Using genetics to improve herd health

STATS: High Immune Response daughters have 30 per cent less disease than their average or low immune responding herdmates

THE UK is experiencing extraordinary times both within and outside of the dairy industry, and an extraordinary response will be required to make the most of the opportunities, and to mitigate the challenges, of the coming years in a new era for British agriculture.

On that note the 2020 Semex International conference, which takes place on January 12-14 at Radisson Blu, Glasgow, captures the mood with the theme “Be Extraordinary” and will bring together speakers and delegates that will influence and shape the UK dairy industry for the next three decades.

SATISFACTION: “I get a huge amount of satisfaction in seeing a healthy heifer calf born and a healthier calf is an easier reared calf.” David Irvine, The Hollow, County Armagh uses Immunity+ sires right across his herd.

Michael Dennison, National Sales Manager, Semex UK, says: “The Semex dairy conference has become renowned for kick-starting the dairy industry calendar. At this, our 30th anniversary event, we look forward to welcoming a fantastic line-up of speakers who are experts from the field to the fridge and who promise to inform, challenge, inspire and entertain our delegates.

“As well as the technical and educational aspects of the conference it will also have the unrivalled mix of business and pleasure that it has become famous for, with the renowned Burns Supper being held on the Monday evening.

“There is little doubt that we are in extraordinary times with the industry facing an unclear future. There is no better place than the conference to step out of the ordinary and look for that little extra that our speakers and delegates will bring.”

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