2019 UDV ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE

Thank you to all our members, industry delegates and everyone else who made this year’s conference such a success. A very special thank you to all of our sponsors that made the event possible. 

The 43rd UDV Annual Conference and Meeting was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday May 10, 2019. 

The event focused on ‘Dairy in a Changing Climate’ looking at the changing regulatory, social and environmental climates and how these will affect dairy moving forward. 

To view the agenda CLICK HERE

UDV Policy Council Elections

The Annual Meeting dealt with nominations for UDV Policy Council Positions. UDV is guided by a group of elected farmers members who represent the dairy farmers in our 10 dairy regions. The UDV Policy council meet regularly to discuss priority issues for the dairy industry and guide the organisational policy response.

The term of office is 2 years with a maximum of 4 terms (8 years total). Each year half of the UDV Policy Council comes up for election. This year the UDV Policy Council and VFF Board agreed that the role of UDV President would also fall vacant as per VFF Constitution clause 8.6.3. The UDV President role will be again called for in 2020, in its usual cycle. 

This year the following individuals were elected

  • UDV President – Paul Mumford
  • UDV Vice President – John Keely
  • Region 1 Policy Councillor – Clark Fehring
  • Region 3 Policy Councillor – Nathan Shannon
  • Region 5 Policy Councillor – VACANT
  • Region 7 Policy Councillor – Matt Gleeson
  • Region 9 Policy Councillor – Craig Dwyer


RESOLUTIONS

Results of the 2019 resolutions can be seen below:

2019 UDV Conference Resolutions – Results

2019 UDV CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

You can access the presentations from the 2019 conference below

  • Access the Victoria Police presentation here
  • Access Sarah Barker’s ‘Science Schmience’ presentation here
  • Access Dairy Australia’s ‘Dairy Matters’ presentation here

2018 UDV ANNUAL CONFERENCE & MEETING

Thank you to all our members, industry delegates and everyone else who made this years conference such a success. A very special thank you to all of our sponsors that made the event possible.

The 42nd UDV Annual Conference & Meeting was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday May 4, 2018.

The event focused on “Everyday Advocacy”.

To view the Agenda CLICK HERE

The voice of other advocates trying to influence how we farm is continuing to grow. It is important that dairy farmers are equipped with the knowledge and tools they need to educate, inform and help influence others. UDV, farmers and industry experts explored how farmers can better advocate for themselves, their communities and the dairy industry.

The meeting also received reports and deal with member resolutions.

Results of the 2018 resolutions can be seen below:


2017 UDV ANNUAL CONFERENCE & MEETING

The 41st UDV Annual Conference & Meeting was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday May 12, 2017.

The meeting focused on "Lessons from 2016 and the way forward", starting with the Young Farmer Breakfast and finishing with the UDV Presidents’ Dinner that evening.

Thank you to all who attended, to our sponsors.

A special thank you to our guest speakers including our 2017 New Zealand Study Tour participants, our key breakfast speaker Hon. Jaala Pulford and our dinner speaker Anthony Everard.

2017 Conference resolutions and Results