Holstein Australia Board Director and BDCC Chair Gino Pacitti is set to feature in this week’s episode of the International Dairy Week (IDW) podcast Around the Barn.
In the upcoming show, Mr Pacitti chats with podcast host Casey Treloar about the impacts that COVID-19 has had on the dairy industry and discusses Youth and the wider Holstein Community.
Mr Pacitti said Holstein Australia has recently set up a Youth Action Committee to recommend and develop more locally based programs.
“We want to ensure Holstein Australia is meeting the needs of younger members by providing them with skills, leadership and career based development opportunities” said Mr Pacitti.
He reflected that since the pandemic hit, it will have been two years since the Australian dairy industry has been able to hold any national event, the last being IDW in 2020.
“We are really looking forward to holding a member event at IDW to bring everyone back together at last” said Mr Pacitti.
In this week’s podcast, Ms Treloar will also announce IDW’s 2022 Holstein Judge later in the show.
“It’s very exciting and we also have some international flare this week as we chat with our featured guest AI industry specialist Roger Turner from Jetstream Genetics in anticipation of the 2021 World Dairy Expo” said Ms Treloar.
Around the Barn is a new podcast released fortnightly by IDW featuring sponsors, special industry guests, exhibitors and judges.
IDW Director Declan Patten said the podcast connects the Australian dairy industry with others from around the globe to talk all things cows, technology and showing down under.
“We want to promote people who support IDW and bring exposure to the event as a dairy showcase while celebrating the industry” said Mr Pattern.
The new episode is set to be released this Thursday 30th of September.
You can tune in every fortnight for all things dairy, community and IDW announcements by streaming on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and iHeart Radio by searching "IDW Around the Barn", or by following the links below: