Speaker Programme

June 15, 2022 | The Farm, Longnor, SY5 7PT
Main StageTalk Stations

Main Stage

09:15 am
KEYNOTE SESSION

Chaired by Di Wastenage, RABDF Chair

Healthy soils, regenerative principles, and sustainability

Dr Jude Capper, Livestock Sustainability Consultancy

Roadmap to net zero: Creating resilience in livestock farming systems in times of climate change

Stephanie Race, Founder and CEO, Earth Labs Group

Meet the farmer: Tim Downes

Tim Downes interviewed by Tom Gill, Head of Sustainability, Promar International

10:30 am
BENEFITS OF REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

Chaired by Robert Craig, RABDF Vice-Chair

Livestock health and welfare including the dung beetle

Rob Howe, Nuffield Scholar and Vet

Positive impacts for biodiversity and carbon, human health and wellbeing

Charlotte Hollins, Pasture for Life

How much do environmental factors affect today’s consumers?

Susie Stannard, Consumer Insight Manager, AHDB

Getting started with regenerative agriculture

Jo Lawrence, Senior Manager Agri Commercial Support, Arla Foods

12:00 PM
ARE CURRENT SYSTEMS FIT FOR THE FUTURE

Chaired by Lyndsay Chapman, CEO, CIEL

The beef industry – meeting the sustainable needs of the future

Stuart Roberts, Livestock Farmer, Liberal Democrat Party

The sheep industry – meeting the sustainable needs of the future

Phil Stocker, Sheep Farmer, CEO National Sheep Association

Circular farming returns

John Allen, Kite Consulting

Getting to grips with carbon and starting your foot printing journey

Helen Dent, Carbon Metrics

13:30 PM
TAKING UP THE SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE

Chaired by Oliver McEntyre, Barclays

What does a sustainable future look like for the UK?

Duncan Williams, Mole Care Farm Vets

Gearing up your team to navigate change

Paul Harris, Real Success

Navigating the climate challenge in red meat

Sarah Haire, Group Head of Agriculture, Dunbia

Regenerative farming at scale for the dairy industry

Mark Brooking, Sustainability Director, First Milk

15:00 PM
ARE GENETICS THE KEY TO LOWERING EMISSIONS

Chaired by Tom Gill, Head of Sustainability, Promar International

Genetic solutions

Marco Winters, Head of Animal Genetics, AHDB

Maximising genetics for low carbon and methane emissions

Chris Orrett, Genus Plc and Alice Swift, NMR

Reducing methane by breeding

Dr Janet Roden, Lead Geneticist, Innovis

Talk Stations

10:15AM, 11:15AM, 12:15Pm
AGROFORESTRY

Welcome & Lessons from Longnor Farm providing food for cattle, anthelmintic properties, shelter, and environmental benefits without impinging on how much grass they can grow

Tim Downes, Down to Earth Host

Farming with trees, shrubs & hedges

Dr Ashley Hardaker, Bangor University

11:00AM, 12:00PM, 13:00PM
PASTURE MANAGEMENT
Grass, getting the basics right

Mhairi Dawson, Research and Development Manager, Barenbrug UK

The role of multispecies swards and the benefits

Bess Jowsey, Pasture to Profit Consultant, Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC)

Down to earth milk production diets

Jim McRobert, Technical Manager, Carrs Billington

11:45AM, 12:45PM, 13:45PM
HEALTHY SOILS
Back to the Future – Managing soil health on grassland farms

Lisa Hambley, Agronomist, Mole Valley Farmers

Digging deep into soil health and soil biology

Ian Robertson, Sustainable Soil Management

What is healthy soil?

Emily Bull, Senior Researcher, FAI Farms

12:30PM, 13:30PM, 12:30PM
BOKASHI BUGS AND MORE BUGS
The wonderful benefits of Bokashi Bugs

Andrew Sincock, Agriton

The benefits of bugs

Wil Armitage, organic and conventional dairy farmer

Role of dung beetles

Claire Whittle, Nuffield scholar, Veterinary Surgeon

13:15PM, 14:15PM, 15:15PM
NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT
Lessons from Longnor

Robert Plumb, Soil Fertility Services

Kicking the Nitrogen Habit

Niels Corfield, Regenerative Agriculture Consultant

Making soils & nutrients work for your farm

Luke Brigg, Sustainability Consultant, Promar International

14:00PM, 15:00PM, 16:00PM
WATER MANAGEMENT
Water quality benefits from improved nutrient management

John Owen, Coleg Sir Gar Tywi Farm Nutrient Partnership

How agroecological farming practices are the answer to resource protection

Jerry Alford, Farming Advisor, Soil Association

Water, the often-forgotten nutrient – Delivering commercial, environmental and sustainability benefits to livestock farmers

Steve Hayden, Director, Aquapulse