Dinner time last night at the Global Dairy 500 Conference featured multiple subject discussions. You picked your topic and then participated in a discussion after eating. I attended the Silage Discussion Dinner led by Matthew Smith, Alltech. You can see Matthew getting his slides ready for the start of the discussion. He works for the company in New Zealand and … Read More
The afternoon breakout sessions at the Global Dairy 500 Conference are summarized immediately in a group setting and the session is led by Dr. Pearse Lyons, President of Alltech. Here is one of the participants stating what his discussion table talked about. We get a break after this session until a series of discussion dinners this evening which I’ll be … Read More
It’s always good to hear what other dairy farmers have to say. In this video clip you can hear several of the farmers attending the Global Dairy 500 Conference talk about their industry and the challenges facing it. Topics include the economy, overproduction of milk, silage quality, and people management. This is another of the videos you’ll find in the … Read More
The YouTubers at Alltech have put together a short video from the tour to Fair Oaks Dairy which I thought you’d enjoy. 2009 Global Dairy 500 Conference Photo Album World Dairy Diary coverage of the Global Dairy 500 Conference is sponsored by .
After the morning sessions and lunch the Global Dairy 500 participants sit at discussion tables. These breakout sessions are very lively and interactive and on many different topics. I followed along with one led by Brent Lawrence, Alltech. Brent handles the southeast territory of Florida and Georgia. At his table were dairy farmers from the USA, Germany, Korea and the … Read More
The Global Dairy 500 Conference is a truly international one. There are farmers here from all over the world which requires a lot of translators who are working very hard in their booths at the back of the conference presentation rooms. One of the groups I ran into early is from Germany. They were all enjoying an early sample of … Read More
To tell dairy farmers attending the Global Dairy 500 Conference what to “leave in and what to take out” was Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois. Mike is very passionate about the diary business and so enthusiastic that our translators had to get him to slow down so they could translate for our international audience. Hutjens addressed feed questions and says … Read More
Providing the first remarks on the program for the Global Dairy 500 Conference was Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and President, Alltech. The theme of his opening remarks was to answer the question, “Is there a future for dairy in these turbulent times?” Dr. Lyons addressed the real challenges in the dairy business internationally. The Conference has attendees from all over … Read More
The Global Dairy 500 Conference was kicked off with a welcome from Geoff Frank, Alltech. He pointed out that this is a “farmers” meeting and the second annual conference. Discussing problems and sharing new ideas is the main purpose of the meeting. So hopefully that is what will be accomplished. He says that he hopes Alltech will play a role … Read More
The Global Dairy 500 Conference is underway here in Lexington, KY. To get you started watch this video clip prepared to set the stage for the conversation over the next couple days. Remember to follow along with Allie on the Alltech Tweets Twitter account. World Dairy Diary coverage of the Global Dairy 500 Conference is sponsored by .