Meeting Agenda:

Date: September 20, 2017

9:30-9:35 Opening Remarks
Dr. Tokio Imbe, President, NARO
9:35-9:45 Outline of the International Review Meeting
Dr. Tomoko Nishida, Head, Office of Evaluation, Headquarters, NARO
9:45-10:15 Overview of Research Program
"Research on technology development for improving feed self-sufficiency in Japan"
Dr. Shigeru Shioya, Research Program Director
Director General, Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, NARO (NILGS)
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Section 1 Development of utilization technology for domestic feed resources in Japan
Chair: Dr. Kazuhisa Nonaka, NILGS

Project-1 Preparation of high quality whole crop rice silage made from cultivars with high sugar content and high digestibility
Dr. Masanori Tohno, NILGS
Project 1-2 Domestic production of rice, corn, and soybean for feed to reduce imported feed grain
Dr. Hidenori Kawamoto, Tohoku Agricultural Research Center, NARO
Project 1-3 Grass and forage crop breeding suited for Japanese climate
Dr. Yasufumi Ueyama, NILGS
12:00-13:20 Lunch
13:20- 14:20 Section 2 Development of Japanese grazing technology
Chair: Dr. Yoshito Yamamoto, NILGS

Project 2-1 Grazing technology of beef cattle for abandoned agricultural lands
Dr. Katsuhisa Shimoda, NILGS
Project 2-2 Development of dairy cattle grazing technology adapted to the climate of Japan
Dr. Kenji Sudo, Hokkaido Agricultural Research Center, NARO
14:20 -14:40 Coffee Break
14:40-16:10 Section 3 Development of precision feeding and waste management technology for livestock with consideration for the environment
Chair: Dr. Hiroyuki Abe, NILGS
Project 3-1 Control of rumen fermentation in dairy cows for improving feed efficiency
Dr. Takumi Shanika, NILGS
Project 3-2 Improvement of nitrogen utilization efficiency by synchronizing ruminal supply of feed energy and protein in dairy cows
Dr. Kouji Higuchi, NILGS
Project 3-3 Manure management for greenhouse gas mitigation
Dr. Takashi Osada, NILGS
16:10-16:30 Overall Review and Comments
16:30-16:35 Closing Remarks
Dr. Akihiro Sasaki, Senior Vice-president, NARO
18:00-20:00 Reception
Banquet Room "Shell Blue", Okura Frontier Hotel Tsukuba
Corporate Number 7050005005207