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Innovation and best practice dairy management will form the focus for expert speakers from the US and Europe at two Mole Valley Farmers Lifetime Dairy Conferences this November.

The conferences run from 10.30am until 3.30pm with lunch provided. To reserve your free place, contact The Feed Line on Tel: 01278 444829 or book online at RSVP by 6 November. Book early as spaces are limited.

The conferences have been designed to bring the latest practical advice on all aspects of dairy management to farmers, with the ultimate aim of optimising the lifetime return of their herds.


The first event will be held on Tuesday 7 November at Ayr Racecourse in Ayr, with the second taking place on Thursday 9 November at Haynes Motor Museum in Somerset.


The one day meetings provide a unique opportunity to hear from top-flight US Business Consultant, Matt Lange of Compeer Financial who will be speaking about the economics of dairy production.


He explains: “I will be challenging how farmers think about their dairy units. How do we proactively understand and plan as dairy managers? What is the context in which we as producers operate and how can we use this knowledge to optimise the lifetime return of our dairy herds?”


Joining the top speaker line-up will be World renowned Dutch vet and CowSignals founder, Joep Driessen. He will be drawing on his experience working with farmers and herds around the globe to offer practical tips on how to observe and interpret cow behaviour and how this can be acted on to influence farm margin.


Dutch cow behaviour and buildings expert, Bertjan Westerlaan of Vetvice will also be highlighting the importance of building design in maximising cow longevity and performance in his talk entitled; “Cow Comfort- Designing the perfect accommodation for your dairy herd.”


Bertjan asks: “Herd accommodation is a key investment, but how do we evaluate investment versus possible return and how do we prioritise competing needs on farm to maximise outcome?”


Mole Valley Farmers Senior Nutritionist, Dr Robin Hawkey will also be highlighting the role of Precision Nutrition in optimising outcomes in health, yield and milk quality. The company’s Head of Technical, Tom Hough will also be going into detail on the wide range of factors influencing the dairy sector and how international knowledge and support from Mole Valley’s expert team can help farm performance.


Tom explains: “We want to take an integrated approach and work with dairy farmers to understand their businesses, understand their goals and help them optimise the lifetime return of their dairy herds. Our first Lifetime Dairy Conferences are designed to deliver just that, giving our farmer customers free access to the latest thinking that can help improve their businesses.”




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