Herd 17 Biennial Conference

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If you are interested in dairy herd improvement you won’t want to miss Herd 17, the dairy industry’s biennial conference to be held at Bendigo, 22-23 March 2017.

The conference has a reputation for presenting exciting speakers at the cutting edge of herd improvement, and Herd 17 is no exception with several world leaders on the program.

Marj Faust will speak about skills, attitude and change, drawing upon her experience with one of the world’s largest and globally competitive bull companies. In charge of the development of new reproductive technologies at Genus ABS Global, Marj sees a quantum change ahead but warns these changes must be underpinned by the right combination of attitude and skill. She will give delegates a unique insight into the emerging technologies and the challenges of introducing them.

Andrew Fear will share the highs and lows of herd recording during New Zealand’s milk price volatility, a journey that is being replicated in Australia. As general manager of operations and services with LIC, NZ, Andrew will share the company’s experiences and what they are doing to combat volatility.

Michelle Axford, from the Herd 17 organising committee said the program was designed to help delegates look forward to new horizons while providing a practical take on the latest developments. It will also provide updates on significant developments in herd improvement on the home front, including the recently formed organisations, DataGene and DairyBio. Delegates will get sneak previews into new breeding values under development and the latest results from key projects such as Improving Herds.

To register visit the website or contact Laura Calder, Holstein Australia, ph: 03 9835 7627 Email: lcalder@holstein.com.au