Finalists in the 2017 NMR/RABDF Gold Cup competition have been announced and include two block calving grassland-based herds, two high-production Holstein herds, a Channel Island herd and a grass-based block calving herd milked once-a-day.
A report outlining the case for UK dairy farming to maintain access to EU labour in the short term, and improve the pipeline of domestic labour in the long term, was presented to Defra’s Access to Labour Team by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers in London today (3 October).
The announcement of the first ever Dairy Industry Woman of the Year Award winner brought delegates flocking to this year’s Women in Dairy Conference (Wednesday 20 September) making it the most successful yet
The first ever Dairy Industry Woman of the Year Award has seen an unprecedented number of nominations with Cornish dairy farmer and NFU group chair Bridget Whell, livestock sustainability consultant Jude Capper and 2016 Devon county woman farmer of the year Nicky Lockyer announced as the finalists.
Brexit presents a tremendous opportunity for the UK livestock sector, but Government needs to start acting now to help achieve progress in winning new markets around the world and retaining existing markets, according to the UK Livestock Brexit Group.
Exiting the European Union and the Common Agricultural Policy has sweeping implications for UK farming. UK farming is a vital part of the national economy, contributing in excess of £24 billion of revenues and around £8.5 billion of Gross Value Added to the UK economy in 2015. It also accounts for over 500,000 jobs (source NFU, Development Economics, February 2017). It is also responsible for the management of our farmed countryside which makes up around 70% of the total UK land mass.
Do you know someone who connects with the dairy industry and the public? Do they inspire you and others? Do they share their experience and knowledge? Then why not nominate them for the brand new Dairy Industry Woman of the Year Award.
The Shropshire-based dairy herd belonging to Tim and Louise Downes has been awarded the 2017 HerdWise Best Practice award for Johne’s Control. Runners up were Andrew Harrison and Vicky Harrison-King for ACF Drax, from Millers Dairy at Wareham in Dorset.
Elizabeth Johnson, a BSc Animal Science student from Newcastle University and Ellen Smith, studying at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (RDSVS), Edinburgh have been crowned the winners of this year’s RABDF Farm Health Management Awards.
A new YouGov survey commissioned by the RABDF suggests that only 4% of UK adults would consider all key aspects of working on dairy farms personally acceptable, casting doubt on whether future restrictions on accessing labour from the EU can be solved by recruiting from the domestic workforce.
Insights into the current global milk market and accessing finance are just two of the topics at this year’s Women in Dairy conference on 20th September at Sixways Stadium, Worcester, delivered by a stellar line-up including CEO of First Milk Shelagh Hancock and head of agriculture at the Co-op Ciara Gorst.
You are invited to the next meeting of the Devon Women in Dairy Group • Topics: Effective use of pain relief in calves and cows • Speakers: Ailsa Milnes (Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd), Kiera Schubert & Emily Linton (TORCH Farm Vets).
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