Top line-up of global experts at TotalDairy Seminar 2016

Published 29 March 16

Total Dairy 2016This year’s TotalDairy Seminar will provide UK farmers with a unique opportunity to hear from leading dairy experts from across the globe in a range of presentations and dedicated farmer workshops. 

Over the eleven years the event has been running, TotalDairy Seminar has built it’s international reputation as Europe’s premier, technical dairy conference, attracting world leaders in dairy research to the podium. 

This year’s event on 1-2 June 2016, is no different and will showcase speakers from North America, Spain, the UK and Australia, and include presentations from world renowned animal behaviour expert Dr Temple Grandin. 

Dr Grandin’s curved chute and race systems are used worldwide and her writings on the flight zone and other principles of grazing animal behaviour have helped many people to reduce stress on their cattle during handling. 

Tickets are now on sale for TotalDairy Seminar, which takes place at Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel, Gloucestershire. The event will again include a range of lectures and smaller group, interactive workshops which delegates can chose from, depending on their area of interest. For the first time, there will also be a selection of dedicated farmer workshops to provide producers with the opportunity to ask the experts farm specific questions. Attendees can also gain DairyPro points. 

Julia Moorhouse from the event’s organiser’s EBVC says the aim of the event is to deliver global dairy expertise to farmers and advisors, whilst providing practical take home messages. 

“We want to bring positive messages to the UK dairy industry at what is a very challenging time. The aim of the talks is to provide farmers with the latest research findings and tools to implement best practice on farm and drive efficiencies,” she says.

Also joining the speaker line up is Professor Bill Weiss from Ohio State University who is currently writing the new National Research Council’s recommendation for dairy nutrition, which is the “go to ruminant nutrition bible”. He’ll be sharing his thoughts on dairy rationing. 

Michael Bain from Zinpro - joint event lead sponsor with Zoetis - says the conference provides a unique opportunity for all involved in the dairy industry. 

“TotalDairy Seminar provides all members of the dairy industries in the UK, Europe and Ireland with a unique chance to hear from leading experts from across the globe. It’s scientific, it’s practical and it’s technical and it’s a great opportunity to mix and meet friends, old and new,” he says. 

Others in the speaker line up include:

  • Professor Ian Lean, SBScibus, Australia: Transition Cow Management.
  • Professor Sergio Calsamiglia, University of Barcelona: Developments in Dairy Cow Nutrition.
  • Dr Bill Sanchez, Technical Service Director, Diamond V: Milk Component Management.
  • Dr Pamela Ruegg, University of Wisconsin: Mastitis and Milk Quality.
  • Dr Nick Bell, Royal Veterinary College: Foot Trimming Discussion Group.
  • Dr Chris Hudson, University of Nottingham, RCVS Specialist in Cattle Health and Production with a special interest in fertility.