RuminOmics Regional workshop
Improving efficiency of production and reducing environmental impact

Date: 10:00-18:30 on 1st September 2015
Venue: The Westin Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland)

To register go to:

A new one-day concise programme linked to the Climate Smart Livestock Farming session at EAAP Warsaw (a special one-day rate is available for Monday 31 August for workshop delegates).

The aim of the workshop is to present the outputs from the Ruminomics project, in particular the relationship between the host animal, its nutrition and the rumen microbes and to discuss how the project outputs can be implemented to derive win-win solutions that benefit both the efficiency of ruminant production in the region and the environment.


10.00 Registration and Coffee

10.30 – 11.00 Welcome and Overview of the RuminOmics project. John Wallace, Project Coordinator

The Challenge
11.00 – 11.30 Global view of environmental impact of ruminant livestock production. Paolo Bani
11.30 – 13.00 Regional breeding industry and goals

  • Baltic States – Arunas Svitojus
  • Poland- Jacek Gral, Andrez Lozicki, and Gabriela Halik
  • Ukraine – Andriy Getya

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Technical solutions to the meet the Challenge
14.00 – 14.30 Rumen Microbial Ecology. John Wallace
14.30 – 15.00 Nutrition, efficiency and emissions. Pekka Huhtanen
15.00 – 15.30 Effect of nutrition on enteric methane. Małgorzata Szumacher-Strabel and Adam Cieslak

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee

16.00 – 16.30 Does the host animal control the activity and composition of its gut microbes? Ilma Tapio
16.30 – 17.00 Tools for rapid analysis of Phenotypes and the Microbiome. Kevin Shingfield
17.00 – 17.30 Field-scale study of rumen function, efficiency and emissions in dairy cows ‘The 1000 cow study’. Phil Garnsworthy
17.30 – 18.30 Round Table Discussion – Livestock and Environment Policy, future research and implementation priorities in the region

18.30 – 21.30 Reception and Dinner (offered by RuminOmics)

The above workshop, which is free to attend, will be invaluable those working in Research, Extension and Policy thorough out Central and Eastern Europe.

Climate Smart Livestock Farming
The RuminOmics 1st September workshop will follow a full day session at the 66th EAAP Annual Meeting on Climate smart cattle farming and breeding. This session is jointly organised by the Cattle Commission of EAAP, RuminOmics and the METHAGENE project. By registering for the 2-day RuminOmics workshop you can obtain a special reduced day rate of 630PLN (approximately 150EUR) to attend the EAAP session on Climate Smart Cattle Farming and Breeding.

The deadline for registration for the Tuesday (1st September) workshop is 24 August 2015. To register go to:
Register early as spaces are limited!

Venue and Accommodation
The RuminOmics 1st September workshop will held at:
The Westin Warsaw
aleja Jana Pawła II 21
00-854 Warsaw

The hotel has kindly offered a special rate for delegates of 400 PLN + VAT per night for single rooms from 1-3 September. You can book directly to the hotel by clicking on the link:
HOWEVER, we suggest that you also check availability through as they sometimes offer cheaper fares if you would like to stay longer…