The focal point of the show the ‘Dairy Hub’ is set to house the event’s featured speakers, seminars and workshops.

The programme of speakers, some global, will cover the most topical issues currently highlighted within the industry so expect to hear more on AMR and the strategies required to help reduce its use; whether branded milk is the future; mega dairies and how they are using the latest technological advances; Brexit and its effects on labour, exports, milk price and access to markets; an organics panel discussing risk mitigation; can we dliver the Clean air Strategy and what will the future regulation of dairy contracts look like.

The RABDF stand will adjoin 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, farm walks, Gold Cup, Women in Dairy and conference news.

There will also be the opportunity to explore our work into youth staff development and retention within the UK dairy farming sector and to find out exactly how we aim to have our voice heard within Government.

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

9:15am

Official Event Opening on Barclays Stand

Mike King, RABDF Chairman and Oliver McEntyre, National Agricultural Specialist, Barclays.

Sponsored by Barclays

9:30am

Mitigating Risk: the challenges and opportunities facing the organic sector

Wil Armitage, Richard Clothier and Ian Potter, chaired by Chris Walkland.

Sponsored by Hi Peak

10:15am

Young people and staff management in the UK dairy industry

  

John Allen, Kite Consulting and Tim Brigstocke, RABDF

Sponsored by RABDF and Kite Consulting

10:30am

The Ultimate Breeding Strategy: maximising profit per pregnancy

 

Mark Roach, Cogent Breeding and Arla Foods

Sponsored by Cogent

10:55am

Brexit and the UK dairy industry

 

Panel debate session with:

  • Peter Kendall, AHDB
  • Oliver McEntyre, Barclays
  • Rob Hitch, Dodd & Co
  • Emily Norton, Savills

Chaired by RABDF

 

11:40am

Defending the milk sector – is branded milk the future?

         

Tom Levitt, Nuffield Farming Scholar and Susie Stannard, Consumer Insight Team AHDB

 

Sponsored by AHDB Dairy

12:20pm

Re-examining the Voluntary wait period. Are we managing a prime economic decision based upon a history of bad reproduction?

Dr Scott Abbott DVM, Director of Technical Services, World Wide Sires

 

Sponsored by World Wide Sires

13:00pm

Can we deliver on the Clean Air Strategy?

     

Panel debate session with:

  • Nigel Penlington, AHDB
  • Liam Sinclair, Harper Adams University 
  • Paul Galama, Wageningen University 
  • Paul Tomkins, South Acre Farm

Sponsored by AHDB

1:45pm

Testing females for immunity to disease: the power to predict, protect and reduce reliance on antibiotics

         

Paul Krueger, Vice President Global Key Account & Solutions Strategy, Semex

Sponsored by Semex

2:15pm

Future regulation of dairy contracts

Panel debate session led by:

  • Michael Oakes, NFU

Sponsored by the NFU

 

 

3:00pm

Why people won’t join your team and why the best people leave

 

Paul Harris, Real Success

Sponsored by Real Success

 

3:40pm

Thanks and closing remarks