Jonathan Bryer of Bridgwater and Taunton College, Francesca Mansfield of Aberystwyth University and Penny Stewart of The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies have been crowned the winners of the 2018 RABDF Farm Health Management Awards.
Brothers, Chris and Rich Norman, and their team from The Leen, Pembridge, Herefordshire have won the NMR RABDF Gold Cup 2017. Runner-up and recipient of the NMR Silver Salver is James Tomlinson, parents David and Sheila and wife Eleanor, from Bilsborrow, Lancashire.
UK cattle, sheep and pig sectors are teaming up during February to promote the ‘liquid gold’ properties of colostrum in reducing the need for antibiotics in farm animals and improving their lifetime performance.
Farm productivity must improve, with an increase in yield from forage of just 600 litres a cow offering an extra £60-£70 million return to British dairy producers, and added benefits from more valuable constituency payments.
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.