Earlier this year Defra Secretary Michael Gove announced a new livestock traceability service. Industry stakeholders have been involved with the development of this service, which is overseen by the Livestock Information Programme (LIP), through a partnership called the Traceability Design User Group (TDUG).
A business course set up by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers offering individuals involved in dairying the opportunity to progress within the industry has seen many of its delegates successfully go on to do so after completing its sessions. The Entrepreneurs in Dairying course focuses on business efficiency and the key factors involved with working and running a dairy farm and also provides delegates with the opportunity to network and meet new contacts.
The 2017 NMR/RABDF Gold Cup winners—the Norman family from Herefordshire—report on the latest news from The Leen and highlight the key points that came out of a group meeting on the unit which focused on the importance of rearing productive herd replacements.
A New Zealand study tour will take a group of individuals on a trip of a lifetime to progress their careers with the hope that, in turn, they will be able to help safeguard the future of the UK agricultural industry post Brexit.
Over 170 companies have confirmed for Dairy-Tech within four weeks of the show launching its stand sales. Leading industry names have shown their support of the event in the form of sponsorship and stand space. After a hugely successful inaugural show earlier this year the 2019 event will continue at Stoneleigh Park on Wednesday 6 February.