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The end of milk quota; chances and opportunities for dairy production


The upcoming end of milk quota will bring a new dynamic in dairy industry. Some regions may increase dairy production, others may be restricted by factors such as environmental emissions or a cost structure incompatible with volatile milk prices. The International Dairy Nutrition Symposium in Wageningen, Thursday 16 October 2014, will give you a science-based gaze into the crystal ball of future dairy production.

The future development of the global dairy market will influence local milk and feed prices. Various models have been used to predict the increase of dairy consumption and, at the supply side, the regions that will be able to expand their dairy production. In all cases, the trade-offs for animal welfare and the environment need to be taken into account. Increasing the production of home-grown feeds, improving feed efficiency and applying smart farming technology to manage expanding herds may be important factors for the sustainable dairy industry of the future.

Different scenarios and approaches of future dairy production will be discussed during the International Symposium on Dairy Cattle Nutrition in Wageningen on 16 October 2014, which will be fully dedicated to “Strategies towards a quota-free dairy production”. Seven international researchers will present their vision on opportunities and threats for dairy production in a one-day symposium organised by the Centre for Animal Nutrition, co-organised by Balchem Corporation, Diamond V,FrieslandCampina and the Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences.

More information including the online registration procedure can be found at the symposium website. Early bird tickets are available until the 25th of September!

We are looking forward to see you on October 16th!

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