Pastures, Processors and Productivity
150 people attended the 2012 Tasmanian Dairy Conference in Ulverstone on Wednesday 21st March 2012. The Conference was organised by DairyTas and it was about hearing the expected outlook was for the industry nationally and internationally, and having information on developments to support the themes of pastures, processing and productivity.
The program and speaker presentations are provided here.
Program and flyer
- Michael Harvey, Senior Dairy Analyst Australia, Rabobank, International dairy outlook – opportunity comes knocking
- Ian Halliday, Managing Director, Dairy Australia, National Dairy Scene and Dairy Australia’s focus
- Keynote Speaker Dr Bronwyn Harch, Deputy Director CSIRO Sustainable Agriculture Flagship, Achieving food security in the face of climate change: challenges for Australia
- Simon Bromell, Managing Director, Fonterra Ingredients Australia
- Richard Fisher, Chief Operating Officer, Tasmanian Dairy Products
- Murray Jeffrey, Agriculture Procurement Director, Lion Dairy and Drinks
- Tim Smith, AGRITAS
- David Nation, Chief Executive Officer, Dairy Futures CRC, Pastures science and future opportunities for the industry
- David Squibb, Wrightson Seeds, Plant breeding for profit and productivity
- Andrew Olley, National Agronomy Services Manager, Impact Fertilisers, What is the next best thing for our pastures?
- Ron Mulder, De Laval, Automation around the dairy shed and farm system
- Brad Crowden, Andrew Dare Electrical, Measuring energy efficiency on dairy farms.
- Neale Buchanan, Work Safe Tasmania, Dairy Farm Safety and the Changing Legislative Environment.
- Stephen Fisher, Dairy Farmer, Getting your investment right
- Hugo Avery, Dairy Operations Manager, Van Diemens Land Company, Getting your investment right
- Basil Doonan, Principal Consultant, Macquarie Franklin, Can we take advantage of the new investment horizon?
- Richard Rawnsley, Acting Dairy Centre Leader, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, Feedbase Research for the Tasmanian Dairy Industry, addressing current and future challenges
- Paul Lambert, Dairy Farmer, Nuffield Scholarship experiences and prospects for automated milking in large dairies.