Murray Dairy-Business-Forum-2009

"Painting the Picture: Defining Dairy in the Murray Region"

Murray Dairy arranged a free Business Forum for 200 dairy farmers at Moama. 

Titled, "Painting the Picture: Defining Dairy in the Murray Region", the forum provided farmers with an insighful two days discussing a number of issues affecting the region's dairy industry.

These included: 
  • World Markets;
  • Water Availability;
  • Carbon Emissions & Trading Scheme
  • Understanding and working with debt - a banks perspective;
  • Securing people resources;
  • Two farm case studies;
  • A Futuristic view of dairy in the region.

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For copies of speakers presentations, see below:

Day One: Understanding the Regional Canvas: 

World Market Outlook 2009/10, Chris Philllips, Dairy Australia

The CSIRO Sustainable Yields Project, Scott Keyworth, CSIRO

The Murray Darling Basin Plan, Bruce Campbell, Murray Darling Basin Authority

Water - its fit within future farm systems, Rob Rendell, RM Consulting Group

The impacts of the carbon and emissions trading scheme, Chris Phillips, Dairy Australia

Launch of the Maurice Incerti Scholarship;

A futurists view: Challenging the dairy canvas, Paul Higgins, Emergent Futures

Day Two:  On farm portraits: physical, financial and people:

Modelling Irrigated Dairy Farming Systems: The future feedbase, Christie Ho, DPI, 
     Bill Malcolm, University of Melbourne.

Optimising Profit for 2009/10, Ian Gibb, Farmanco

Understanding and working with debt - the banks perspective, Peter Richmond,
     Rural Finance Corporation

Securing People Resources on the farm in the current economic environment,
     Pauline Brightling, The People in Dairy, Dairy Australia

Adaptation and Management Change: Critical elements of a successful business
     Cameron Smith, Farmanco