Focusing on the Farmer
Burnie, 27 March 2013
The 2013 Tasmanian Dairy Conference was on Wednesday March 27th 2013 at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre in Burnie. DairyTas convened the annual conference which for 2013 was themed around Focusing on the Farmer with the aim to highlight farm management information and issues.
The conference had a full program ranging from international and national industry and market outlooks through to dairy farm seasonal management, farm safety, energy use, animal nutrition, automated milking and information technology for farm management. The program was designed to give the farmer more value and focus on what can be applied on the farm.
The conference ran throughout the day starting at 9am. It followed the Dairy Industry Awards Dinner on the night before at the same venue in Burnie.
Program and flyer
- Dairy market outlook – Michael Harvey, Senior Dairy Analyst Australia, Rabobank
- What is new at Dairy Australia – Ian Halliday, Managing Director, Dairy Australia and Chris Murphy, Manager Farm Productivity and Delivery Group, Dairy Australia
- Situation and outlook national report – Joanne Bills, Manager Strategy and Knowledge, Dairy Australia
- Telling the Dairy Story – Isabel MacNeill
- 3 in 2 milking case study – Grant Rogers, Ouse Dairy farmer
- Tight times on Tasmanian dairy farms in 2013 – Mark Twose, Stuart Burr and Barry Chandler and their consultants
- Optimising profit through improved animal nutrition – Tim Harrington, National Ruminant Technical Manager, Ridley AgriProducts Pty Ltd
- Saving energy on dairy farms – Rachel Brown and Laurie Hooper
- Farm safety issues and quad bike safety – John Temperley, Rural Scientist and Agronomist, Agricultural Health and Safety
- Leasing cows, some legal implications and the PPSA – Alice Herbon, Senior Associate, Groom Kennedy Lawyers and Advisors
- Rotovirus and vaccine for calf scours – Dr Damian O’Brien, Coopers Technical Advisor
- Using it to better manage the farm operation – Duncan Macdonald, Elliott Research Farm Manager