40th Malaysian Society of Animal Production Annual Conference

3-4 August 2021, Online Conference

Livestock Industries Surviving the Covid-19 Pandemic


The livestock Industry did not escape the devastating effects and unpredictability of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic negatively influences animal production through reducing access to animal feeds, inputs and services as well as markets and consumers. It also reduced animal processing capacity and compromised storage ability which in turn disrupted the supply chain. Animal diseases surveillance and reporting were also disrupted with national animal disease control programmes being reduced or suspended. As the socio-economic status and purchasing trends of many consumers were also affected, the market for livestock products also changed causing chaos with over supply and increased food loss and waste.

How should livestock industry be mit igated during and post-covid-19 era? What lessons should the livestock sector learn to improve its resilience and be more sustainable in the future? With bigger threat from climate change dawning on us, solutions are greatly needed. The 40th Malaysian Society of Animal Production (MSAP) Conference aims to d issect these critical issues to ensure the nation's livestock sector remained resilient. The conference will provide a platform for academic discussion on various fields including genetics, nutrition, farm management, animal health and welfare, utilization of technologies, halal feeds, organic farming, conservation, globa l climate change, green technology, circular economy and sustainable livestock production. The 40th conference will be an online conference with additional farmers session to bring more transfer of knowledge to empower the key players of the livestock sector.

Scope of conference

Halal Food
Animal Health
Animal Welfare
Farm Management
Feed / Food Security
Animal Biotechnology
Animal Breeding and Genetics
Animal Production System


Who should attend

Animal Scientist
Animal Breeders
Feed Producers / Millers
Livestock Producers
Environmental Regulators
Post-graduate Students
Consultants and Veterinarians


Call for papers

Papers of relevant topics within the conference theme are invited for poster presentations. Contributors for the poster are required to prepare an extended abstract in English and should not exceed 2 pages. The extended abstract should contain Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s), Extended Abstract and Reference. The extended abstract should be factual and contain a concise but comprehensive statement of the problem and results. Plenary speakers are required to prepare a full paper up to 6 pages. Submit the document in Word format (.doc / .docx).

Send your extended abstract / full paper to: msapconference21@gmail.com

Extended Abstract format

Title (Capitalize only the first word and any proper nouns)
Author 11• , Author 22 and Author 32
*Corresponding author: email address


Extended Abstract
Extended abstract should not exceed 2 pages including tables, figures and graphics. It should begin with a clear statement of the objective followed by methods, main findings with statistical evidence (e.g. P-value), and then ends with main implications or conclusions. Font style is Times New Roman, size 12, and single line spacing. Do not indent the text paragraphs. Times Rew Roman font with citations being listed as numbers within the text.

Sample of extended abstract

Important dates

Extended abstract submission deadline: 5th June 2021 5th July 2021

Registration deadline: 5th June 2021 5th July 2021

Tentative Program


Best oral and poster presenters for students and young researchers (below the age of 40-years-old)

Registration fee

Type Amount
MSAP Member RM 150
Non-MSAP Member RM 180
Student RM 150
International Participant USD 50

Payment Information

Payment methods: Cheque/bank draft/ local order payable to "Malaysian Society of Animal PR"


Direct transfer /deposit to:
Account Name: Malaysian Society of Animal PR
Bank Name: Maybank
Account No: 012147500300

and email the receipt / proof of payment to msapconference21@gmail.com with your name as subject.

*Acceptance of paper is subjected to payment of registration fee.

Organizer and Collaborator




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Contacts and enquiries
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mashitah Shikh Maidin (Secretariat)

Dr Mohd Saufi Bastami (Scientific Committee)


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