CINOR 2008 Conference Program


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The CINOR is first and foremost a conference whose goal is to review the current status and future prospects of the Normande breed in the world today. This conference will bring together many of the world’s associations, in particular Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, Canada, Belgium, Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, as well as Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela and possibly others. It will last two days and take place in the Exhibition Hall at the World Dairy Expo in Madison.

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Tuesday 30 September

8 – 8:30 am

Various Introductions

8:30 – 10:00 am

Presentations from associations from all over the world

10:00 – 10:20 am

Break

10:20 – 12:30 pm

Topic 1: Adaptability of the Normande breed to grazing throughout the world and overall functional qualities (sturdiness, fertility, etc…)

Panel Monitor

Joel McNair, Editor, Graze Magazine, Wisconsin

Panelists:

Ms. Catherine Hurtaud for Luc Delaby, INRA Rennes (French National Agronomy Research Institute), and Haras du Pin Research Station, Normandy, France; High/Low grain diets effects on Holstein/Normande herd
Bernard Houssin, Experimental farm of Blanche Maison, Chamber of Agriculture of Normandy, France (presented by C. Hurtaud)
Prof. Steve Washburn, Animal Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC: a special report on fertility in U.S. dairy cows.
Dan Vosberg, Graze columnist and grazier, Normande breeder, Wisconsin
Testimonies from other various U.S. Normande breeders
Representatives from Chile, Ireland, Colombia and Uruguay.

12:30 – 1:10 pm

Lunch break at Expo

1:10 – 3:30 pm

Topic 2: Use of the Normande for crossbreeding purposes in both intensive and extensive systems around the world

Panel Monitor

Prof. Dennis Johnson, Animal Science, University of Minnesota-Morris.

Panelists

Dr. Kent Waigel, Assoc. Professor, Dairy Science, UW Madison: crossbreeding: introduction and potential advantages
Prof. Steve Washburn, Animal Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC: crossbreeding in low input systems
Prof. Les Hansen, Applied Genetics, Animal Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN; last results from California studies
Dan Vosberg, grazier, Wisconsin, US
Testimonies from other Normande breeders from the U.S., Chile and Uruguay

Wednesday 1 October

8:30 – 10:20 am

Topic 3: Beef qualities of the Normande breed, with a special consideration on finishing off on grass

Panel Monitor

Mike Mueller (or other NANA member)

Panelists

Prof. Jeff Lehmkuhler, Extension, University of Wisconsin in Madison: performance of Normande steers raised on grass as well as results from the Arlington Research Station)
Valérie Dodelin, Director, French Normande Association, representing the Institute of Livestock (Institut de l’Elevage), Beef Division, Paris, France: Beef qualities of the Normande breed
Brian Toivola, former president, North American Normande Association: report from 40 years of experience with the Normande beef qualities
Violeta Parietti, Uruguay Normande Society, Montevideo, Uruguay: crossbreeding Normandes with Angus

10:20 – 10:45

Break

10:45am – 1:00 pm

Topic 4: Cheese-making qualities of the Normande milk from a technical and marketing point of view, with a comprehensive look at the importance of BB Kappa Caseine

Panel Monitor

Parker Bosley, Chef/Farmers Market Coordinator, Cleveland, Ohio

Panelists

Catherine Hurtaud, INRA Rennes (French National Agronomy Research Institute), Rennes, France. Role and importance of the size of fat miscelle and of the BB Kappa Casein for cheesemaking.
Jean-Pierre Touzé, Extension Agent, France: The role and advantages of BB Kappa Casein in cheese making
Bernard Houssin, Experimental farm of Blanche Maison, Chamber of Agriculture of Normandy, France; influence of nutrition on organoleptic and nutritional qualities of dairy products. (presented by Catherine Hurtaud)
Patrick Mercier, Normande breeder, President of the Raw Milk Authentic Normandy Camembert Syndicate, Normandy, France.
Mateo Kehler, Jasper Hill Farm, Normande breeder and farmstead cheese maker, Greensboro, Vermont (presented by Jerome Chateau);
Alba Caorsi, Southwest Cheese Project, Uruguay (or other Urugayan presenter);
Carola Weldt, AsoNormando Chile, cheese project.
Tory Miller, Chef of L’Etoile restaurant, Madison, WI

1 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break at Expo

1:30 – 3:30pm

Topic 5: Perspectives on the future of Normande genetics, with projected productions for the next 10 – 20 years and new possibilities for selection through advanced technologies Panel Monitor: Prof. Les Hansen, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN.
Valerie Dodelin, Director, GNA (Normande Selection Program) and Dairy Genetics Selection Program, Institute of Livestock, Paris, France;
Representatives from various AI centers from France
Jorge Antonio Forero Santos, Director, AsoNormando, Bogota, Columbia.
Pierrick L’Anthouen, PMS Normande breeders group, France.

8:00 pm

Dinner-debate with all presenters at restaurant or hotel in Madison

 

A two-day conference
Sept 30-Oct 1
Exhibition Hall
World Dairy Expo

Enthusiastic Exhibitors

The goal of the CINOR is to review the current status and future prospects of the Normande in a global econ­omy. The conference will bring together many of the world's associations, in particular Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Belgium, Ireland, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, as well as Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil and possibly others.


Following the presentations from each association, the conference will explore five principal themes:

  1. Adaptability of the Normande breed to grazing throughout the world and overall functional qualities (sturdiness, fertility, health)
  2. Use of the Normande for crossbreeding purposes in both intensive and extensive systems around the world
  3. Cheese-making qualities of the Normande milk from a technical and marketing point of view, with a compre­hensive look at the importance of BB Kappa Caseine and fat micelle
  4. Dual-purpose qualities of the Normande breed, with a special consideration of finishing off on grass
  5. Perspectives on the future of Normande genetics, with projected productions for the next 10-20 years and new possibilities for selection through advanced technologies
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