UK Dairy Day Seminars

The UK Dairy Day 2021 seminars and industry panels held at UK Dairy Day on Wednesday 15th September at Telford  were sponsored by Harper Adams University.

Links to view copies of selected presentations will be upload soon.



Title & Speaker


SEMINAR: Transition Dairy Cow, her needs and wants!
Presented by Owen Atkinson, Bio-Energy Ingredients Ltd


PANEL: Future Dairy Export
CHAIR:  Tom Bradshaw, NFU Vice President
John Giles – Promar International, Divisional Director, Lucy Randolph, AHDB; Michael Oakes, NFU Dairy Board; Sarah Appleby, Appleby’s Cheese


SEMINAR: Investigating factors that influence the transition period: A regional study.
Presented by Emma Redfern, Harper Adams University, PHD Student


PANEL: Future Farming with Climate Change
CHAIR:  Tim Gue, Farmer
Tom Gill, Promar International; Graham Wilkinson, Arla; Dr Jude Capper, Harper Adams University; Tim Downes, OMSCO & Organic Dairy Farmer


SEMINAR: Improving Dairy Cow Fertility
Presented by Dr Cliff Lister, Caltech Crystalyx


PANEL: Future Farming without Subsidies
CHAIR:  Phil Halhead, MD of Norbreck Genetics
Tom Bradshaw, NFU; John Allen, Kite Consulting; Steve Dunkley, AHDB; John Powell, Defra


SEMINAR: Dairy Farm Equipment Support: Professionalism in the industry
Presented by John Baines, Chair & Technical Adviser of Milking Equipment Association 


PANEL: Future Dairy Markets
CHAIR: Hugh Pocock, Cultura Recruitment
Paul Flanagan, AHDB, Chris Walkland, Market Analyst; David Booth, Marks & Spencer;
Gemma Smale-Rowland, NFU Board Member & Dairy Farmer


2021 Seminar Zone Sponsor - Harper Adams University

Set on a 635-hectare farm, Harper Adams is the UK’s leading specialist university tackling the future development of the world’s food production, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business. With a reputation for excellence and innovation, the campus offers state-of-the-art facilities and courses for undergraduate, postgraduate and lifelong learners.