Dairy Agenda

Tuesday, October 1

19:30 - 21:30 | Welcome Reception & Registration | Four Seasons Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Wednesday, October 2

Day 1

07:00 | Registration Open

08:30 - 09:10 | Opening Plenary Session | Hall 2

Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech | Farming an efficient, profitable and sustainable future

09:30 - 16:00 | Guest (Spouse) Programme

09:10 - 10:50 | Session 2: Global Dairy Landscape | Hall 2

Bill Cordingley, Rabobank | 'Big picture' view of the global dairy landscape

Dr. Mark Lyons, Alltech | How China is shaping the future

Katrine Lecornu, European Dairy Farmers | Forecasting past EU quota abolition

Sean Molloy, Glanbia | The Irish industry gears-up to capitalise on the post-quota era

Panel Discussion: Weighing up supply and demand around the world

10:50 - 11:15 | Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:40 | Session 3: Feeding Your Future Feed | Hall 2

Robert Walker, Alltech Crop Science | Profit from the land

Mark Dielissen, Heemskerk; Bob Webb, US Feeds; David Hunt, Comex McKinnon | Cereal and forage results from The Netherlands, USA & Ireland

Jack Corless, Rumsol | Protein platform: Meeting the cows requirements without overfeeding crude protein

Nick Adams, Alltech | Mycotoxin Management: At last the full picture with 37+

12:40 - 14:00 | Lunch

14:00 - 15:45 | Session 4: Feeding Your Future Herd (Health) | Hall 2

Dr. Finbar Mulligan, UCD | Focus on fertility: 'The foundation for success'

Steve Elliott, Alltech | Focus on herd health: Total replacement mineral technology - The game changer

Mary Beth de Ondarza, Paradox Nutrition, USA | Heifer replacements: Grow your own

John Lawlor, Alltech | Irish heifer rearing program

Peter Darlington, CMS UK | Sustainability: measuring on-farm savings

Dr. Karl Dawson, Alltech | Sustainability programmes: Maximising efficiencies equals added profitable productions

Padraig Brennan, Bord Bia | Sustainability added value: Extracting the value from Origin Green, Ireland

16:00 - 16:40 | Coffee Break

Breakout Discussion with key farmer representatives: Feeding your future

18:30 | Pre-Discussion Dinners Drinks Reception | Four Seasons Hotel

19:30 | Discussion Dinners | Four Seasons Hotel

Thursday, October 3

Day 2

08:30 - 09:30 | Session 5: Mining Milk Opportunities | Hall 2

Dr. Becky Timmons, Alltech | DHA enriched milk: 'Horizon milk USA, Einstein Milk Korea: Could this be you?'

Dr. Paul Ross, Teagasc, Ireland | Nutraceuticals: Milk components and the health industry

09:30 - 10:00 | Coffee Break

Panel Discussion: Entrepreneurs who made it happen

10:20 - 12:00 | Session 6: Managing Your Investments | Hall 2

Bruce Woodacre, BWKM, UK | Designing barns for cow comfort: 'Managing your herd'

Mandi Mcleod, Family Business Strategy, New Zealand | Succession models: New Zealand and farm partnerships

Alan Jagoe CEJA, European Council of Young Farmers | Succssion in practice: Family involvement and transfer

Declan Coyle, Andec Communications, Ireland | People empowerment: Getting the best out of your people

Joep Drissen, Cow Signals | Better management of your herd by listening to what they are telling you!

12:00 - 13:00 | Coffee and Breakout Session: Managing your investments

13:00 - 14:15 | Lunch

14:15 - 16:30 | Session 7: Closing Plenary Session | Hall 2

Catherine Keogh, Alltech | The power of branding and social media: 'Connecting with your publics'

Damien McLoughlin, UCS Michael Smurfit Business School, Dublin, Ireland | Chobani Greek Style: Zero to market leader in 4 years

Dr. Patrick Wall, UCD, Ireland | Food Security: Securing your future

Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech | Your takeaways for a more efficient, profitable and sustainable future

16:30 - 17:30 | Farewell Reception | Pre-Function Area, RDS