Thank you for attending

the International Liquid Feeds Conference


From sugars to liquid feeds,


from research to the future


The conference that was held on the 28th of November gathered more than 350 nutrition professionals of which 60 guests from seven European countries and more than 240 from Italy.

A full day of scientific and technical insights on rumen microbiology, the characterization and roles of sugars and liquid feeds in dairy cows nutrition.


Conference images









Paul Weimer FinalAlberto Palmonari FinalAndrea Formigoni Final


Greg Penner FinalJoe Harris Final 

Scientific publications from our speakers


Dear guests,

We from ED&F Man wish you to enjoy this experience to the full!

We believe the coming congress is a unique opportunity to update the knowledge not only about liquid feeds but also on other scientific novelties in the world of ruminant nutrition.

Our technical Team has made a selection of the main articles recently published by the speakers so you can find out more regarding their major research lines.

Have a great read!



Alberto Palmonari: 

pdf ifcon Effect of undigested neutral detergent fiber content of alfalfa hay on lactating dairy cows: Feeding behaviour, fiber digestibility, and lactation performance


Andrea Formigoni:

pdf ifcon Chewing and ruminating with various forage qualities in nonlactating dairy cows


pdf ifcon Applications of uNDF in ration modeling and formulation


Greg Penner:

pdf ifcon Mechanisms of Volatile Fatty Acid Absorption and Metabolism and Maintenance of a Stable Rumen Environment


pdf ifcon Practical feeding management recommendations to mitigate the risk of subacute ruminal acidosis in dairy cattle


Paul Weimer:

pdf ifcon Effects of ruminal dosing of Holstein cows with Megasphaera elsdenii on milk fat production, ruminal chemistry, and bacterial strain persistence


pdf ifcon Host–rumen microbe interactions may be leveraged to improve the productivity of dairy cows1