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Creating an enduring dairy sector (post quota): analysis of developments, strategies and challenges

Morning program – Country studies: Chairman: James Campbell, chairman AgriSearch Northern Ireland / Marija Klopčič, president Cattle Cie. EAAP

  • Developments, strategies and challenges for UK dairy sector – Gwyn Jones, representative of UK cattle sector.
  • Developments, strategies and challenges for France dairy sector – Valerie Brocard, Institute d’Elevage, France.
  • Developments, strategies and challenges for Netherlands’ dairy sector – Annie de Veer, Livestock Research WUR.
  • Dairy chain stakeholders’ analysis in Lithuania, Austria, Slovenia, Poland, Lithuania and The Netherlands – Marija Klopčič, University of Ljubljana.
  • Developments, strategies and challenges for Polish dairy sector – Agata Malak-Rawlikowska, Department of Economics, SGGW -Warsaw University of Life Sciences.
  • An analysis of new entrants into the Irish dairy sector during last years with quota – Roberta McDonald, Irish dairy cooperative (PhD thesis Teagasc).
  • Developments, strategies and challenges for German dairy sector, Tomke Lindena, Thuenen Institute of Farm Management, Germany.
  • Developments, strategies and challenges for Italian dairy sector, Alberto Menghi, Centro Ricerche Produzioni Animali – CRPA, Italy.
  • Policy outlook on dairy sector, David Dobbin, chief executive Northern Ireland Dairy Co-operative / Processor United Dairy Farmers; chair of DairyUK; member EU Agri Markets Taskforce.

Afternoon program – Science fields:

Chairman: Ray Keatinge, director Research Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board UK; Al Kertz, vice-president ADSA

  • Challenges, new developments, techniques and programs in dairy cattle nutrition – Gert van Duinkerken, Livestock Research WUR, The Netherlands.
  • Challenges, new developments, techniques and programs in cow herd health – Herman Barkema, University of Calgary, Canada.
  • Is dairy crossbreeding a profitable way for Holstein farms? – Dezetter, INRA, France
  • Challenges and new developments concerning nutrient use efficiency, with focus on manure management practices and land use – Debbie McConnell, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB Dairy), UK.
  • The importance of dilution and reduction of maintenance in evaluating protocols for reducing environmental impact and natural resource utilization – Roger Cady, Elanco, USA
  • Economic and environmental consequences of milk quota abolition in the Netherlands – E. van Middelaar, WUR, Netherlands.
  • Outlook on dairy market, handling of volatility in prices, and farm economic performance on basis of case studies in Ireland – Trevor Donnellan, Teagasc Economic Department, Ireland.

From 2015