If you are interested in dairy herd improvement you won’t want to miss Herd 19, the dairy industry’s biennial conference to be held at Bendigo, 19-20 March 2019.
The conference has a reputation for presenting exciting speakers at the cutting edge of herd improvement, and Herd 19 is no exception with some exciting international guest speakers alongside Australia’s leaders in the field.
With a theme of Delivering change in herd improvement, Herd 19 will hear from overseas specialists from genetics companies about the latest developments genomics, semen sexing and robotics. New herd testing technologies such as MIR spectroscopy will also be covered. The program also has a practical perspective with a healthy mix of farmers and farm service providers.
Some of the program highlights include:
- Keeping up the pace of change on farm Craig Lister, Victorian dairy farmer, leading breeder of high genetic merit bulls and DataGene board member.
- The unintended consequences of genomic selection: Dr Sijne Van der Beek, Manager Innovation CRV, Netherlands.
- MIR reveals more from herd test samples: Jennie Pryce, DairyBio
- Mastitis management without blanket dry cow treatment: Dr John Penry, Anexa FVC, animal health and vet services, NZ.