International Symposium on Dairy Cattle Nutrition 2014: Strategies towards a quota-free dairy production

The end of milk quota will bring a new dynamic in dairy industry. How will milk production develop worldwide, which regions will grow in production capacity and what are the limiting factors concerning environmental issues and emissions? How will large dairy farms be managed, where will our feedstuffs be produced and how will milk and feed price evolve?

With a quota-free era starting soon, seven experts from the Netherlands and abroad will present their vision on opportunities and threats for future dairy production, on Thursday 16 October 2014 in Wageningen, The Netherlands.

The symposium is organized by the Centre for Animal Nutrition, in cooperation with Balchem Corporation, Diamond V, FrieslandCampina and Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences.

Representatives from feed, feed additive and dairy industry, knowledge institutes and governmental organizations as well as veterinarians, students and others were invited to attend the 2014 symposium.

Programme & Presentations

Time Title Speaker Organisation
09:45h Prospects for dairy industry - opportunities and threats - abstract - presentation Ruud Huirne Rabobank
10:30h Prospects for dairy industry - challenges for the dairy chain - abstract - presentation Frans Keurentjes FrieslandCampina
11:15h Environmental impact of dairy industry - presentation Imke de Boer Wageningen University
13:30h Increasing feed demands - production of home-grown feeds - abstract - presentation Gert van Duinkerken Wageningen UR Livestock Research
14:15h Increasing feed demands - improving feeding management and efficiency - abstract - presentation Francisco Ysunza Diamond V
15:00h Coffee break
15:30h Smart farming- technological solutions for large herds - abstract - presentation Ilan Halachmi Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Israel
16:15h Future of dairy production: large-scale production, expanding herds, marketing and dairy education - abstract - presentation Greg Bethard G&R Dairy Consulting, USA


Hof van Wageningen, Hotel and Conference Centre
Lawickse Allee 9
6701 AN  Wageningen

The Netherlands

Phone +31 317 490 133

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Hotel accommodation

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