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Dairy Research Conference (online): Efficiency, nutrition and fertility


The Dairy Research Partnership online conference will share the outcomes of research projects undertaken as part of our Dairy Research Partnership Initiative, led by the University of Nottingham.

Booking will open later in the year.

Efficiency, nutrition and fertility session agenda

11:00 – 11:05:  Chair’s introduction. Dr Martina Dorigo

11:05 – 11:25: Copper: Can you have too much of a good thing? Dr James McCaughern, Harper Adams University

11:25 – 11:45: Can you feed low protein diets based on high protein forages without affecting performance?  Professor Liam Sinclair, Harper Adams University

11:45 – 12:05: What impacts your Dairy Farm Efficiency? Professor Phil Garnsworthy, University of Nottingham

12:05: 12:10: Phosphorus management in GB dairy farming: Where are we and what can we achieve? Brad Harrison/Dr Partha Ray, University of Reading  

12:10 – 12:25: Question and Answer session

12:25 – 12:30: Summary by Chair. Dr Martina Dorigo

12:30 – 12:40: Pre-recorded PhD Showcase – Evidence synthesis to improve dairy herd fertility. Ed Hayes, PhD Researcher, University of Nottingham


Dairy Research Partnership 2016-2021

Our five-year Dairy Research Partnership initiative began in June 2016. It was funded by AHDB Dairy (£1,700,000) with financial contributions from the academic partners - University of Nottingham, Harper Adams University, Royal Veterinary College and SRUC - bringing the total to £2,100,000. 

What does the research partnership involve?

The partnership, led by University of Nottingham, addresses three of our strategic priorities:

  1. Feed efficiency and sustainability
  2. Optimising cow performance through health & welfare
  3. Creating a positive image for dairy farming.

Learn about the seven work packages in the Dairy Research Partnership Programme by visiting our webpage.