FEED SERIES WEBINAR
WHY FEED MATTERS FOR PLANET-PROOF MILK: EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES
The webinar was last in the series and is organized by VIV together with Global Dairy Farmers. It shed light on why feed matters for planet proof milk. Three dairy stakholders and professional experts have been invited to share their technical know-how. The knowledge they provided was both visionary and practical, equivalent as that of the key note speaker. A true inspirational and forward-thinking dairy farmer. There are many new developments in the dairy sector, along with both challenges and opportunities. Topics discussed were datafication, robotic milking, carbon footprint, efficiency and the impact of the public opinion on milking and calf rearing. How do these in relation to feed matter for planet proof milk (or milk proof planet…?)
Date: April 21, 2022
Total duration: 1 hour
- Introduction by the moderator Ms. Yvonne Osseforth, Operational Manager, Global Dairy Farmers
- Keynote speaker: Mr. Will Prichard | Escalwen Farm
Mr. Karst Mulder, Group Manager Nutrition and Support Ruminants and Project leader Carbon Foodprint | De Heus
Mr. Mark van Raalte, Senior Feeding Specialist, Manager FMS Barn and Feeding | Lely International
Mr. Holger Kruse, Marketing manager | Holm & Laue
Panel discussion led by the moderator
MODERATOR & SPEAKERS
MS. YVONNE OSSEFORTH | GLOBAL DAIRY FARMERS
Started as a Grain Trade Operations Manager at an international trading house, Yvonne Osseforth-Leenders experienced the global impact of doing business in countries such as Canada, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and many more. From there she moved to what really mattered to her: the producers, those that provide the world with food. Growing up surrounded by farms and cows, the role as manager of the farmers’ network Global Dairy Farmers was a logical step. It is the mission of Global Dairy Farmers to connect forward-thinking dairy farmers of high calibre and dairy related stakeholders from around the globe. We exchange newest ideas, knowledge, feedback and experience, find solutions and utilize business opportunities.
MR. HOLGER KRUSE | HOLM & LAUE
54-year old; born and raised on a dairy farm in Northern Germany, Kruse started off in 1985 with a 2-year apprenticeship in agriculture. Going further, he travelled abroad for education and then again pursued agriculture at the University of Applied Science Kiel. For almost 7 years, he was handling laying hen breeding at Lohmann Tierzucht in Central Eastern Europe. Since 2002, he has been actively handling the role of Marketing Manager at Holm & Laue where he focusses on calf feeding equipment and housing. He is also the General Manager of the European Calf Conference.
MR. KARST MULDER | DE HEUS
Karst has been working for De Heus since 2016. His department is doing R&D for all Business Units in De Heus and also the international product management and support to get the developed knowledge, concepts and products implemented in the different countries. Part of this work is to give technical background to the Responsible Feeding program.
MR. MARK VAN RAALTE | LELY INTERNATIONAL
Mr. Raalte is handling the role of a Manager at Lely International, where he is responsible for the Farm Management Support of the FMS Barn & Feeding team. He started his career in 2017.
Before Lely, he worked as an independent farm management consultant within Europe, consulting mainly big farms in their management focusing on nutrition and rations. Before that, Raalte has been a farm manager on a large dairy farm in Holland and even worked as a nutritionist at one of the biggest compound companies in Holland.
MR. WILL PRICHARD
Will is a partner in the family dairying business, along with his parents Alan and Mary. He left School at 16 to milk the family’s 230 cows. After completing an HND at the Welsh Agricultural College, Aberystwyth, he spent time in, New Zealand, Australia, USA and Ireland as part of a Nuffield Scholarship. In 1997 he was awarded the Wales Young Farmer of the Year title. Will is a renowned after dinner speaker and followed in his late grandfather’s steps by speaking at the prestigious Oxford Farming Conference. Locally, he co-hosted a local radio show between 2002 and 2018 and has appeared numerous times on both local and national television. Will now manages the families 3 dairy farms being directly responsible for over 2000 milking cows and youngstock. He is also a director of the award-winning business, Natural Wagyu Ltd., which specialises in breeding and marketing grass fed Wagyu beef to premium retailers. He is currently Vice-Chairman of CCF, Wales’ largest farmer owned supply co-operative (T/O £45m)
Will is currently a Trustee of the Royal Agricultural Societies of the Commonwealth, having co-delivered their Next Generation conference in Singapore 2016.
Specialties: All aspects of farm management and development. Public speaking and broadcasting.
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