Dairy & Nutrition

28th – 29th August, 2018
Sydney, Australia


The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) is expected to grow up to 6% by at a CAGR of 4.7% during the period 2017-2021.

Australian Dairy Market is expected to rise by $13 billion between 2016-2021 having a CAGR of 4%.

The Asia Pacific Dairy Processing Equipment Market would witness the market growth of 6.5% CAGR during the forecast period (2017-2023).”


About the Event

According to a recent report, the Australian Dairy sector is estimated to rise by approx. $13 billion between 2016-2021 having a CAGR of 4%. Australia exports approximately 50% of the dairy products. The Australian Dairy industry notably accounts for 10% of the global export market thus, making it the third largest exporter after New Zealand and European Union. Asia is the key export destination for Australian Dairy Products, including countries like Singapore, China, Malaysia, Japan, and Indonesia.

Australian Dairy sector being the third largest exporter has various challenges & concerns, some of which are water (Murray Darling Basin Plan), carbon, retail milk price & animal health and welfare, also searching, training and retaining skilful professionals. The usage minimization of the of routine calving induction, declination of proportion of consumers considering dairy as a quality product, which slipped to 69% from a baseline of 72%, favourable weather and increased input costs are some of the other challenges facing Australian Dairy Sector. Despite the challenges, the global consumer demands for milk and various dairy products are reaching new heights. It is presenting opportunities for some dairy farm businesses – particularly around choice to supply new markets and more commercially attractive supply contracts.

The aim of Dairy & Nutrition Conference is to provide a comprehensive overview of the Australian Dairy industry including, herd management, analysis of sensors for milk production, pasture management, biotechnology in dairy sector, robotic milking systems, approaches to vaccination schemes, silage making technologies, Technology in Controlling Mastitis & Anti-Salmonella Phage Development and latest technologies focusing on future pros.

The conference will throw light on Australian trade, production, consumption and stocks as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in dairy products covering cow’s milk, cheese, butter, skim milk, milk powder, whole milk powder etc. Furthermore, it will include industry’s growth opportunities, challenges and leading market products, applications & highlighting how companies are stationed in the market in terms of sustainability, competency, production capacity and strategic outlook.

Dairy & Nutrition Conference will discuss the global and multidisciplinary approach in the field of sustainable dairy developments, regulation, policies, quality & safety control followed by the reciprocity of current research findings and technical advancements acquired by dairy specialists. Expert speakers, research scientists, dairy specialists, nutritionists, health inspectors and veterinary doctors are invited to focus on latest research, innovations, recommendations and ideas for improving the sustainability and profitability of Australian Dairy Sector.

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Dairy & Nutrition 
28th – 29th August, 2018
Sydney, Australia

Day 1: 28th August, 2018
 8.30 AM Registration & Coffee
Australian Dairy Sector: Current Market Trends & Drivers
Forecasting Future of Pastoral Growth
An Outlook on Victorian Dairy Industry: Future Prospects
How to Mitigate Catastrophic Risk in Australian Dairy & Agriculture?
10.30 AM Morning Coffee Break & Networking

A Consumers’ Perspective Towards Dairy: How does it Influence Dairy Industry?


Working Together Towards a Bright Future: Managing Farmers’ Workforce for Optimum Profit

An Overview of Labertouche Dairy and Poultry Farm

 1.00 PM

Networking Lunch

Energising Future of Dairy

How to Optimise Farmgate Return from the Market?
How Can You Expand Your Threshold: Dairy Farmer’s Perspectives
 3.00 PM Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking
Dairy as a Career- Building Career and Future Planning in Dairy

Comprehending the Use of Robots in Dairy Industry

Animal Handling Process: Minimising Stress in Handling Stock

Q & A

  End of Day 1
Day 2: 29th August, 2018
Whey Peptides: Comprehending Roles for Lactoferrin
Examining Alternatives to Dairy Farm Ownership in Order to Generate Wealth in Dairy Industry
Climatic Challenges Observed in Pastoral Agriculture in Australia
Uses & Application of Remote Monitoring System for Conserving Energy
10.30 AM Morning Coffee Break & Networking
Latest on Robotic Milking Systems
Acquiring Best Value from Feed Choices
Dairy Cattle: Variation of Immune System on Reproduction
1.00 PM Networking Lunch
Understanding the Effectiveness of Whey Protein Source on Processing and Functionality
Optimizing Calf Nutrition to Avoid Diseases
 3.00 PM Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking
Identifying the Modern Tools for Genetic Improvements in Livestock
Understanding How Dairy Farming Companies are Handling Dairy Industry’s Recent Challenges & Opportunities

Q & A

  End of Conference

*Agenda content and timeline subject to change.



Allan McCracken
Labertouche Farm P/L

Allan has grown up in a family involved in dairy and cattle farming in New Zealand for over a century. He and his wife Sue have four adult children.They began their farming career in the early eighties via the traditional sharemilking system in NZ, and purchased their first of a number of dairy farms in 1985. In 2006 they, together with a small group of NZ investors purchased a 1050 dairy cow and 300,000 bird broiler operation at Labertouche Gippsland, which they still own and operate. 
Allan has always had an interest in dairy politics both in New Zealand and Australia. In 1988 he became one of New Zealand’s youngest dairy industry board directors where he held that position as well as other corporate board directorships over almost 20 years until 2006.
Allan specialises in company management and governance oversight. He owns and operates a consulting firm offering financial, management, succession and governance advice and services to businesses across a range of industries.

Allan’s interests include recreational sports and fishing, and music.

Chook kealey
Low Stress Stockhandling Pty Ltd

Chook Kealey lives in the New England area of New South Wales where he runs a commercial cattle and sheep operation. Initially training remedial and performance horses, he changed direction in 1996 to focus on commercial livestock in North West Queensland. During that time, he gained experience working large mobs of cattle in extensive areas as well as very intense grazing systems which helped develop a deep understanding of the animal psychology needed to enhance production. He has been conducting Low Stress Stockhandling pty ltd schools for the past 16 years, covering a very diverse range of herding species which has involved helping Australia’s largest commercial camel dairy to milk camel cows one month after they arrived feral from central Australia. He is passionate about changing people’s paradigms regarding working with livestock.

Andrew Trotter
Founder and CEO
Latevo Pty Ltd

Andrew is a highly experienced farmer, agronomist and advisor who, along with creating Australia’s first agricultural income protection insurance for dryland farmers, has been assisting his father managing the 1000-hectare family farm in the highly productive Wimmera district of Victoria.
The Latevo agricultural income protection model is unique in the Australian market as it offers high-level cover for all natural perils affecting broadacre crops and also enables farmers to mitigate their own risk whilst maximizing yield potential.
Latevo has been on the market for three years, has a 100% claims payout strike rate and is currently harnessing technology opportunities to enable more farmers complete the due diligence processes effectively to maximize their coverage offers.
It made news in 2014 when the first claims payout of $944k was made to a Queensland grower and after a period of trading in a difficult climate, Latevo now boasts to have received more premiums than payouts during its start up phase.
The current model provides an efficient balance that ticks all the boxes for both insurers and farmers.  Whilst the program is only currently available for dryland farmers the model is adaptable to many other farming sectors.

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