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2020 Tasmanian Dairy Conference, Annual Awards Dinner & Tour

2020 Tasmanian Dairy Conference sponsors

This years’ conference is set to offer the full package. The Tasmanian dairy industry continues to lead the nation in confidence, investment and opportunities. Despite its cyclical nature, continuing to work through challenges and maintaining momentum remains critical to the ongoing success of the sector. With this in mind, this years’ theme has been set as ‘Maintaining Momentum’.

Our generous sponsors have enabled us to take the 2020 event to the next level, thank you for your support. We will kick off with the pre-conference tour on 18 March which will showcase farm management practices and innovations as well as widen the scope of avenues for on and off farm value adding initiatives. With the main Conference events taking place on 19 March at the Paranaple Centre in Devonport. A practical and dynamic program of speakers will outline the Industry Reform status and what this means for individuals plus provide inspiration to maintain momentum though our ever-changing industry.

Purchase your tickets now

*Farmer Early Bird: Book before 14 February to go into the draw to win two nights accommodation at the Gateway Inn Hotel, Devonport. (Non-transferable and must use during the conference) only open to Dairy Farmers. Drawn 21 February.

Learn who Tasmania’s award-winning dairy farmers are at the Annual Award Dinner and take away concepts that you could install within your operation to take your business to the next level.

18 March 2020 - Tour ‘What is possible’


  • Rhuby Delights Factory - Viewing and tasting Tasmanian crunchy rhubarb treats, coated in delicious high-quality chocolate
  • Farm visit  - Thirlstane and Elizabeth Town Dairy Farms
  • Tasmanian Food and Wine Conservatory  - Revealing the best our island state has to offer from the best growers and producers
  • Spreyton Cidery - Tour and tasting of a few true tree to bottle cider producers in Australia

19 March 2020 - Conference 'Maintaining Momentum'


  • Jeff Odgers, Chairman - Dairy Australia | Industry Reform
  • Kendra Campbell, Group Manager Marketing and Communications – Dairy Australia | Consumer Campaign
  • Tim Roache - The Jack Green Churchill Fellowship | Modernising Milk Price Models and Managing Price Risk in the Australian Dairy Market
  • Scott Briggs, Managing Director – Bridgecape Commodies | Australian Milk Price Initiative


  • Mandy Johnson, Director - Insight On-Site | Winning the War on Talent - Practical Tips
  • Tangaroa Walker, Farm 4 Life - Contract Milker | Entertain and Inspire


  • Lydia Turner and Pieter Raedts, Research Fellows - Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture | Employment challenges and opportunities (Lydia) and controlled concentrate feeding (Pieter)
  • Mandy Johnson, Director -  Insight On-Site | Winning the War on Talent
  • Maurice Dawe, Educator -  Drug Education Network | Drug and Alcohol awareness from a health perspective
  • Jehn Leddin, Animal Monitoring Manager - Allflex | Same cows, more milk – the value of animal monitoring


Simon Worth, Livestock Selection Manager – Livestock Improvement
Matt Hodgson, Arching Group (NZ) – Managing Director

Tasmanian Dairy Awards 

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Tasmanian Dairy Awards:


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