Major changes have been announced to the NMR/RABDF Gold Cup, the UK dairy industry’s flagship award, to ensure herds across the whole range of management systems can compete in this annual competition on an equal footing. This is the first major overhaul in the almost 100 years of the popular contest.
A chance to hear from leading dairy farmer Robert Craig on how he attracts and develops first class employees will be one of the focuses at an RABDF farm open day held at his Cairnhead Farm, near Carlisle, on Wednesday 10 May.
Richard Beattie, a final year BSc Agriculture student from Harper Adams University has been crowned this year’s RABDF Dairy Student after beating four others in the final round at the Farmers Club, London on Friday 7 April. He was presented with a £1,000 cash prize and trophy by competition sponsor, Mole Valley Farmers.
Rain or shine, farmers get up before dawn to care for their cows. Processors and manufacturers adhere to stringent rules to ensure that consumers can pick up a wholesome bottle of fresh milk from the shop every day. Vets will drive up to the farm in the middle of the night should a cow require urgent care.
Stand space bookings are now open for Dairy-Tech, the brand new technical one-day event announced earlier this month by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF). Held on 7 February 2018 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, Dairy-Tech will be a new concept for the dairy industry, focusing on science, technology, and the cutting edge tools to support a wide range of systems.
Major reforms have been announced by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) at a briefing held in London today (6 March). A comprehensive review of the charity’s activities will see it narrow its focus to areas in which it can offer unique benefits; it will cut peripheral or duplicated activities and also step up its influencing work.
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.
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