President (2018-2021)


Vice-President Joel Berard 2021-2024
Vice-President Paul Galama 2021-2024
Secretary Massimo De Marchi 2019-2022
Industry Repr. Ray Keatinge 2019-2022
Industry Repr. Karsten Maier 2019-2022
Industry Repr. Cătălin Necula 2019-2022
Young Club Barbara Kosińska-Selbi 2020-2023

The Cattle commission’s work is sectoral oriented, i.e. it deals with dairy and beef husbandry, including young stock, fattening bulls and suckler cows. It focusses on science, extension and innovation in those sectors and the surrounding chains.

The strategies of the Cattle Commission are to organise a scientific program each year at the EAAP annual meeting, to support young scientist’s activities, to organise regularly a debate session and to continue and enhance cooperation with other organisations. The application of know-how is a major goal, which is ideally combined with innovative aspects related to the development of cattle husbandry.

Please find here below some examples of publications by members of the Cattle Commission.

  • Hocquette J.-F. (2016). Is in vitro meat the solution for the future?. Meat Science, 120, 167-176. DOI : 10.1016/j.meatsci.2016.04.036
  • Bonny S.P.F., Gardner G.E., Pethick D.W., Hocquette J.F., 2017. Artificial meat and the future of the meat industry. Animal Production Science, 57(11), 2216-2223.
  • Hocquette J.F., Ellies-Oury M.P., Lherm M., Pineau C., Deblitz C., Farmer L., 2018. Current situation and future prospects for beef production in Europe. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science, 31 (7), 1017-1035. DOI : 10.5713/ajas.18.0196
  • Bonny S., O’Reilly A., Pethick D.W., Gardner G.E., Hocquette J.-F., Pannier L. (2018). Update of Meat Standards Australia and the cuts based grading scheme for beef and sheepmeat. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 17 (7), 1641-1654. DOI : 10.1016/S2095-3119(18)61924-0.
  • Bonny S.P.F., Hocquette J.-F., Pethick D.W., Legrand I., Wierzbicki J., Allen P., Farmer L.J., Polkinghorne R.J., Gardner G.E. 2018. The variability of the eating quality of beef can be reduced by predicting consumer satisfaction. Animal, 12, 2434-2442. DOI : 10.1017/S1751731118000605.

The Cattle Network Working Group has been established under the responsibility of the Cattle Commission in order to target exchanges between research and the industry in the cattle sector.

Its main aims are as follows:

  • Monitor and discuss trends in production and consumption of cattle products and policy measures affecting the cattle sector
  • Analyse the sustainability of cattle farming in order to ensure the meeting of market demand and consumers’ preferences for quality and safe food, contributing to rural employment, landscape and environment management.
  • Give common and standardized tools to present and describe farm management.
  • Follow previous organization as far as meetings, publications and relationships are concerned.

The future plans of the cattle commission are to reinforce collaboration with other organisations and to enhance the activities of the Cattle Network Working Group