GDF Events

Previous Events

Upcoming Events

 

GDF WEBINAR | IN CONTROL OF YOUR DAIRY FARM

TUESDAY JUNE 16th, 2020

TIME: 8:00PM - 9:00PM (Amsterdam time zone)

REGISTER HERE to secure your spot!  

"Take ownership of your dairy processes using Lean"

INTRODUCTION
Future proof farming is something we all want to do. With current challenges caused by or even enlarged by Covid-19 we are more than ever curious about what the future brings. Local or global developments impact your daily work at the farm. However we don’t know. In these times it is good to reflect and grow the sphere we actually can control. Being a farm owner, you are in the driver’s seat. Enhance your entrepreneurial skills and decide how you want to produce food and built a thriving business now and in the future. Built a plan and engage your teams to review the on farm processes, are we effective and fit? Which decisions do you make to stay in control. How to use and optimize what is already there. What do you do with possible changes? How using lean and technology can help tackle the some of the challenges faced.

Coert van Lenteren, Head of Dairy XL at Lely International will touch base on. A very practical presentation on to take ownership of your farm practises by using lean insights.

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[ on demand ] GDF WEBINAR | INDOOR CONTROLLED FEED PRODUCTION, THE FUTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE DAIRY?

WEDNESDAY MAY 27th, 2020

TIME: 5:00PM – 6:00PM (Amsterdam time zone)

REGISTER HERE to watch the webinar on demand 

MAIN TOPIC

Providing Dairy Nutrition in a changing world

  

With current and future water, land, and environmental restrictions, how can we sustainably meet the nutritional needs of our animals while increasing their genetic potential and conserving energy?

The modern dairy producer faces new challenges compared to previous generations of farmers. Environmental regulations that require saving water, decreasing emissions, and increasing sustainability are reshaping dairy management strategies. Consumer demands continue to put pressure on what dairy cattle should be fed and how they are handled. At the same time, genetic selection for higher production has increased nutrition requirements for animals. 

How can dairy producers meet the nutrition demands of the cattle and the high standards of the modern consumer, all while staying within the framework of current regulations? 

New technology is needed to propel today's dairy into the future. 

Join us on a journey of what this might look like and how we can meet these new demands while sustainably growing our operations. We give our vision of what is happening in the world right now. Also what does this mean for dry areas? What does this mean regarding concentrates? (Partial) replacement? We look forward to have you join this webinar and discuss these and many other questions! 

 

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on demand ] GDF WEBINAR | SHORT & MEDIUM TERM DAIRY MARKET OUTLOOK

WEDNESDAY MAY 13th, 2020

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We all want to know what is coming next! What is the impact of COVID-19 on the dairy market in the short and medium term. We do not have a magical Chrystal ball but we do have very good connections with Mels Boer from Hoogwegt. Hoogwegt is ’s worlds biggest privately owned dairy trader, with offices around the globe and sales in 130 different countries. For many years Hoogwegt has been the exclusive buyer of various products / for specific markets for companies like Friesland Campina, Fonterra, Polmlek, Vreugdenhill and many others. Besides these trading activities Hoogwegt also owns and rents dairy factories around the world. Global turnover is > Euro 3 billion / year.

MAIN TOPIC
Short & medium term dairy market outlook by a dairy trader

The outbreak of Covid-19 took the whole world by surprise. Unlike the previous recessions (e.g. Opec Oil Crisis 1973, Dot-com bubble 2001, Global financial crisis 2008) the current crisis is caused by an infectious decease, leading to a severe drop in global DEMAND driven crisis. Last time this happened was in 1918 with the Spanish Flu.

"How is this Covid-19 impacting the dairy markets and what could be the impact in the remainder of the year. "

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GDF x VIVMEA | August 31st - September 2nd 2020

         

GDF and VIV International are proudly collaborating at the VIVMEA exhibition in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. 2020.

There will be a GDF Seminar and GDF will have a GDF Dairy Workshop Booth at the expo grounds.

Come and visit us at our dairy workshop booth where there will be dairy workshops from our partnering dairy experts. 

Be inspired and join us at our Dairy Seminar.

For general information on VIVMEA, please check https://www.vivmea.nl/ 

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GDF x AFRICA | Fall 2020

We have been visiting various countries of Africa in the last two years and we are eager to organize a GDF event there this year. More information to follow.  ---

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GDF x WORLD DAIRY EXPO MADISON | October 2020

GDF organizes a study trip during the WDX in Madison, U.S.A. in the first week of October 2020. What can be expected? A GDF summit, options to go on farm visits, networking event and member and business partner meetings. More information to follow soon.

For general information on WDX, please check https://worlddairyexpo.com/ 

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GDF x EUROTIER Hannover | November 2020

Big ideas, more info to follow soon!

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GDF CONGRESS SOUTH AMERICA | March 2021

We are delighted to tell you that our next main congress takes place in Córdoba province Argentina and South of Brazil in March 2021

Our goal?  Present to you speakers, experiences and farms that bring YOU something new. We introduce to you aspiring new individuals and we are asking YOU to do the same. Our GDF pillars: Knowledge enhancement | Cultural Experience | True view of local farming | Lasting Connections | Open & honest discussions | Food for Thought & Action.

More information to follow soon!

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