Global Initiatives

NARO International Symposium


Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, NARO (NILGS)


September 21, 2017 (Thu) 13:10-16:30


Norin Hall, Tsukuba Business-Academia Cooperation Support Center
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries


Overall Coordinator: Dr. Kenichi Yayo (NILGS)
13:10-13:20 Opening Address
Dr. Tokio Imbe, President, NARO
13:20-13:55 Animal production and science in New Zealand
Dr. Ron Ronimus, Senior Research Scientist, AgResearch

Chair: Dr. Makoto Mitsumori (NILGS)
13:55-14:30 Grazing research in New Zealand and its application in Hokkaido - Opportunities to improve profitability by better utilization of pasture
Mr. Keith Betteridge, Former Research Scientist, AgResearch

Chair: Dr. Yasuko Togamura (NILGS)
14:30-15:05 Current situation of feed research in Korea
Dr. Jong Geun Kim, Assistant Professor, Seoul National University

Chair: Dr. Kazuhisa Nonaka (NILGS)
15:05-15:20 Coffee Break
15:20-15:45 Current state and future development of sustainable livestock production in East Asia
Dr. Naoto Ishikawa, Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba

Chair: Dr. Osamu Enishi (NILGS)
15:45-16:10 Japanese livestock production utilizing ICT: Present State and near
Dr. Atsuo Ikeguchi, Professor, Utsunomiya University

Chair: Dr. Kazuyoshi Suzuki (NILGS)
16:10-16:35 In vitro production of fertile oocytes in domestic and laboratory mammals
Dr. Yuji Hirao, Leader of the Embryo Production Research Unit, NILGS

Chair: Dr. Makoto Hirako (NILGS)
16:35-16:40 Closing Remarks
Dr. Akihiro Sasaki, Senior Vice-president, NARO