We have an exciting lineup of speakers preparing to join us at this year’s conference.

Amongst them are:

Dr Matthieu Bouchon, Centre INRAE Clermont Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, on the latest developments in their cow-calf contact system trials

Professor Pippa Chapman, University of Leeds, on soil management for sustainable agriculture

Dr Julia Cooper, Newcastle University, on nutrient cycling in dairy farming systems

Dr Keith Cutler, Synergy Farm Health, on the diagnostic and management challenge of bovine Tuberculosis

Ruth Dalton, a native livestock specialist, on approaches to managing dairy animals on pasture and implications for biodiversity

Dr Phil Hogarth, Lead Scientist for Bovine Tuberculosis at the UK’s Animal & Plant Health Agency, on the progress of the Agency’s TB cattle vaccine programme

Dr Stefan Irmler, Agroscope, on causes and controls of histamine development in cheese

Professor Michael Lee, Harper Adams University, on measuring the environmental impact of dairy farming

Paul Muto, Oliver Seeds, on field-level plant biodiversity and the limits of herbal leys

Professor Cath Rees, University of Nottingham, on progress with tests to detect bovine Tuberculosis in milk and blood samples

Dr Jeanne Ropars, Université Paris-Saclay, on the domestication of Penicillium moulds and implications for cheesemakers

Becky Wilson, Technical director of the Farm Carbon Toolkit Project