Thu 23rd November 2pm

Sustainability: Time to Take Control

Webinar Dairy Panel Q&A

Sustainability Webinar Dairy Panel Q&A


23/11/2023 - 23/11/2023

Sustainability: Time to Take Control

Webinar Dairy Panel Q&A

Thursday 23 November 2pm - 3pm

Sustainability and reducing environmental footprint is increasingly important to the dairy industry but there are a lot of unanswered questions, misinformation and confusion in the market. Now is the chance to have your say and ask your questions to our panel of experts. What do you want to know about sustainability? What will help you in your daily job? How can you help to secure the future of the dairy industry?

Join our Panel Discussion on 23rd November to hear a balanced view from Tom Gill, Arla, Rosie Cowie, Sainsbury's and David Cotton, Dairy Farmer & Chair of the UK Dairy Roadmap Carbon Footprint Working Group.

Questions must be submitted by Thursday 16th November

Questions must be submitted in advance so that we can collate and combine them for our recording session. The pre-recorded session will be broadcast on Thursday 23rd November 2pm - 3pm

Registration Request & Question Submission

Speaker Bios

Rosie Cowie

Dairy Agriculture Manager, Sainsbury's Supermarkets

Rosie is the Dairy Agriculture Manager for Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd and is primarily responsible for managing the strategic supply chain that delivers JS own label milk, the Sainsbury's Dairy Development Group. Rosie is passionate about promoting the fantastic work of British Farmers whilst leading the dairy category to deliver a profitable, resilient and sustainable supply chain.

Rosie holds a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy from Harper Adams University. Rosie began her career working in the Agriculture team at Arla Foods before moving to Sainsbury’s in April 2021.

Tom Gill

Global Farm Sustainability and Collaboration Lead, Arla Foods

Tom Gill, Arla Foods – Global Farm Sustainability and Collaboration Lead for Arla. Based in the UK, Tom works across 7 countries (4 markets) covering UK, Sweden, Denmark and Central Europe and leads on collaboration, farm piloting and engaging our farm owners in impactful sustainability action.

Tom joined Arla from Promar International in November 2022 where he had a significant role in supporting Arla in the implementation of Climate Check in the UK and Central Europe.

Tom specialises in dairy sustainability and is an MA graduate in Sustainable Development (including agriculture and food) and a BSc (Hons) graduate in Environmental Protection and Sustainability (covering energy, carbon, life cycle assessment etc).

David Cotton, FRAgS, FIAgrM

David Cotton is a dairy farmer based in central Somerset with over 30 years experience in the dairy sector. He farms 560 acres in a family partnership, milking 300 pedigree Holstein Friesian cows which all calve in the autumn months. He is the fourth generation to farm at Bridge Farm, which has seen many changes over that period.

David is currently a Trustee of the Bath and West Show Society and Chair of The Dairy Show at Shepton Mallet which recently held a very popular seminar on the role of carbon and the challenge of reaching net zero in the dairy sector.

David also Chairs the UK Dairy Roadmap Carbon Footprint Working Group, working with carbon tool providers to achieve some consistency in carbon reporting.

Moderator: Natalie Ingman

National Account Manager, Trouw Nutrition GB

After studying Agriculture at Harper Adams, Natalie has worked for 16 years in the animal feed industry in several roles, and has been at Trouw Nutrition for the last 5 years. At home, she farms sheep and beef with her father, and has keen interest in dairy nutrition.

Dr. Liz Homer

Ruminant Technical Development Manager and Sustainability Lead, Trouw Nutrition GB

Dr. Liz Homer studied BSc Animal Science at the University of Nottingham. After completing her PhD in Dairy Cow Physiology and Fertility. Liz then worked as a post doctoral scientist focusing on oestrous detection and expression, dairy cow nutrition trials, and assisting in trials focusing on the rumen microbiome and methane reduction.

She joined Trouw Nutrition GB in 2015 as Ruminant Technical Development Manager focusing on linking R&D with practical, applicable solutions for use at customer and farm level. Liz has been instrumental in the development and application of many R&D projects, most notably the NutriOpt Dairy Model and NutriOpt solutions.

Currently her focus is on Sustainability where she leads the team locally and has a significant role influencing and driving the global Sustainability Strategy for Ruminants. This encompasses Trouw Nutrition GB operations / raw materials, how TNGB can support customers at their operations sites, and how these solutions are applied at farm level to reduce environmental footprint.