Dairy Hub

The focal point of the show the ‘Dairy Hub’ houses the event’s featured speakers, seminars and workshops.

The RABDF stand adjoins the ‘Dairy Hub’ and will provide visitors with the chance for ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions with key industry figures and Council members.  We will also be championing all RABDF activity including policy work, the APPG, membership, Gold Cup, Women in Dairy and conference news.

Seminars and workshops at Dairy-Tech are eligible for Dairy Pro points and registered Dairy Pro members can collect points which will be recorded against their personal and business profiles, giving recognition to their professionalism in dairying. To become a member register at the AHDB stand – Find out more about Dairy Pro

See the full timetable below, or download a PDF copy.

Dairy Tech 2022 – April 7th

8:45am

Sponsored by Barclays

Official Event Opening on Barclays Stand

By Matthew Knight, RABDF & Oliver McEntyre, Barclays

9:00am

State of the Nation:

Challenges and opportunities for British dairy

Di Wastenage, RABDF Chair, Peter Alvis, former RABDF Chairman, Oliver McEntyre, Barclays, Nicholas Saphir, AHDB & John Allen, Kite Consulting.

9:40am

Sponsored by RABDF and Promar International

Tackling dairy farm emission hotspots – how to reduce risk and maximise performance

Tom Gill, Head of Sustainability, Promar International and Peter Alvis, RABDF

10:05am

Adventures in dairy cow breeding

Bruce Mackie, farmer, Rora Holsteins

10:25am

What are the main drivers of reproductive performance in your herd?

Chris Hudson, Clinical Associate Professor in Dairy Health and Production at the University of Nottingham vet school

10:55am

Sponsored by SEMEX

Genotyped embryos: the fastest route to genetic gain

Owain Harries, International Sales Manager, Semex

11:30am

Sponsored by Kingshay

Is TB impacting your productivity and sustainability?

Sarah Tomlinson, Kingshay Veterinary Consultant, TB Advisory Service Technical Director

11:45am

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Can you fine tune a calf shed to improve your calf health?

Jamie Robertson, Livestock Management Systems Ltd and Becca Cavill, Ruminant Veterinary Adviser, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

12:15pm

Sponsored by AHDB

The GB Dairy Calf Strategy, building a legacy

Nic Parsons, Head of Dairy Development, AHDB

12:35pm

Sponsored by the Real Success Ltd

The six top secrets of successful recruitment and staff retention

Paul Harris, Founder & Chief Executive

12:55pm

Sponsored by BGS

How can mentoring help you reach your goals?

 Tom Goatman, Chief Executive

1:05pm

Sponsored by RABDF

Sponsored by RABDF

Keith Gue, dairy farmer, Huddlestone Farmers

1:20pm

Sponsored by RABDF

Opening the farm gate: social media as a business tool

Abi Reader, dairy farmer and Deputy President NFU Cymru

1:35pm

Sponsored by RABDF

Keynote address: Understanding mental health     – a personal account from rugby legend Nigel Owens

Nigel Owens, International rugby referee & leading sports speaker

2:00pm

Sponsored by HiPeak

Where is the future for organic dairy?

David Williams, Omsco and Simon Tubbs, Organic Trade Manager, Saxon

Chaired by Chris Walkland

2:30pm

Sponsored by LIC

Multispecies/diverse swards – something to fear or embrace?

Bess Jowsey, LIC Pasture to Profit Consultant

2:45pm

Sponsored by Lely

Concentrate optimiser adjusts high-cost feed inputs for every cow

Mike Steele, Farm Management Support Lead

3:00pm

Sponsored by BIO-SIL

Silage aerobic stability – what you can do to control it and why it is so important to dairy profits

Jeremy Nash, independent silage consultant

3:20pm

Sponsored by Arla

Arla’s European regenerative farming pilot farm network

Jo Lawrence, Senior Manager Agri Commercial Support, Arla and Sophie Gregory, dairy farmer and Dairy Industry Woman of the Year 2021

3:45pm

Sponsored by RABDF

Tale of a first generation, regenerative dairy farmer

Oliver Chedgey, dairy farmer, Kingsclere Estate

4:00pm

Gold Cup announcement on NMR stand