FARM MANAGEMENT: THURSDAY 2ND NOVEMBER
The conference will deal with Data and Technology, Animals, and Managing People, and then conclude with a Leaders’ Forum which will focus on the challenges for dairy farming over the next 50 years.
Session 1: Data and Technology
- Nick Evans, Proagrica f4f: Making use of Big Data
The data available to dairy farmers is increasing all the time. Nick Evans will present on how farmers can filter and process this information to give them the management tools they require.
- Padraig French, Teagasc: Precision technologies for pasture management.
New technology is becoming available to enable precision management of pasture. Padraig French will explain the tools available now and what can be expected in the future.
- Duncan Forbes, Kingshay: The dairy farm of the future
Technological innovations will provide an enormous spectrum of possibilities for dairy farming in the future. The speaker will present on the new projects that are being developed to trial and demonstrate the tools needed to farm over the next 50 years.
Session 2: Animals
- Conan Condon, Intouch Agri: Big Data and feeding of cows around the world
Data can empower individual farmers and its centralisation and analysis can help improve cow performance. Conan Condon will present on how data coming back centrally gives them the opportunity to monitor and improve feed use on farms.
- Speaker to be confirmed: Challenges of growing milk production in developing countries
Developing countries present a wide diversity of challenges that dairy farmers have to operate in. The speaker will present on the particular challenges this may pose in a number of example case studies.
- Ian Lindsay, LKL: Managing cows in challenging environments
The speaker will present on how to get the best out of dairy herds wherever they might be in the world.
Session 3: Managing People
7&8 Neil Wilson, HSBC and Paul Harris, Real Success: The challenges of people management
Developing businesses often grow faster than the management. These presentations will look at the pitfalls, challenges and opportunities of getting the best out of people in your business.
Drawing upon the speakers during the day along with a number of senior industry figures, the Forum will undertake a thought provoking discussion spelling out the challenges for the dairy sector over the next 50 years.