Dairy Industry Backs Conference

UK - Organisations from across the dairy industry have come together to show their support of dairy farmers by sponsoring the 2011 dairy conference entitled: ‘The Dairy Industry: Challenges Local and Global’.
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The Ulster Farmers’ Union is one of the 10 sponsors, which also include: Ulster Bank, NFU Mutual, Glanbia, DARD, Actisaf, Deosan, Dairymaster, Lakeland and Town of Monaghan Co-op.

Maurice Hurst, member of the conference organising committee, said: “The number of sponsors that have come on board shows the importance of this conference. It is great opportunity for those interested in the dairy industry to hear from some of the most influential figures in world milk production, examine the very real challenges facing the industry, and to discuss the way forward.

"This cross-industry approach can only benefit all parties involved and I believe this will ultimately make Northern Ireland’s dairy industry stronger as a whole.”

The conference, organised for dairy farmers by dairy farmers, is being co-ordinated by the Ulster Farmers’ Union working with local producers. The event will see a host of influential dairy sector figures voice their opinions and analysis on the way forward for dairy farming in Northern Ireland.

The Conference – ‘The Dairy Industry: Challenges Local and Global’, will be hosted in the Armagh City Hotel on Friday 8 July 2011.

The presentations and debate will examine the challenges facing the Northern Ireland dairy industry, particularly with the abolition of quota in 2015, and look at how these challenges can be turned into opportunities for the sector.

Other confirmed speakers for the conference, which is open to all dairy farmers and milk industry stakeholders are: First Milk Chairman Bill Mustoe; Glanbia Group Managing Director John Moloney; Town of Monaghan Chief Executive Vincent Gilhawley; and Broadcaster Richard Wright. The conference will be chaired by Ulster Farmers’ Union Chief Executive Clarke Black.

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