Exciting speakers for SA conference

09 Mar, 2019 04:00 AM
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World-renowned calf-rearing expert, Dr Bob James, professor emeritus of dairy science at Virginia Tech University, will challenge farmers to think differently about calf rearing.
The conference had been designed to provide an insight into the latest advancements ...
World-renowned calf-rearing expert, Dr Bob James, professor emeritus of dairy science at Virginia Tech University, will challenge farmers to think differently about calf rearing.

The 2019 DairySA Central Conference promises an exciting line-up of speakers around the theme of 'Diverse Dairy: Driving Opportunities'.

More than 120 dairyfarmers and service providers from across South Australia's Fleurieu, Barossa Mid-North and River and Lakes districts are expected to attend the one-day conference, to be held for the first time at The Bend Motorsport Park at Tailem Bend, on March 14.

Acknowledging the diverse dairy farm operations in the region - in herd size, milk production and systems - the 2019 DairySA Central Conference will present, discuss and question the opportunities for each farm to reach their potential.

DairySA's conference co-ordinator Beck Burgess said the conference had been designed to provide an insight into the latest advancements in animal, energy and people management areas, challenging delegates to identify opportunities to help them grow or improve current practices on farm.

World-renowned calf-rearing expert, Dr Bob James, professor emeritus of dairy science at Virginia Tech University, will challenge farmers to think differently about calf rearing and its associated costs by reassessing the common elements of environment, colostrum, feeding regimes, group housing and facility management.

Four concurrent sessions will look at the new opportunities around irrigation management, energy options, and looking after people.

The new Dairy Platform Outdoor Trade Sites are also included as part of these concurrent sessions, giving delegates the chance to get up close to the latest large machinery on the market.

For speaker Sam Bailey, life has always been about doing it differently. A farmer, pilot, husband and best-selling author, he has achieved all of those from a wheelchair. His inspirational story is guaranteed to make everyone think differently about life and overcoming its obstacles.

To register for the DairySA Central Conference 2019, head to www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2019-dairysa-central-conference-tickets-53085301566.

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