Reinforcing a commitment to championing thought leadership, the Gardiner Dairy Foundation is hosting two world – leading animal science and research experts this week to provide compelling insights for the Australian dairy industry.

Delegates at the Herd 17 conference in Bendigo were yesterday treated to the insights of multi-award winning science communications expert, Alison Van Eenennaam, who simplified how complex science can assist productivity and profitability in the Australian dairy industry.

Today, multi-published and award-winning genetics research professor, Donagh Berry will take to the stage to highlight breakthroughs in relation to his work at Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre in Ireland and how to ‘forge a path as a young researcher in a tough world’.

At the culmination of the Herd 17 conference, Alison and Donagh will join the Gardiner Dairy Foundation on Friday, 24 March as part of the International Strategic Steering Committee to regroup on the key milestones achieved in its flagship $3.3 million herd improvement project, ImProving Herds.

Chief Executive Officer of the Gardiner Dairy Foundation, Mary Harney, said that she is thrilled that the Gardiner Dairy Foundation will be hosting influential players in the global dairy industry.

“Investing in a vibrant dairy future is the Gardiner Dairy Foundation’s primary objective and thought leadership plays an integral role in bringing this vision to life.

“We look forward to hearing from global experts, Donagh and Alison and sharing insights into the progress our leading Australian research team is making with the ImProving Herds project,” said Ms Harney.

The Herd 17 conference is taking place in Bendigo from Wednesday, 22 March until Thursday, 23 March and Alison Van Eenennaam and Donagh Berry are available for media opportunities before, during and after the event.