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Action Johne’s Conference Objectives

The National Johne’s Management Plan was launched on the 1st April 2015. By January next year the industry will have been working to implement the plan for three years and 10 months.

The conference on 30th January will be a chance to take stock of progress, assess how the industry is performing against its international competitors, review the debate on the potential link between Johne’s and Crohn’s disease, swap ideas on best practice in winning farmer engagement and tacking the disease, and network with fellow industry professionals committed to managing and reducing the incidence of Johne’s.

The conference programme and keynote speakers will be finalised shortly. For now you are urged to save the date in your diary.

Who Should Attend

Purchasers committed to meeting the objectives of the National Johne’s Management Plan are expected to send relevant farm liaison staff to the event. Other stakeholders that would benefit from participating are veterinarians, dairy farmers, supply group representatives, farming union staff, milk procurement executives and industry public relations and customer liaison staff.


The Action Johne’s Initiative is the implementation of the National Johne’s Management Plan. The plan is overseen by the Action Group on Johne’s which is the industry committee, supported by Dairy UK, which takes the lead on pushing forward Johne’s management in the UK. The Group consists of organisations from the industry supply chain that are committed to tackling Johne’s disease.


To register for the conference please e-mail, giving the name, company, position, email address and mobile number of the delegate(s) you wish to register. Please also indicate whether you would wish to receive emails on the Action Johne’s Initiative in the future.

To cover venue hire and catering costs a small fee of £65+ VAT will be charged for each delegate. An invoice will be issued by Dairy UK.

Display Stands

There is room in the conference venues for organisations to put up display stands. The fee is £200. If you are interested in doing so please contact


The venue is the Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, Worcester, WR3 8ZE, which is just off Junction 6 of the M5 motorway.

Alternatively take a train to either Worcester Shrub Hill Station or Worcester Foregate Street Station and a 15 minute ride in a taxi.