UK Dairy Day Seminars

UK Dairy Day 2018 featured two seminar zones on the first floor within the Sharing Knowledge Zone kindly sponsored by XL Vets.

Thank you to all the speakers, chairpersons and visitors who attended the seminars. 
PDF copies of speaker presentations will be available to download once permission has been confirmed by each speaker.


Time Zone Presentation
9.30am Zone 2 Milking data to drive herd performance
Presented by Dave Gilbert of Dairy Insight
10.00am Zone 1 Improving Youngstock health & welfare by working with your vet using a practical checklist.
Presented by Katharine Baxter-Smith from MSD Animal Health
10.20am Zone 2 Traceability and Innovation within the M&S Dairy and Beef Supply Chain
Presented by Peter Kennedy from M&S
10.40am Zone 1 Drying off - A crucial part of the dairy cow lactation cycle.
Presented by Sioned Timothy from Boehringer Ingelheim
11.00am Zone 2 Maximising profit per pregnancy.
Presented by Mark Roach from Cogent
11.20am Zone 1 Forward planning key to meeting impending ammonia regulations.
Presented by Tom Gill from Promar
11.40am Zone 2 The impact of calf rearing on her future productivity as a cow.
Presented by Bianca Theeruth from Cargill
12 noon Zone 1 Feeding cows this winter with low forage availability.
Presented by Adam Clay from NWF Agriculture
12.20pm Zone 2 Why are we throwing money down the drain in antibiotics for calves.
Presented by Matt Yarnall from Boehringer Ingelheim  
12.40pm Zone 1 Taking responsibility for TB - whose job is it anyway?
Presented by Sarah Tomlinson from TB Advisory Service
1.00pm Zone 2

Industry Panel Q&A (Held in Zone 2)
"Working with and improving the public's perception of the dairy industry".  The panel will be chaired by Dan Humphries, Partner of Dairy Insight & Horizon Dairy Vets , BVSc (Hons) MRCVS

Panel Members
> Paul Tompkins, NFU Dairy Board
> Phil Brooke, Compassion in World Farming
> Hannah Lloyd, Pinstone
> Wallace Gregg, Dairy Farmer

2.00pm Zone 1 Focusing on feed management in times of uncertainty.
Presented by Ian Leach from Alltech and KEENAN
2.20pm Zone 2 More milk, less time: Maximising parlour throughput.
Presented by Tom Greenham from Advance Milking
2.40pm Zone 1 Farm Labour Post Brexit.
Presented by Wyn Morgan from Harper Adams
3.00pm Zone 2 A new approach to protein formulation in dairy rations - could it benefit your business?
Presented by Iwan Vaughan from Wynnstay
3.20pm Zone 1 Johne's - mapping out the future.
Presented by Nathan Loewenstein from Shropshire Farm Vets
3.40pm Zone 2

A team approach to tackling lameness
Presented by Tom Wright of LLM Farm Vets

2018 Seminar Zone Sponsor - XL Vets

XLVets is a community of independently-owned, progressive veterinary practices that work together to achieve the highest standards of veterinary care. Members of XLVets work collaboratively sharing knowledge, experience and skills, to achieve excellence in veterinary practice that ensures they deliver a high level of customer care and animal welfare.  01228 711788

For further information on the seminar presentations please contact Jess Edwards on 01923 695225 or email