RABDF is celebrating after receiving a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers carried out an independent survey* in 2016 which concluded that EU-labour was making a significant contribution to dairy farms and that farmers are clearly concerned that Brexit will have a major impact on their future sourcing of skilled EU-labour.
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has appointed Matt Knight as managing director with responsibility for commercial operations. Tim Brigstocke continues as the Association’s policy director.
RABDF has welcomed government’s announcement to review the Groceries Code Adjudicator’s remit and extend it to cover indirect suppliers, including dairy farmers themselves and thereby help end unfair trading practices.
Yesterday’s (11 October) rejection by the Holstein UK board of a proposal for a new annual dairy event has been branded ‘very disappointing’ by the Council of the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers.
Herdwatch was presented with the RABDF Prince Philip Award 2016 by His Royal Highness at Buckingham Palace this week. The honour was made to the company for research and development in the field of dairy farming and the most practical, relevant and best technical exhibit at the Livestock Event.
More than 100 delegates left the hugely successful second annual Women in Dairy conference both challenged and inspired.
Themed “Resilience in Adversity”, chaired by RABDF council member, Di Wastenage and organised by RABDF and Promar International a Genus plc company, with support from AHDB Dairy, a high profile line up of speakers shared some of their solutions to managing a raft of challenges within the sector. The event was staged at Sixways Stadium, Worcester on 28 September
Nine in 10 dairy farmers participating in a new RABDF survey say that the farming industry must take a proactive lead in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Those questioned also think that over the next five years they could cut their own antibiotic use by almost a third in dry cow therapy and a fifth in clinical mastitis.
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.