With an unprecedented amount of uncertainty facing the sector, this year’s RABDF Business and Policy conference will tackle the key issues set to impact dairy businesses as we evolve in a new post-Brexit market – focused on the environment, promoting the benefits of dairy products and learning from allied industries. The conference returns to London on Tuesday 5 November.
The Dairy Industry Woman of the Year Award, sponsored by HSBC, will once again be awarded at the national Women in Dairy conference next month. Presented to the individual who has demonstrated the core values of Women in Dairy – connect, share and inspire – the award aims to celebrate the achievements of women in the British dairy industry.
Boris Johnson was appointed as our new Prime Minister last week and with that comes a brand new cabinet that sees Theresa Villiers take up the position of Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, someone who has previously said she would support a no-deal Brexit. Regardless of Mr Johnson’s chosen cabinet we know that he is a devout leave campaigner and has said on more than one occasion that we will leave the European Union ‘come what may’ on 31 October.
Our current position; that we relayed to the Minister, is that the main issue still not being appreciated by the government is the scale of concern for permanent staff and definition of skills and skilled workers required on dairy farms.
Have you heard about Defra's Clean Air Strategy and the potential implications its legislation could have on dairy farmers across the UK? RABDF is focusing on this area as part of its current policy work and is asking you to help out by completing the short survey below.
This year’s NMR/RABDF Gold Cup Open Day on 18 June is set to see record breaking crowds flock to North Yorkshire’s Metcalfe Farms – whilst in part this is down to the profile and success of the overall business there is no doubt that the impressive 1,300 pedigree Holstein herd and dynamic line up of speakers are also set to be a huge draw.
Connect, share, inspire – these are the aims of the Women in Dairy initiative. The group started as an initiative in 2015 and is driven by the enthusiasm of the volunteer facilitators. In May 2018, building on previous collaborations, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health agreed a two year active sponsorship.