7:30h – Registration

8:30h – Opening Ceremony (30 min)

9h – Forage Conservation:

Interpretation of chemical, microbial, and organoleptic components of silages

(Limin Kung Jr. – University of Delaware) (30 min)

Present and future of microbial inoculants for silages

(Lucas Mari – Lallemand, Brazil) (30 min)

Discussion (20 min)

Coffee break (30 min)

Volunteered papers (2) (30 min)

Chemical additives for silages: When to use and what options we have

(Horst Auerbach – KONSIL Europe GmbH, Germany) (30 min)

Discussion (20 min)

14h – New Technologies

Strategies to explore the potential of corn hybrids

(Thiago Bernardes – University of Lavras) (30 min)

Recent advances and future technologies for silage harvesting

(Brian Luck – University of Wisconsin) (30 min)

Discussion (20 min)

Coffee break (30 min)

Volunteered papers (2) (30 min)

Profiling of metabolome and bacterial community dynamics in silages

(Xusheng Guo – Lanzhou University, China) (30 min)

Discussion (20 min)

19h – Conference Dinner (included in the registration fee)


9h – Animal feeding:

Fiber quality and forage allocation throughout lactation

(Michael Allen – Michigan State University, USA) (30 min)

Ensiling total mixed ration for ruminants

(João Daniel – State University of Maringa) (30 min)

Discussion (20 min)

Coffee break(30 min)

Volunteered papers (2) (30 min)

Physically effective fiber recommendations for high producing dairy cows

(Karen Beauchemin – Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada) (30 min)

Discussion (20 min)

14h – Forage Conservation:

Baled silages management

(Giorgio Borreani – University of Torino, Italy) (30 min)

Challenges and perspectives of tropical grasses silages

(Thiago Silva – Federal Rural University of Amazônia) (30 min)

Discussion (20 min questions)

Coffee break (30 min)

Volunteered papers (2) (30 min)

Summary of the VI ISFQC (20 min)

Closing Ceremony (10 min)