GDF Events

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[ on demand ] GDF WEBINAR | FOR THE FUTURE WE NEED NOT TO PREDICT, BUT TO ENABLE IT 

Epigenetics. How environmental factors (management) have a long term impact through genetics

SEPTEMBER 16th, 2020

- Access for All -

  

 

Presented by Jantijn Swinkels of MSD Animal Health

To watch it ON DEMAND, REGISTER HERE.

In order to ensure the future of an animal, it is important to enable its genetic potential for growth and milk production.  But before we get that genetic potential out of an animal, everything has to go right during rearing. An animals genes determine if it has the potential for a high milk production. However, recent science shows that the environment, specifically during rearing, plays just as important a role, or maybe even more important a role in determining if that animal’s genes are fully expressed, which is necessary to reach the animals full potential. The influence of the environment on the animals genes is called epigenetics and starts after conception. The knowledge on epigenetics in cattle is quickly growing and with it the understanding that the environment and management of young animals can directly interact with the genome to influence epigenetic change. 

 

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EXCLUSIVE GDF EVENT | SOUNDING BOARD SESSION EPI-GENETICS

Session brought by MSD Animal Health

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30th,2020

8:30PM - 9:30PM (Amsterdam time zone)

- for GDF farmers only -

Are you interested in joining this in-depth discussion and a dairy farmer with the GDF-DNA?

Send an email to our manager to see if there is still a spot available.


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GDF WEBINAR | WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON BARN DESIGN

Presented by Sue Hagenson, Senior Dairy Expert, Artex Barn Solutions

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28th, 2020

8:30PM - 9:30PM (Amsterdam time zone)

- Access for All -

 

More information soon available!

Already interested?

You can PREREGISTER HERE

 

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[ on demand ] GDF WEBINAR | RESPONSIBLE FEEDING


TUESDAY AUGUST 25th, 2020

- Access for All -

 

Presented by Karst Mulder & Michiel Peters of De Heus Animal Nutrition B.V.

Register HERE to watch it on demand.

By 2050 the global population will have grown to 9.8 billion people. The challenge is to provide them with enough safe, healthy, and affordable food in a sustainable manner. At De Heus they contribute to this challenge every day. They support their customers – the producers of milk, eggs, meat, and fish – and look for more sustainable production practices.

During the webinar they tell you more about their sustainability program ‘Responsible Feeding’ and their activities in the ruminants sector. 

  

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GDF SOLUTION CENTER | Q&A ON THE RIGHT TYPE AND TIMING OF HIRING A FARM MANAGER [ finished


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12th , 2020

A topic brought by Martijn Damsteegt, farm owner in Denmark

- for GDF farmers only -  

 

GDF SOLUTION CENTER | MY DEAR FRIEND, WE NEED TO TALK! [ finished ]

WEDNESDAY JULY 22nd, 2020

 "Social distancing VS Future (business) communication"

Co-hosted by Holger Kruse from Holm & Laue

- This event was for our farmers and GDF Partners only -

During this event we looked at 'How can the supplying industry best service us farmers in times of social distancing and less physical moments of contact?' What do I, a dairy farmer, prefer?
Has the manner of communicating changed due to Covid19 or has it merely accelerated the change? How, in what way, do we receive the right amount and the most relevant information to grow our farm and to grow as an entrepreneur? How can the supplying industry provide this? As GDF farmers we like to shape the future, so what do we want?

 

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GDF WEBINAR | IN CONTROL OF YOUR DAIRY FARM [ video

TUESDAY JUNE 16th, 2020

Watch the recorded webinar below.

 

"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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GDF WEBINAR | INDOOR CONTROLLED FEED PRODUCTION, THE FUTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE DAIRY? [ video

dd. MAY 27th, 2020

Watch the recorded webinar below.

  

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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GDF WEBINAR | SHORT & MEDIUM TERM DAIRY MARKET OUTLOOK [ video ] 

dd. MAY 13th, 2020

Watch the recorded webinar below.

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 MINI CONGRESS EUROPE | 2020 GOOD FARMERS; 2030 GREAT FARMERS

"Building networks, solving questions"

February 2021

Due to the postponing of our main congress in South America, we plan a mini-congress at the start of 2021. This will take place in Germany, a couple of days before Eurotier Hannover starts.

What can you expect during this two-day event?

--> High level speakers talking about the latest developments, a great group of inpiring entrepreneurs, farms visits, great food and lots of dairy knowledge, connections and experience all in one room. 

More information to follow soon.

 

 

GDF CONGRESS SOUTH AMERICA | NEXT 10 YEARS THRIVE, SURVIVE OR DEMISE

October/November 2021

Our next main congress takes place in Córdoba province Argentina and South of Brazil late October 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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GDF x VIVMEA | 2021

November 2021

GDF and VIV International are proudly collaborating at the VIVMEA exhibition in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. 2021.

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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