture and fodder crop legumes
Phillip G.H. Nichols (University of Western Australia, AU)
15:30 Keynote: Emerging and sustainable feed source: insects
Laura Gasco (University of Turin, IT)
16:00 Coffee break and Posters at the Cloister
16:30 Characterization of lipids of Hermetia illucens and Tenebrio molitor meals as feed ingredients
Giuseppe Conte, Monica Tognocchi, Andrea Serra, Marcello Mele
  Developing synergies between the exploitation of the Mediterranean forests and their contribution to the food systems of small ruminants, a challenge for public policies: The case of Corsica
Jean-Paul Dubeuf, Regis Lorton
  Vetch forage: a promising alternative to cereal stubbles under conservation agriculture (CA) in Tunisia
Sourour Abidi, Salah Benyoussef, Hichem Ben Salem 
  Environmental impacts of seasonal sheep corrals in a dry Mediterranean ecosystem
Zaady Eli, Vinograd Arie, Kigel Jaime, Goldshleger Naftali, Shamir Omer, Basson Uri, Nejidat Ali, Diaz-Recka Damiana
 

Grape pomace: From waste to small ruminant feed and meat preservative
Obert C. Chikwanha, Cletos Mapiye

  Effect of the use of argan bark (Argania spinosa L.) in fattening lamb on growth performances, carcass characteristics and meat quality
Mohammed Benbati, Brahim Yassin, Kaoutar Elfazazi, Fatima El Yaakoubi, Mohammed Diouri, Abdelhafid Keli
  Incorporating pomegranate peels and pistachio hulls in concentrate feeds: effects on lambs’ meat quality
Hadhami Hajji, Semia Kdidi, Salma Bessalah, Mohamed Dbara, Mabrouk M. Seddik,  Touhami Khorchani, Mohamed Hammadi
  Root nodule formation in Trifolium subterraneum ssp. yanninicum under fluctuating soil moisture conditions
Gereltsetseg Enkhbat, Phillip G.H. Nichols, Megan H. Ryan, Yoshiaki Inukai, Kevin J. Foster, William Erskine
18:00 GENERAL DISCUSSION (about 45 minutes)
20:00 Welcome cocktail (Palazzo Biscari, Catania)

During the Welcome cocktail, the MANGIMI LEONE prize will be given to the best poster presented to the sessions 1 and 2

MORNING

SESSION 3: RESEARCH FUNDING: CONTEXT, DIRECTIONS, OPPORTUNITIES, AND SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLES
Chairs: David Yañez-Ruiz (EEZ-CSIC, ES), Antonio López-Francos (CIHEAM Zaragoza, ES)
08:30 Keynote: Future research priorities for sustainable livestock systems to achieve the sustainable development goals
Aimable Uwizeye (FAO, IT)
08:50 Keynote: Continued CORE Organic Network Support for European Organic Food and Framing Research under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme (2022-2027)
Ivana Trkulja (CORE ORGANIC – ICROFS, DK)
09:10 Keynote: PRIMA’s contribution to the funding of Research and Innovation in the field of agropastoralism and livestock systems
Fabrice Dentressangle (PRIMA, ES)
09:30 Coffee break and Posters at the Cloister
10:30 Green Sheep LIFE project for common estimates of carbon footprint at European level: comparison of different tools for sheep farms
Alberto Stanislao Atzori, Oscar del Hierro, Catalin Dragomir, Mauro Decandia, Cathal Buckley, Roberto Ruiz, Tim W.J. Keady, Jean Baptiste Dolle, S. Moreau
  PASTINNOVA – Innovative models for sustainable future of Mediterranean pastoral systems
Athanasios Ragkos, Antonello Franca, Marta Guadalupe Rivera-Ferre, Paride D’Ottavio, Jean-Paul Dubeuf, Antonio Lopez-Francos
  Mediterranean cross-border cooperation project for the sheep supply chain: JESMED
Taha Najar, Imen Belhadj Slimen, Ines Essid 
  LIVINGAGRO project – Cross border living labs for agroforestry
Pasquale Arca, Antonello Franca, Claudio Porqueddu, Panagiotis Kalaitzis, Konstantinos Blazakis, Lisa Radinovsky, Milad El Riachy, Peter Moubarak, Salam Ayoub, Sara Maltoni, Maurizio Mallocci, Roberto Lai, Mauro Forteschi, Federica Romano, Dina Porazzini, Alessandro Mancosu, Luciana Baldoni, Daniele Chiappini, Claudia Consalvo, Andrea Pisanelli
  LIPOMEC: towards a better understanding of ruminant milk lipolysis through an integrative biology approach in milk and mammary gland
Catherine Hurtaud, Laurence Bernard, Philippe Trossat, Marine Gelé, Sofia Meurisse, Anne Barbat, Didier Boichard, Hélène Larroque, Aurore Oudotte, Jean-Louis Poulet, Anne Thierry, Marion Boutinaud, Mylène Delosière, Andrea Rau, Muriel Bonnet, Christelle Cebo
  An inclusive and integrated development strategy for small ruminants in Morocco
Fatima-Zahra Najjar, Malek Hayder, Said Chatibi, Said Tazi, Nadia Naimi, Mohsen Daoudi, Lina Ramony, Jean-Claude Guesdon, Mohammed Bengoumi
11:45 GENERAL DISCUSSION
12:30 Lunch

