Dairy’s Brexit ‘to do’ agenda

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - FARMING -

De­fra Min­is­ter, Ge­orge Eus­tice, will out­line the UK Govern­ment’s milk sec­tor “to do” list for post-Brexit Bri­tain when he ad­dresses the 2019 Se­mex Dairy Con­fer­ence in Glas­gow in Jan­uary.

Head­ing the lineup of speak­ers at the event, on Jan­uary 13-15, he will give his over­view of the sec­tor’s strengths and weak­nesses as pro­duc­ers head into what the con­fer­ence or­gan­is­ers de­scribe as a “piv­otal year of change” for the UK.

Fur­ther post-Brexit im­pli­ca­tions will be tack­led by NFU pres­i­dent Minette Bat­ters and Jukka Lik­i­talo of the Euro­pean As­so­ci­a­tion of Dairy Trade, with in­ter­na­tional trade pre­sen­ta­tions by US speaker Sue McCloskey, who founded the Fair­life milk brand, and Char­lie Perotti, Fon­terra’s pro­duc­tion di­rec­tor in China.

Del­e­gates will also get the chance to hear Ash Ami­rah­madi, of Arla Foods UK; Chris Walk­land, mar­ket an­a­lyst; Tom Le­vitt, Nuffield Scholar; Dr Gio­vanni Gnemmi of Bovin­evet; dairy farmer Joe Wannop; Dr Michael Louhis, Se­mex Al­liance; Will Evans, dig­i­tal in­no­va­tor, and Jeremy Hig­gins, US dairy herd man­ager.

Ge­orge Eus­tice

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