Jack Kennedy, Deputy Editor will host this stage of National & International speakers
Theme – Adding Value to milk;
The Irish dairy industry is vibrant, growing and looking for new opportunities. Where is the future for added value in the dairy chain? What milk prices can farmers expect in 5 and 10 years time?
Session 1: 9.30 to 10.30
Understanding milk and making the most of it
Moderator: Amii McKeever, Editor, Irish Country Living
- Orla Walsh, Self employed Dietitian – The value of dairy – debunking the myths on dairy free diets.
- Teddy Cashman, Dairy farmer and Chairman of the NDC – How can dairy farmers meet the challenges of a fast changing consumer?
Session 2: 10.30 to 12.00
Adding value to dairy – using international best practice to map the right direction for Irish dairy companies
Moderator: Jack Kennedy, Irish Farmers Journal
- Eoin Lowry, Agribusiness Editor and Deputy Editor, Irish Farmers Journal – The Irish dairy Industry overview – What Irish companies are adding value?
- James Caffyn, GIRA Market intelligence – what global dairy companies are adding value to dairy product successfully and returning better milk prices to farmers?
- Roisin Hennerty, CEO Ornua Foods Americas and Global Marketing Director – The US market a perspective
- Padraig Brennan – Director of Markets with Bord Bia, Dairy growth anticipated in Chinese/Asian market?
Session 3: 12.00 to 1.30
Understanding how dairy trade works and what is the milk price outlook on key dairy commodities for the next 12 months?
- Jack Kennedy to interview US dairy farmer – Llyod Holterman, Wisconsin, US
Moderator: Lorcan Allen, Irish Farmers Journal
- Rik Loeters, Director, Trigona Dairy Trade, Netherlands
- Lucas Fuess, Director, Market Intelligence Higher Ground Chicago, US
Session 4: 1.30 to 3pm
Climate change and the Environment – what are the challenges and solutions for a growing dairy sector?
Introduction to session
- VIDEO: John Fitzgerald, Chairperson Climate Change Advisory Council; ESRI and Trinity College Dublin
Moderator: Thomas Hubert, Irish Farmers Journal
- Noel Meehan – Teagasc, What’s happening with the Teagasc and the Dairy Sustainability Ireland initiative on managing nutrients from dairy farmers?
- Ciaran Fitzgerald – Food Economist, With over 30 year experience in the food industry – what are the facts on climate change and the dairy food chain?
- John Muldowney, Department of Agriculture, Climate change and Bioenergy policy Division – key challenges and solutions to the climate change limits and targets on farming.