Dairy Sheep & Goat Conference 2020

“Challenges Old and New”
our fifth annual conference, January 2020

DSGC2020

Mon, 27 January – Tues, 28 January 2020
Venue:
St Pierre Marriott Hotel,
Chepstow, NP16 6YA
United Kingdom
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The fifth annual conference aiming to inform and lead the development of small ruminant dairying in the UK. This event is aimed at producers, processors, vets and all industry suppliers. Featuring an exciting line up of national and international speakers, this two day event is a forum for the exchange of information and ideas for all those involved in the growing field of sheep and goat milk production.

Conference programme*

Monday 27th January – Morning:

Workshops
11:00- 13.30
  • Workshop 1 – Dr Jude Capper, Livestock Sustainability Consultant & Yoav Alony Gilboa, Friars Moor Livestock Health
    Sustainability of Small Ruminant Dairy Farming
  • Workshop 2 – Rosie Miller Trouw Nutrition, & Josephine Child Friars Moor Livestock Health
    Youngstock Milk Feeding

Workshop Lunch sponsored by National Veterinary Services Ltd

Monday 27th January – Afternoon:
Chair: Yoav Alony-Gilboa


  • 14:15 Coffee & Registration
  • 14:30 Introduction by Chairperson Yoav Alony Gilboa
  • 14:40 Dr Katja Voigt – Ludwig-Maximillians University, Munich
    Just a lump? Is it worth thinking about CLA?
  • 15:25 Dr Peers Davies – University of Liverpool
    Subclinical mastitis, diagnosis and control – a case study
  • 16:20 Tea & Coffee
  • 16:40 Dr René Van Den Brom – GD Animal Health, Netherlands
    Start, rise and control of a Q Fever outbreak on Dutch dairy sheep and goat farms
  • 17:25 Michael Flanagan – Velvet Cloud, Co Mayo, Ireland
    Sharing my experiences of sheep dairy farming
  • 17:55 Questions and finish
  • 19:20 Pre conference drinks reception – sponsored by Glycal Forte
  • 19:45 Conference Dinner – After dinner speaker
    Phil Stocker – Chief Executive, National Sheep Association

Some Feedback from Attendees at previous conferences

Diversity of speakers and the veterinary input was great

Conference DelegateConference 2017

A really excellent day. Thank you.

John FishwickBVAConference 2018

Great mix of speakers and great topics

David ShannonEllie's DairyConference 2017

The Speakers were experts in their field

Conference DelegateConference 2017

Informal setting

Marten WisserConference 2017

(for more see ‘Testimonials‘)

Tuesday 28th January – Morning:
Chair: Josephine Child


  • 08:30 Dr René Van Den Brom – GD Animal Health, Netherlands
    Freedom from iceberg diseases; a must for sustainable dairy sheep and goat farming
  • 09:15 Dr Katja Voigt – Ludwig-Maximillians University, Munich
    Pasture based dairy goat farming – a German perspective
  • 10:00 Tea & Coffee
  • 10:25 Dr Liz Genever – Independent Sheep Consultant
    What does a profitable sheep system look like?
  • 11:10 Tom Felton – Friars Moor Vets & Josephine Child – Friars Moor Livestock Health
    The farm dog and cat; forgotten sources of disease and poor productivity
  • 11:55 Al Manning – QMMS Ltd
    Milk quality in small ruminants
  • 12:40 Bryony Kendal – Tyndale Farm Veterinary Practice& Andy Tyrer MA (cantab) – Zoetis
    Use of Cidr Ovis in synchronisation protocols for sheep and goats
  • 13:10 Conference close
  • 13:20 Lunch and depart

* Note: Conference programme subject to change.


Conference Speakers

In order of appearance (biographies will be added in due course):

Yoav Alony Gilboa – Friars Moor Livestock Health

Dr Katja Voigt – Ludwig-Maximillians University, Munich

Dr Peers Davies – University of Liverpool

Dr René Van Den Brom – GD Animal Health, Netherlands

Michael Flanagan – Velvet Cloud, Co Mayo, Ireland

Phil Stocker – Chief Executive, National Sheep Association

Josephine Child – Friars Moor Livestock Health

Dr René Van Den Brom – GD Animal Health, Netherlands

Dr Katja Voigt – Ludwig-Maximillians University, Munich

Dr Liz Genever – Independent Sheep Consultant

Tom Felton – Friars Moor Vets

Al Manning – QMMS Ltd

Bryony Kendal – Tyndale Farm Veterinary Practice

Andy Tyrer – Zoetis


Some Feedback from Attendees at previous conferences

Thank you for a great conference! Lectures were great!

Pauline AthmerHIPRA Benelux NVConference 2018

Great set up, good location and great content.

Craig JonesAbergavenny CreameryConference 2018

Great conference. Well done Friars Moor!!

Tom ParkerHipraConference 2018

International speakers, goat and sheep related speakers

Conference DelegateConference 2017

Enjoyed Johne’s meeting and networking

Matthew PughBelmont VetsConference 2017

Speakers were very good

John BaileyAmbivetConference 2017

 

(for more see ‘Testimonials‘)

 


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It is with regret that given the current Coronavirus pandemic, GVS has decided to postpone our summer meeting. We very much hope you all stay safe and well. We hope to be able to rearrange our meeting for later in the year. Look after yourselves and each other. Your GVS committee

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Conference sponsors 2020: GlyCal Forte, National Veterinary Services (NVS), Bayer, Zoetis, Ceva, UK Livestock, Moore Scarriot Agriculture, Moore Scarriot Veterinary, Hipra, PBD Biotech, DeLaval
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