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UK Dairy Day is set to Excite!
August 3, 2016

Dairy Innovation: Knowledge Trail, Topical Seminars, Cow Painting and More! With just over one month to go, plans for the UK’s premier dairy event, UK Dairy Day are really taking shape.

UK Dairy Day is fortunate to have support from across the industry; principal partners for 2016 include Cogent Breeding, NWF Agriculture, Eprinex, Barclays and Holstein UK – and returning to the show this year is the ‘Sharing Knowledge’  Zone.

This dedicated area includes two seminar areas running from 10am to 4pm, with a captivating line-up of speakers who will be stimulating thought and debate. Listen to cattle lameness expert Roger Blowey as he discusses findings relating to the 5 Point Plan for Control of Digital Dermatitis. At a time of tight margins the promotion of your team, the business and commercial offer is vital to staying ahead of the field. With this is mind Anglia Farmers will be presenting on the importance of marketing.

The Tenant Farmers Association will be addressing the issue of succession – when to start the conversation about handing on the farm and how to engage all members of the family in the process. Also in the line-up will be two presentations on the theme of BVD and Marco Winters of AHDB will be developing our knowledge of genomics.

If you want to know more about the latest in herd health, cow comfort, nutrition alongside features on how to promote your business, make sure you visit the Sharing Knowledge Zone. In addition, engage in practical demonstrations including foot trimming, knife sharpening and ‘Beneath the Black and White Cow’ anatomy painting.

Seek out points in the Knowledge Trail

UK Dairy Day 2016 is a Dairy Pro accredited event; coming along to the day to ‘Share Knowledge’ across the industry will gain farmers two points, one for Livestock Production Systems (LP) and the other for Business Management (BM). While at the event there are several other opportunities giving visitors the potential to gain a further ten points – making the day worth the maximum achievable for a single day’s learning under the scheme.

A ‘Knowledge Trail’ organised in partnership with Dairy Pro and NFYFC will flow around the whole event with various stands and activities around the venue being ‘pointed’. This trail will include the Sharing Knowledge Zone and its seminars, the demonstration areas and numerous interactive quizzes organised with Dairy Pro training partners.

Visitors will be provided with a map showing them where the training partners and activities are happening. Visitors do not need to be signed up to Dairy Pro before they come to UK Dairy Day, the scheme will have a stand in the Sharing Knowledge Zone where people can sign up and discuss their training needs.

Sue Cope, UK Dairy Day Event Director, commented; “As well as industry networking and meeting with suppliers, we have thought creatively to bring a new and innovative edge to the show. Linked with our show theme of ‘sharing knowledge’ we have carefully selected seminars that are really topical and current in modern dairy farming and we hope to present farmers with inspired thinking and discussion. This year entry is completely free so plan ahead, schedule some time off away from the farm and head to Telford on Wednesday 14th September.”

 

 



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