Dairy conferences draw the crowds

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right: CAFRE’s Gary Haslem, Dairy Adviser Mallusk, welcoming South Antrim dairy farmers to the ‘Unlock your herd’s potential’ conference in CAFRE’s Greenmount Campus, from left, Tom Taylor, Gary Haslem (CAFRE), George Bingham, William Hyde and Andrew Bell.

more than 400 delegates attended two conferences for dairy farmers in CAFRE’s Greenmount Campus, Antrim, and at The Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh.

above: Keynote speakers Dr Leonel Leal (Trouw and Wageningen University, The Netherlands) and Lloyd Holterman (Rosy-Lane Holsteins, Wisconsin USA) with representatives from CAFRE, Dairy UK and UFU at the ‘Unlock your herd’s potential conference’, from left

The ‘Unlock your herd’s potential’ conference was organised by CAFRE, Dairy UK and UFU and focused on improvements in herd performance with reduced antimicrobial use and improved herd management.

left: Local dairy farmers and Business Development Group members, from left, Kenneth Hawkes and Adrian Houston, met local CAFRE Dairy Adviser Dr Jane Sayers (centre), at the ‘Unlock your herd’s potential’ conference in The Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh.

A number of international and local speakers focused on how they, as farmers, researchers, vets and advisers, promote herd health and subsequent performance by focusing on herd management practices.

above: Gavin Duffy CAFRE (Dairy adviser, Dungannon) met a number of Business Development Group clients at the CAFRE, Dairy UK and UFU conference for dairy farmers ‘Unlock your herd’s potential’ at the Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh. Back from left

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