Dairy Research Foundation’s 2016 Symposium


Wednesday 15th June - Friday 17th June 2016

Hope everyone who attended the recent Symposium enjoyed and found many take home messages.

The turnout was fabulous and the DRF would like to thank all of you who attended and especially our wonderful Sponsors for your ongoing support!
We had an amazing array of speakers with Russ Hovey (an Aussie expatriate who works at UC Davis) headlining Symposium Day. Russ went on to captivate everyone on Farm Day with his investigative journey into a dairy cows udder!

Our emerging scientists were once again a highlight and the major prizes were taken out by Alex John and Rachael Rodney (a bit of a coup for the University of Sydney). The Runner up was Stephanie Bullen (University of Melbourne).

This is only a few of our speakers but all speakers papers are available by clicking on the below link to the conference proceedings.

Congratulations to Max Roberts on being awarded the 2016 Dairy Science Award. Most would know Max by his many connections within the dairy industry but he has also emceed the DRF Symposium Dinner on many occasions and it was lovely to see him on stage to be presented instead.

Many thanks to Glenn and Andrea Jolliffe for their wonderful hospitality in hosting the symposium group on Millwood Farm. What a beautiful and amazing farm the Jolliffe's have established over the years!

Our conference coordinator Tara Wolfson of EJM Events did an outstanding job in pulling the event together and the DRF team would like to thank her immensely.

The 2016 Proceedings is available for download by the following link:

2016 Proceedings