Top dairy spe­cial­ists at in­au­gu­ral event

The Galloway News - - FARMING REVIEW -

Farm­ing and ru­ral sup­plier MoleVal­ley Farm­ers is host­ing its in­au­gu­ral dairy con­fer­ence onTues­day, Novem­ber 7 at Ayr Race­course.

Head of MoleVal­ley com­mu­ni­ca­tions and agri­cul­tural af­fairs Julie Ed­wards, said:“We have a renowned line-up of in­ter­na­tional speak­ers pro­vid­ing ex­pert ad­vice on an­i­mal wel­fare, build­ing de­sign and con­struc­tion, busi­ness man­age­ment as well as dairy nu­tri­tion. We look for­ward to wel­com­ing farm­ers from the north of Eng­land and from through­out Scot­land to at­tend this land­mark event.”

The in­ter­na­tional line-up of ex­perts in­cludes speak­ers fromThe Nether­lands, USA and UK.

FromWis­con­sin, Matt Lange (MBA) is a renowned dairy busi­ness con­sul­tant with Com­peer Fi­nan­cial.The com­pany serves the busi­ness needs of more than 100 dairy clients through­out the USA and ac­counts for more than 100,000 milk­ing cows within its com­pany port­fo­lio.

As well as bud­getary and busi­ness per­for­mance mon­i­tor­ing, Matt also ad­vises on strate­gic plan­ning, bench­mark­ing, tac­ti­cal de­ci­sion mak­ing and anal­y­sis.

Founder of Cow Sig­nal­sTrain­ing Com­pany andVetvice, Joep Driessen, pro­vides farm­ers with a pre­sen­ta­tion on un­der­stand­ing cow sig­nals and the ben­e­fits of in­creas­ing an­i­mal health and wel­fare.

A qual­i­fied vet­eri­nar­ian, Mr Driessen started his first Cow Sig­nals work­shop in 1999 and founded his con­sul­tancy com­pany in 2007.The com­pany now has more than 300 train­ers and op­er­ates in 55 coun­tries.

Bert­janWester­laan is a part­ner in­Vetvice Barn De­sign, a lead­ing com­pany based in Hol­land spe­cial­is­ing in cow com­fort, labour ef­fi­ciency, build­ing de­sign and sus­tain­able milk pro­duc­tion.

A qual­i­fied vet­eri­nar­ian, MrWester­laan has de­liv­ered build­ing de­sign in more than 21 coun­tries in­clud­ing Canada, China, Ger­many, main­land Eu­rope as well as the UK.Vetvice has de­liv­ered more than 1,000 build­ing lay­outs and two-thirds of the com­pany’s de­signs are cur­rently for ro­botic units.

Two speak­ers from the UK com­plete the ex­pert line-up. Tom Hough, tech­ni­cal man­ager at MoleVal­ley Farm­ers de­liv­ers a pre­sen­ta­tion on“Op­ti­mum Life­time Dairy.”

Dr Robin Hawkey, MoleVal­ley Farm­ers tech­ni­cal sales man­ager pro­vides his in­sight on“The Next Chap­ter on Pre­ci­sion Nu­tri­tion.”

The con­fer­ence is free to at­tend with lunch also pro­vided. Any­one wish­ing to at­tend the event or re­quir­ing ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tion should reg­is­ter by phon­ing MoleVal­ley Farm­ers 01260 279 539.

Speaker Matt Lange is a renowned dairy busi­ness con­sul­tant in the USA

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