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.
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.