AFTERNOON

SESSION 4: A STAGE FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS
Chairs: María del Mar Campo (University of Zaragoza, ES), Sourour Abidi (INRAT, TN)
14:00 Introduction
María del Mar Campo (University of Zaragoza, ES)
  Keynote: Circularity and emerging feeding solutions for sustainable small ruminant production systems
Saheed Salami (Alltech, UK)
  Dual-purpose management of perennial forbs sown with or without self-regenerating annual legumes for forage and nectar sources in a low-input dryland production system
Elizabeth Seeno, Serkan Ates, Shelby Filley, Jennifer MacAdam, Andony Melathopoulos
  Goat farming in the Majella National Park: grazing behavior and milk quality
Martina Ercolani, Leonardo Angelucci, Bernardo Valenti, Daniela Gigante, Luciano Morbidini, Simone Angelucci, Luciano Di Martino, Viviana Bolletta, Mariano Pauselli
  Responses of Mediterranean rangelands to increased summer droughts
Gerónimo A. Cardozo Cabanelas, Florence Volaire, Charlotte Barotin, Karim Barkaoui
  Cultivated fodders in the sheep feeding systems in the Algerian steppe; status and possibility to improve their resilience
Hadbaoui Ilyes, Senoussi Abdelhakim, Huguenin Johann
  Ecological characterization of the natural habitat of sulla flexuosa (Hedysarum flexuosum) in north-western Morocco
Soumaya Boukrouh, Jean-Luc Hornick, Ali Noutfia, Claire Avril, Mouad Chentouf, Jean-François Cabaraux 
  Use of cocoa byproduct in animal nutrition: the right way to improve livestock sustainability and human activity
Silvia Carta, Fabio Correddu, Eleni Tsiplakou, Anna Nudda
  Feeding chicory silage and supplementing Se-yeast to peripartum ewes may improve efficiency through subtle changes to metabolism and antioxidant health
Hunter Ford, Massimo Bionaz, Serkan Ates, Erminio Trevisi
  Could Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) flower co-products be used in ruminant nutrition?
Alessandro Vastolo, Serena Calabrò, Dieudonné Kiatti, Monica I. Cutrignelli
  Effects of replacing soybean meal with hempseed cake in goat finishing diets on growth, carcass and meat quality attributes
Farouk Semwogerere, Obert C. Chikwanha, Chenaimoyo L.F. Katiyatiya, Munyaradzi C. Marufu, Cletos Mapiye
  Effect of different assumption ways of limonene on physicochemical properties of goat kid meat
Maria F. Sgarro, Pasquale De Palo, Vincenzo Landi, Francesco Giannico, Aristide Maggiolino
  Black wattle (Acacia mearnsii) leaf-meal as an alternative fibre source in sheep finisher diets
Tulimo Uushona, Obert C. Chikwanha, Chenaimoyo L.F. Katiyatiya, Phillip E. Strydom, Cletos Mapiye
  May differences in ruminal antilipogenic fatty acids explain the individual variation of milk fat depression in goats and ewes?
Antonella Della Badia, Pablo G. Toral, Juan J. Loor, Pilar Frutos, Gonzalo Hervás
16:30 Coffee break and Posters at the Cloister
17:00 GENERAL DISCUSSION (about 1 hour)
19:00 Social dinner (Museo Diocesano, Catania)

At the end of the session, the best oral presentation and the best poster presented by an UNDER 35 will receive the ADM prize

MORNING

Technical tour: CORFILAC will welcome the participants and organize the technical visit.

08:00 Departure from Catania (Monastero dei Benedettini, Catania)

10:00 Coffee break

10:30 Introduction (Giuseppe Licitra, President of CORFILAC, IT)

11:00 Technical tour

12:30 Lunch

AFTERNOON

SPECIAL SESSION: IMPORTANCE OF RIGHT DIFFUSION AND TRANSFER OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Round table at CORFILAC (Ragusa, IT)
Animator: Hichem Ben Salem (INRAT, TN)
15:00 Keynote: Small Ruminant Research in a world of scavenging press
Serge Landau (Small Ruminant Research, Editor-in-chief)
  Keynote: Ethical issues in the animal science publishing
Marcello Mele (Italian Journal of Animal Science, Editor-in-chief)
  Keynote: Scientific and technological transfer as the bridge from research to stakeholders
Margherita Caccamo (CORFILAC, IT)
17:00

END OF WORKS & CONCLUDING REMARKS
Giuseppe Luciano (University of Catania, IT)
Magali Jouven (Coordinator Network Pasture and Forage Crops)
Hichem Ben Salem (Coordinator Network Sheep and Goat Nutrition)

17:30 Departure to Catania (arrival at 19:30)