“Beyond the Trough” is the title of this year’s Pasture to Profit Conference, being held on November 10th at Worcester Rugby Club, Sixways Stadium in Worcester.
The conference, organised by LIC (UK), brings together experts, farmers and technical specialists from home and abroad to look at some of the topical challenges facing the dairy industry today.
“Volatility has shaped our industry for the past few years and now is the time to explore increasing the resilience of your dairy business for the future. The mix of expert speakers we have at the conference will explore the challenges facing the dairy industry and how to move beyond them,” says Conference Chairman and LIC Europe General Manager, Mark Ryder.
The first session of the day brings together three speakers, Sean Rickard, Independent Economist, Euryn Jones from HSBC Bank and Graham Wilkinson from Arla, to give their views on the global milk market and price fluctuations.
The morning’s farmer panel will hear from four farmers, Mat Pilkington, Malcolm Fewster, Di Wastenage and Geoff Sayers, about what makes their business resilient, independent of herd size, calving pattern and geographical location.
After lunch Nolliag Heffernan, an HR Specialist, will talk about retaining and managing staff. This is followed by a breakout session, during which delegates can choose to attend three of the following four sessions;
- Joyce Voogt – the greatest impact on reproductive performance is people
- Joe Leonard – stress management
- Nolliag Heffernan – practical session on managing staff
- Bess Jowsey – UK CFP data, trends of profitable systems
The last session of the day is the Science Snapshots, where five industry expert speakers will give concise summaries of the key technical topics for today’s dairy industry, from Johnes disease to soil nitrate sensors.
For further information and to book your place go to the BGS website: