The 37th Annual Meeting of the Hellenic Animal Husbandry Society
After a short pause, thanks to the National Union of Agricultural Cooperatives (ETHEAS), Greece has re-joined the EAAP! The 37th Annual Scientific Conference of the Hellenic Animal Husbandry Society (HSE) was held with great success from October 3rd to 5th, 2023, in Nea Orestiada, Greece. Around 200 scientists attended 39 presentations in the fields of animal husbandry, nutrition, health and welfare, quality of animal products and animal breeding and genetics. This year the conference had significant relevance as it took place in the context of anniversaries: the 100th anniversary of the founding of the city of Nea Orestiada, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH) and the 10th anniversary of the unexpected loss of Professor Zafeiris Abas (Assistant Professor in Animal Husbandry at the Department of Agricultural Development of Democritus University of Thrace). An honorary commemorative event was held for Prof Zafeiris Abas in the main auditorium having his name, where his exceptional personality and significant contribution in the Greek livestock sector and animal science were highlighted. Co-organizers of the conference were the Ministry of Agricultural Development & Food, the Municipality of Orestiada and the Faculty of Agricultural & Forestry Sciences of DUTH.