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Conference Theme

Dairy science for profitable and sustainable farming

(Developing solutions to identified challenges facing dairying in 2030)

This year’s conference theme is: “Dairy science for profitable and sustainable farming”. The conference will strongly focus on identifying the challenges facing dairying in the coming decade, and outline how science is currently responding to develop solutions to those challenges that are well-defined. In acknowledgement that not all challenges are well-defined, or possibly even clearly enough identified, the conference will also focus on the knowledge gaps in science.

This is a conference for sharing information and approaches to solving challenges and problems facing the dairy industries of New Zealand and Australia and has implications far beyond these 2 regions.

For more detail on sub-themes within the conference, and how to submit an abstract, see the ‘Abstracts’ tab.

 

1     More productive, resilient and sustainable forage-based systems

  • Manipulating the microbiome in forage science to solve the major challenges facing dairying in the next 10+ years
  • The role of forage management in solving the major challenges facing dairying in the next 10+ years

 

2     More productive, resilient and sustainable animals

  • The frontiers of biomedical science and its application to animal science in solving the major challenges facing dairying in the next 10+ years
  • Manipulating the microbiome in animal science to solve the major challenges facing dairying in the next 10+ years

 

3     Social licence to farm

  • Potential solutions to the major animal welfare issues facing dairying in the next 10+ years
  • Potential solutions to the major water quality issues facing dairying in the next 10+ years
  • Potential solutions to the major greenhouse gas issues facing dairying in the next 10+ years

 

4     People and technologies as enablers of productive, attractive and resilient farm systems

  • The role of technology in improving farm resilience and helping farmers make more informed decisions in the next 10+ years