The 50th Anniversary of the California Net Energy Systems Symposium will be held on the UC Davis campus, September 12-14, 2018. This symposium builds on the pioneering work of Professors Lofgreen and Garrett who published their system in the Journal of Animal Science in 1968. Their paper became the basis for how growing cattle are fed worldwide today, and was the most cited paper in animal science journals for over 25 years. The symposium focus will thus be on cattle energetics, and how the system has been used since 1968 to improve our understanding of animal growth and nutrition through the presentation of fundamental and applied research by national and international speakers.
The program was designed to encompass key issues in animal nutrition ranging from energy utilization at the animal level to energy interactions at the cellular and subcellular levels. Thirty-one internationally recognized speakers in a number of areas were identified and will give “state-of-the-science” presentations in each program session. In this way, participants will have the opportunity to listen to some of the best scientists in their field and interact with other scientists to create rich partnerships for further interaction.