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Experts speak at EuroTier dairy event

Modern dairy cattle housing and its effect on welfare, performance, animal health and behaviour is the theme presented to some 250 international dairy farming experts at the EuroTier Dairy Event on 10 November.

The event is held on the eve of the EuroTier exhibition with main speaker Marina von Keyeserlingk, University of British Columbia addressing the welfare theme. Also speaking at the evening event in the Hanover Exhibition Grounds Convention Center is Jean Francois Verdenal from Igney, France, President of the European Dairy Farmers (EDF). The EuroTier Dairy Event is organised by the EDF and DLG.

The evening programme will culminate in the EuroTier Dairy Farmer 2008 awards con-ferred on dairy farmers who have achieved outstanding results with a top prize of 2500 Euros.

18:00 h Welcome by EDF President Jean Francois Verdenal
18:15 h Dairy Cattle Welfare: Effects of free stall housing on behaviour and-health  Marina von Keyserlingk, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
19: 15 h EuroTier Dairy Farmer 2008 Awards moderated by EDF President Jean Francois Verdenal Introduction of farmers and their farms (each 15 minutes) Award ceremony
20:00 h Buffet in the main foyer of the CC building, joining colleagues attending the other Events.

Conference language: English (simultaneous translation into German)
Admission to the Dairy Event is free with required prior registration Further information can be obtained from:
Diether Mirbach, DLG
Tel: +49 69 24788 301
E Mail: D.Mirbach@dlg.org

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