Conference Programme

Theme: 20 years on . . . stop! recalibrate! repeat!

20 years ago South African dairy wasn’t very relevant in terms of world competitiveness.   However – through the technology transfer afforded by the SALHC our dairy industry became competitive on the world stage – we need to recalibrate to see how we stack up now.  Currently we are dealing with an incredible amount of “noise” in our businesses (politics, land expropriation, state capture, volatile rand, volatile milk price, severe drought), etc… We need to shut out the noise and refocus on our businesses and what is best for them. It is time to recalibrate, rethink … repeat!

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Preliminary programme for 2019

Sunday, 2 June 2019

TimeTopicSpeaker
17:30Meet & greet - cocktail
Opening of exhibitions

Monday, 3 June 2019

TimeTopicSpeaker
Chair:Simon MatthewsOVER THE HORIZON
09:00Welcome and opening prayerSimon Matthews/Pastor Paul Raper
09:10KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Tackling the future head-onDr Gerhard van Rensburg, Director: Future Leaders Africa – Innovationext’s exclusive Africa partner
09:50Global trends shaping the horizons for South African dairy producersDavid Richmond, Fonterra
10:30DISCUSSION
10:40TEA
ChairMark HauffRECALIBRATING - AND RESETTING THE BAR
11:10Profit from pasture - a future perspectiveProf Kevin Smith, Australia
11:50The prudent use of antimicrobialsDr Christiaan Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands
12:20DISCUSSION
12:30LUNCH
ChairBasil DoonanTHE PEOPLE POWERHOUSE
13:30Enhancing personal well-being - Because your well-being matters to ensure the health, welfare and productivity of your cowsDr David Bartram, Zoetis
14:10Sustainability with benefitsDr Judith Capper, UK
14:50DISCUSSION
15:00TEA
FOLLOW FACT NOT FASHION
15:20A blueprint for dairy cowsDr Richard Shephard, Australia
16:00Riding the cycle and winning numbersAidan Bomford, Intelact
16:50Virtual farm visitHayden Stokes, KZN
17:30DISCUSSION
18:00HAPPY HOUR

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

TIme TopicSpeaker
Chair:Nigel LokFIGURING IT OUT FASTER!
08:30Overview of day 1Nigel Lok
09:10Getting the most out of advanced farm management technologiesDr Callum Eastwood, DairyNZ
09:50Dairy genomicsDr Steven Larmer, Semex
10:30DISCUSSION
10:40TEA & poster session
CONVERTING DATA TO KNOWLEDGE
11:30Turning big data into big outcomesPieter Oosthuizen, Cargill
12:10Quantifying the benefit of using genomic bulls and the potential benefits of testing new-born heifersProf Dorian Garrick, NZ
12:50DISCUSSION
13:00LUNCH
Chair:Rob Stapylton-SmithARE WE THERE YET?
14:00 From good to great: it's better than you think. How to join the world's winnersLeon Louw, Free Market Foundation
14:40"Disruptology"
What you need in order to succeed in an ever-changing world
Juanita Vorster, Unique speakers bureau
15:20DISCUSSION
15:30T EA
Chair:Joe ViviersTACKLING THE FUTURE HEAD-ON
16:00Refine your point of differenceGreg Mills, NZ
16:40The emergence, development and effectiveness of decision rules for pasture-based dairy systemsProf Kevin Smith, Australia
17:20Virtual farm tourTshilidzi Matshidzula
17:40Virtual farm tourJoubert Fourie
17:50DISCUSSION
18:00HAPPY HOUR

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

TimeTopicSpeaker
Chair:Dr Chris van DijkFROM GOOD TO GREAT
08:30Overview of day 2Dr Chris van Dijk
08:40South Africa - lessons over the past 20 years that will take us into the next 20 yearsGreg Mills
09:10Cut out the noise - stop, recalibrate, rethink, repeatBasil Doonan
09:40DISCUSSION
09:50Be patient - start small but think BIGDr John Westwood
10:50CONFERENCE CLOSES - TEA

Speakers

Dr Gerhard van Rensburg

Dr Gerhard van Rensburg, New leadership era keynote

David Richmond

David Richmond - speaker at the SA Large Herds conference 2019

Prof Kevin Smith

Prof Kevin Smith, speaker at the SA Large herds conference 2019

Dr Christiaan Scherpenzeel

Dr Christiaan Scherpenzeel, GD Animal Health, CV

Dr David Bartram

Dr David Bartram from Zoetis, speaker at the SA Large Herds Conference

Dr Jude Capper

Jude Capper, UK - speaker at the SA Large Herds Conference 2019

Dr Richard Shephard

Richard Shephard - speaker at the SA Large herds conference 2019

Aidan Bomford

Aidan Bomford, Intelact - speaker at the SA Large Herds Conference 2019

Dr Callum Eastwood

Dr Callum Eastwood DairyNZ speaker at SA Large Herds Conference

Dr Steven Larmer

Steven Larmer - speaker at the SA Large Herds Conference 2019

Pieter Oosthuizen

Pieter Oosthuizen, Cargill, big data, big outcomes

Prof Dorian Garrick

Dorian Garrick - speaker at the SA Large Herds conference 2019

Juanita Vorster

Juanita Vorster motivational speaker Unique Speakers Bureau

Leon Louw

Leon Louw - speaker at the SA Large herds conference 2019

Greg Mills

Greg Mills - speaker at the SA Large Herds conference 2019

Basil Doonan

Basil Doonan - speaker at the SA Large Herds conference 2019

Dr John Westwood

John Westwood - speaker at the SA Large Herds conference 2019