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Seminar Training Course on "Adopting Smart Beef Cattle Feeding Techniques"

The Food and Fertilizer Technology Center (FFTC) in collaboration with the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) and Thailand's Suranaree University of Technology (SUT) organized a seminar training course on "Adopting Smart Beef Cattle Feeding Techniques" at SUT on June 2-4, 2017. The objectives included (1) conducting training for regional livestock farmers on the design of feed composition contributing to the environmental sustainability in their own language, (2) bringing together key researchers and share the current state of knowledge on beef cattle feeding technologies, especially for beef quality improvement and productivity, and (3) establishing an informal network committed to information sharing and collaborative research. Representatives from Thailand, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia gave oral presentations to about 150 participants that included beef cattle farmers in Thailand. Dr. Takashi Nagai (Head of NARO's International Relations Office) participated as chair person and Dr. Osamu Enishi (Head of Planning and Promotion Section of Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science) gave a talk on the feeding management of beef cattle in Japan.