Loughry College to host conference

The Society of Dairy Technology (SDT) in association with CAFRE, Ulster Farmers’ Union and Dairy UK NI are holding their Spring Conference at CAFRE – Loughry Campus, Cookstown on Wednesday 1 April 2015.

With the abolition of milk quotas on 1 April 2015, the Conference entitled “Future in Focus - The Dairy Industry in a Post-Quota World” will provide a timely opportunity to consider the impending challenges and opportunities for the dairy sector.

A host of top class speakers including: Mansel Raymond, MBE, chairman of the Dairy Working Group, Copa Cogeca; Sophie Helaine, DG Agri; Mark Faherty, Irish Dairy Board; Professor Paul Ross of University College Cork; Dr David Dobbin CBE, chief executive of Dale Farm Ltd, and Alex Bandini of Kantar Worldpanel will address this topical subject.

This exciting conference is aimed at everyone with an interest in the dairy supply chain and further details and a booking form can be obtained from the SDT website (http://www.sdt.org) or by contacting Gary Andrews at CAFRE on 028 8676 8270 or email: gary.andrews@dardni.gov.uk.