Dear colleagues and ASPA members,

On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committees, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the 23rd National Congress of the Animal Science and Production Association “New challenges in Animal Science that will be held in Sorrento (Naples), from 11th to 14th June 2019.

Thirty years later the last conference, the beautiful frame of Sorrento will host again the ASPA meeting in the prestigious venue of the Hilton Sorrento Palace hotel.

This conference is the result of the strong collaboration among several partners:
the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production – Federico II University of Naples,
the Department of the Sciences of Agriculture, Food and Environment – University of Foggia
the Department of Agricultural Sciences – Federico II University of Naples
the Department of Veterinary Medicine – University Aldo Moro of Bari
the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science – University Aldo Moro of Bari
the School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences – University of Basilicata
the Research Centre for Animal Production and Aquaculture – CREA, Bella Muro, Potenza.

Our aim was to organize this ASPA Congress in a new perspective, by integrating skills and scientific information of researchers with different background, who experienced in the field of animal science and production. We hope that in this way the conference will give new interesting cues of interest to increase the knowledge in this field. Great speakers from several Countries will be invited to share their experiences and supply new points of view. In advance, we would like to thank all partecipants, who submitted high-quality abstracts, contributing to a successful outcome of the Congress.
Finally, the Conference will represent a great opportunity to visit enchanting places in Campania region, such as Naples, Pompei, the Amalfi and Sorrento coast in the shadow of the majestic Vesuvius, and enjoy the Campania cuisine.
Looking forward to seeing you in Sorrento

Gianluca Neglia
On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committees