Prince Philip Award
To commemorate his Presidency of the RABDF from 1973-1975, The Prince Philip Award was created and is presented annually at Dairy-Tech. The Award is for research and development in the field of dairy farming and will be awarded for the most practical, relevant and best presented technical exhibit/demonstration from a company exhibiting at Dairy-Tech 2018. The Award takes the form of a framed certificate and is signed personally by His Royal Highness. The winner will receive their award at a special presentation at Buckingham Palace.
The Award will initially be judged on a submission made to the RABDF office. This should include a written description, supporting literature, on-line demonstration etc. A shortlist of 2-4 finaliasts will be compiled and these exhibits will be judged at Dairy-Tech. The winner of the award will receive a 10% discount (maximum of £300) off their stand booking for Dairy-Tech 2019. Further opportunities will be discussed with the winner.
2016 Prince Philip Award Winner - FRS Network Developments
FRS Network Developments were presented with the RABDF Prince Philip Award 2016, for their Herdwatch Farming App. The judges thought the Herdwatch Farming App was a simple piece of low-tech that met the need of these cash strapped times. It uses the everyday technology of a smart phone and iCloud to store and download dairy data that can be tapped into by any member of a farm team who is equipped with a modern mobile telephone.
- 2016 Winner - FRS Network Developments
- 2015 Winner - DeLaval
- 2014 Winner - Genus ABS
- 2013 Winner - Milkrite
- 2012 Winner - Ridgeway Science Ltd
- 2011 Winner - Dairy Spares Ltd
- 2010 Winner - XL Vets
- 2009 Winner - GEA Farm Technologies
- 2008 Winner - Ecolab Ltd