Herd '21 Live recordings
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Day 1 - Herd '21 Conference
Wednesday 10 March 2021
Day 2 - Herd '21 Conference
Thursday 11 March 2021
10.30am - Official Welcome
What does the new data normal look like, from the farm, from a service provider, from an industry perspective? Setting the scene and tracing history.
How do we fit everything together? Herd testing, breeding, nutrition, health, management.
How is industry working together to change the way farmers, service providers and industry interact with data? Can comment on Dairy Plan and Herd Improvement’s importance to it.
What role does Herd Test play in the new data normal?
Brian Leslie provides the conference with some insight into the impact of herd recording on the value of dairy cattle.
12.40pm An introduction from Zoetis followed by a lunch in the hospitality area
How do sensors begin to impact visual assessment of conformation?
DairyBio has been going for almost 5 years and Jennie looks back on where it has been and where the next 5 years will take it.
Our panel members will discuss their research and its impact on farmers and the industry.
On the couch with:
Jacqui will discuss how she uses data and her view about Ginfo and its importance/role
Iona Macleod talks about the work to help smaller breeds access genomic evaluation.
Graeme Gillan then joins Iona to lead a panel to discuss what genomics means in the paddock with:
• Paul Cocksedge – Red Breed
Thuy Nguyen leads a panel discussion on how genomic selection has increased the rates of genetic gain and inbreeding in the national herd, genomic information nucleus and bulls.
The session starts with a presentation by PhD student Beth Scott, following by a panel discussion:
● Beth Scott
The 2021-26 research programme of DairyBio has been developed and Prof Jennie Pryce will take us on a VIP tour of what has been proposed for herd improvement.
7.00pm - 10.30pm - The Herd ‘21 Conference Dinner
In conjunction with the Herd 21 dinner NHIA will be announcing the winner of the Young Achiever Award for 2021 and the inductees to the Laurie Wells Awards recognising meritorious service to the Herd Improvement industry.
8.25am - 8.30am - Welcome to Day 2
Conference Master of Ceremonies Graeme Gillan oversees the morning recovery plans following the celebratory Herd ‘21 conference dinner and introduces Day 2.
What is on the horizon for Canadian farmers and what can we learn?
Donagh explores how Ireland is using data to make decisions on farm, including breeding tools, culling tools and tools to help sell calves. How is Ireland thinking about data and the Artificial Intelligence models that are being built and what can Australia learn from them?
The digitalisation of dairy means that data is playing an increasingly important role across the supply chain. From on-farm decision making around management and breeding to industry sustainability reporting. Matt takes a look at what has changed in the last few years and what the future might bring.
How can industry adapt its training to the new world? How is the industry creating training for its people in collaboration with Dairy Australia?
As part of the NBO review, the InCalf team discovered some new insights into breeding for improved fertility.
11.25am - Michelle Axford - Accelerating Heifer Genomics
11.45am - Stephanie Bullen - The Future of Timed AI program and Social License and how it might impact timed AI
11.55am - Session 7 - Erika Oakes - The new normal herd test
Brad Aitken from Leading Edge Genetics provides some insight about what has changed on the ground for service providers concerning genomics, sex semen, poll, beef, A2 and services.
12.50pm - An introduction from Allflex Australia followed by a lunch
1.00pm - Conference Close
Conference Master of Ceremonies will officially close the Herd ’21 conference, followed by lunch.