On May 24 a group of animal breeders and animal nutritionists met to explore the opportunities for collaboration and exchange between disciplines.
The meeting showed that there are many topics in common between the disciplines, of which Resource Efficiency was a big one, and that there are many opportunities to extend this further. This requires that people know each other, that there are faces with names, and to understand the other discipline a bit better. It might sometimes just be as easy as storing a DNA sample (e.g. hair, blood, etc.) for those animals that participate in a nutritional trial. Or making sure that the animals in the experiment have the aimed genetic potential.
This initiated meeting was a fruitful start and will have bilateral follow-ups on common topics, but will also be repeated in a year from now.