Jytte Guteland MEP, the S&D Group, Eurogroup for Animals and the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals warmly invite all  to a seminar titled  “sustainable, profitable and welfare-friendly dairy farming in the EU: the ways forward” which will take place on

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 15:00-17:30 hrs

room A3H-1,  EP Brussels

Moderator: Elena Nalon, Programme Leader – Farm Animals, Eurogroup for Animals

15:00-15:20     Welcome and introductory speechjytte guteland

Ms. Jytte Guteland, MEP, S&D Group

15:20-15:35    Excerpt from “Zembla” documentary on intensification of dairy farming in the Netherlands

Part I: the challenges

15:35-15:50    Dairy cows: sentient beings or milk machines?

Peter Stevenson, Chief Policy Officer, Compassion in World Farming

15:50-16:05    Sustainability, profitability and animal welfare in dairy farming

Bo Algers, Emeritus Professor, SLU

16:05-16:25     Q & A

Part II: alternatives for the future

16:25-16:35    Consumer demand and marketing better welfare

Elisabeth Tjärnström, Programmes Manager, World Animal Protection Sweden

16:35-16:45    Harnessing the natural attributes of dairy cows to deliver real value
Neil Darwent, Founder and Director of Free Range Dairy Community Interest Company (

16:45-16:55    Lucky cows, happy farmers and contented customers: farmers and consumers work together

                              Achim Bock, The Öko Melkburen ( & Dr. Tatjana Tegel, CEO Meierei Horst eG

17:00- 17:20    Discussion

17:20 -17:30    Closing remarks

Please register if you wish to participate as places are limited



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