Dairy Global part of Future Farming theatre at GFIA

16-02-2017 | |
Dairy Global part of Future Farming theatre at GFIA. Photo: Bert Jansen
Dairy Global part of Future Farming theatre at GFIA. Photo: Bert Jansen

Practical applications and knowledge on Future Farming in crops and livestock will be on focus at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), held from 9-10 May 2017 at the Jaarbeurs Expo Centre in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

The GFIA is held in cooperation with Proagrica, a global division of Reed Business Information (RBI), specialising in the agriculture industry and publisher of Dairy Global (and its sister publications Poultry World, Pig Progress and All About Feed), Boerderij and Farmers Weekly.

Dairy Global part of Future Farming theatre at GFIA

Proagrica will have its Future Farming Proagrica Theatre, held over 2 days, at the exhibition ground. At this theatre, new ideas, future farming insights are shared in the fields of dairy, pig and poultry farming, horticulture and arable farming, each having three focus topics. The editors of Proagrica brands will moderate the sessions.

For dairy farming, exciting sessions will take place on:


  • Robotic milking: What are the advantages of robotic milking and the practical implementation for larger/modern dairy farms. Which data is supplied by automatic milking systems/ robots and how can dairy farmers make use of them to increase health, fertility and profitability of the farm.
  • Hygiene: Dairy farms around the world are getting bigger and this requires more of the manager (dairy farmers). Hygiene is an important topic in this. How can dairy farmers make use of new disinfection/hygiene methods to assure the farm is properly cleaned and pathogens are kept out. What are new ways to disinfect milking barns/prevent pathogen load/disinfect claws. Which tools are out there to measure the effect of hygiene measures and how can farmers use these savvy methods?
  • Young stock: The young stock / calves are the basis and future of a profitable dairy farm. New insights in feeding, housing, welfare standards have been developed over the last years to make sure the calves are grown up in a healthy way to produce milk for many lactations. A smart farmer makes sure he knows his young stock and their needs to be able to turn them into profitable and robust dairy cows!


Companies can be part of this exciting and innovative theatre! Do you want to share your knowledge and practical insights in a 20 minute practical talk and share this directly with the farmers and international experts in the audience? For more information, please contact our dedicated team of account managers to tell you more about the possibilities.

GFIA: at the centre of the dialogue on how to feed the world

When GFIA was launched in Abu Dhabi in 2014, it was born out of the passion of 40 influential organisations including the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Bank, that wanted a platform to start a globally significant dialogue on how we can feed nine billion people.

The exhibition attracts over 7,500 agtech experts and farmers, 250+ exhibitors showcasing their innovative products, all aimed to improve the food production process. The Future Farming Theatre will be organised at the exhibition during the two days (9 and 10 May). Entrance is free of charge for the exhibition.

Be part of the future, be part of GFIA! Contact our sales team for more information.

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Emmy Koeleman Freelance editor