Farmers Weekly will work with three farms around the UK that are currently running their cattle rearing enterprises to exemplary standards. These farms and farmers will each host a best-practice workshop focusing on different aspects of calf rearing systems to represent the diversity of management techniques seen across the country.
Registration for the Women in Dairy Conference is now open!
You are invited to join us at the annual conference where an exciting line-up of speakers from across the industry will be speaking on the theme 'Breaking Barriers'.
Speakers include Minette Batters, Helen Rogers, Liz Haines, and Holly Beckett
Head over to the Women in Dairy website by clicking below for more information on the programme, speakers and to took your tickets. All bookings before 31st July will receive a 10% early bird discount.
Our second business and policy conference will set out to update and inform on the constraints and opportunities facing the UK dairy industry in a post-Brexit environment.
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers are proud to bring together this excellent programme of speakers who have been tasked with sharing their thoughts, knowledge and inform delegates on market forces and key issues that will challenge the future of all dairy producing businesses profitability. The conference programme is split into three sessions; all designed to address critical industry issues:
1. Informing on the latest policy and its implications on UK dairy producers with a strong emphasis on the potential implications of Brexit.
2. Updates and the latest guidance surrounding cattle health and welfare and how it affects dairy businesses.
3. Investing in getting more young people into dairying
The conference will conclude with an address from the 2017 Princess Royal Award winner and founder of Dairy Industry Newsletter, Barry Wilson.
For ticket prices and more information please click here
Please join Women in Dairy Groups from Hampshire, Berkshire and Oxon for our first joint meeting looking at engaging with consumers.
NMR/RABDF Gold Cup Open Day
Taking place at The Leen, Pembridge, Leominster, HR6 9HN and hosted by Rich and Chris Norman.
Strategic Success with an autumn block grazing system
Visitors can arrive from 10.30am onwards with the following programme scheduled for the rest of the day:
11.15am: RABDF welcome, Matthew Knight
11.20am: Introduction to the farm, Rich and Chris Norman
11.35am: Market predictions and trends, Chris Walkland
12noon: Talks begin (taking place at stations around the farm, every hour)
There will also be an opportunity to see the other farm enterprises including the broiler unit and the AD unit.
Visitors will also be able to find out more about grassland management, diversification and how to get the most from your business.
Women in Dairy Meeting - Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire
The next Women in Dairy Group Meeting - Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Dairy-Tech is tailored for the new generation of dairy farmer, manager and technician: showcasing ground-breaking technology, inspiring uptake of the latest science- and field-based skills, introducing a fresh range of innovative products and services, and pioneering new global concepts in management efficiency
You are invited to the next meeting of the Staffordshire Women in Dairy Group
• Topic: Calves – post weaning
• Speaker: Will McNiece, Calf Specialist, Mole Valley Farmers
Refreshments and light lunch will be provided.
New members welcome.
For further information and to book your place please contact:
Emily Egan, Women in Dairy, RABDF firstname.lastname@example.org 02476 639 317
The conference will be a business and political event, aimed at influencing and inspiring leading farmers as well as policy and decision makers. The theme is "Scoping the Future of the UK dairy industry post-Brexit". The inaugural conference will be held in conjunction with The Trehane Trust.
The next meeting of the Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Women in Dairy group will take place on 17 October at Gloucester Farmers Club, Ag House, 1 Tewkesbury Rd, Longford, Glos, GL2 9AS
You are invited to the next meeting of the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Women in Dairy Groups. This will be a joint meeting of both groups which will then continue as two groups from November.
We are delighted to invite you to the first meeting of the new Oxfordshire and Berkshire Women in Dairy Group.
Our next Women In Dairy meeting will be an opportunity to hear from and learn about the various roles that ladies have in farming whether it be within the farming business, a separate business on farm or having a career away from the farm (or maybe a combination of all of these!).
You are invited to join the next meeting of the Sussex Women in Dairy Group:
Date: 5th July 2017
Time: 11am to 2pm (light lunch provided)
Topic: Transition cow management (dry cow)
Speaker: Martin Attwell – Independent Nutritionist
Venue: Bowlhead Green Farm, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 6NW by kind permission the Ranson family
For further information and to book your place, please contact: Becky Miles 07500 873258 or Becky.email@example.com
You are invited to the next meeting of the Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Women in Dairy Group
It's not just people who can benefit from knowledge of first aid on farms! Our cows can also be involved with accidents or benefit from immediate care and attention. Join us for this fun packed, fast paced and extremely valuable session with vet Michael Head.