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.