Conference addresses major issues facing dairy farmers

LIC are encouraging all dairy farmers to attend their ‘Pasture for Profit; conference, which will be held on the 16 October in Birmingham. The conference will bring together a line-up of leading international experts, and UK speakers, to address the major issues facing today’s dairy farmers- including attracting and retaining staff, decision making in unpredictable times and farm succession.

In addition, the conference will look at ways in which to improve farm business management, particularly focussing on better grassland utilisation and soils management. The economics of once-a-day milking will also be discussed.

“Regardless of farming system, there are some universal issues affecting all dairy farmers in the UK (OR IRELAND),” says Timothy Bunnett, Sales Operations Manager, LIC Europe. “We are in uncertain times and investing in attending events such as this can be incredibly beneficial for your business planning. I want to urge farmers, farm managers and herdspersons to take this unique opportunity to listen to international experts, alongside leading UK farmers, and consider how they can adapt their business for a more profitable future.

“We are honoured to be welcoming high profile speakers such as Professor Nicola Shadbolt, from Massey University in New Zealand, who’ll look at decision making in unpredictable times as well as the attributes of resilient farmers, Jo Speed from Kite Consulting who’ll discuss succession and managing conflict and dairy scientist, Dr John Roche, who’ll share his thoughts on the Northland trial of production systems in New Zealand.”

There’ll also be the option to attend a pre-conference dinner held on 15 October with a key note talk from Robin Page, journalist and presenter and chairman of the Countryside Restoration Trust.

 

 

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.