The UDV will hit the hard issues of herd improvement, government funding and discuss its vision for the Australian dairy industry at this week’s 38th annual conference.March 25, 2014 4:00am
The UDV will hit the hard issues of herd improvement, government funding and discuss its vision for the Australian dairy industry at this week’s 38th annual conference.
Macarthur dairy farmer and outgoing UDV president Kerry Callow emphasised the importance of UDV members attending the conference at the MCG this week.
‘‘The opportunity for our members and industry alike to come together is crucial. The event isn’t just about networking and industry engagement, it’s about setting the agenda for the year ahead,’’ Ms Callow said.
‘‘Members must attend to have their say on the priorities the UDV focuses on in the coming year.’’
Resolutions to be voted on by members include:
Also on the agenda is a panel discussion based on the hypothetical: ‘‘It’s 2025 and the industry is producing 15 billion litres annually and is profitable. Farmer investment has increased, the manufacturing sector is producing at world’s best practice and Australia is once again a major player in the export market. How did we get there?
Chris Murphy and Matt Shaffer from Dairy Australia, Australian Dairy Farmers president Noel Campbell and former ADF chief executive John McQueen will be on the panel.
The complexity of milk price structures will also be reviewed. Milk Price Structure Review and Next Steps presented by UDV policy councillor Adam Jenkins, will discuss the progress of the UDV in trying to develop a simplified structure during the past six months.
The president’s dinner will have Water and Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh as the special guest.
Registrations for the UDV Annual Conference and Annual Meeting are now open via the VFF website www.vff.org.au and on the day.
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The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
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Leitchville-Gunbower claimed honours in its A grade showdown against Lockington-Bamawm United yesterday, 53-31.
Hundreds rose early for Dawn Services across the district on Saturday to commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli landings.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
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Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash could not confirm when or if Deniliquin’s health classification would be changed when in town a little more than a week ago.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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