UK - Next week's Livestock Event brings together the whole of the cattle industry under one roof.
Do you want to be prepared for this coming season’s challenges and get ahead of the game? Then 2014 is the year to attend the Livestock Event says Nick Everington chief executive of event organiser, RABDF.
Why? Because this event will provide you with the opportunity to talk to the trade, make forward purchasing decisions on feed and equipment and discuss with processors, future milk prices which will be essential to your business plan.
Attending Livestock Event is a must go. We have designed the event to provide you with these and many other opportunities to find out how to save money and improve your unit’s efficiency.
Whether it’s learning from some of the 50 seminar sessions scheduled for each day, investigating the very latest cutting edge dairy technology and equipment, finding out more from the practical demonstrations or seeking advice from some of the 450 plus exhibitors at the UK’s largest show for dairy farmers.
Where else can you take in so much all on one day, and do business which will keep your dairy farm on track for the next 12 months?
A visit to the event will tick all the boxes and guarantee you a day away from the farm with your partner and team which you will really enjoy.
Robots: the world’s first combined live robotic feeding and milking system demonstration at an exhibition featuring 40 loose housed cows milking though a Lely Astronaut A4 system, fed by a Lely Vector automatic feeding system. This feature will be complemented with a display of robotic equipment from the world’s leading milking machine and machinery manufacturers.
4x4 and UTV test drives: put the latest UTVs and some of the most popular work horse 4 x 4s through their paces on the venue’s 2km off-road test tracks. Makes include Isuzu and Land Rover ranges plus a company trained instructor. UTV makes feature John Deere, JCB and Polaris.
Forage Field Exhibition: a practical demonstration offering seven steps for success in forage production including a look at soil health and the effects of compaction, reseeding v over seeding, and plate metering advice.
Focus on Feet: Healthy Feet, a feature designed to help dairy farmers reduce the number of lame cows within the herd with interactive mobility scoring with accompanying footage, supported by DairyCo. Also foot trimming demonstrations featuring the most popular techniques supported by independent commentary.
Free Seminars: over 50 interactive seminars will be taking place over both event days. The Feed Science Forums, Business Debates and Farm Health Planning Seminars will provide innovative and interactive sessions. Dairy Pro points will be available.
Careers Centre: a CV and business plan check in clinic plus new series of presentations to help guide students towards the wide range of employment opportunities available in this industry.
Tickets and Travel
Tickets: pre-book on line and take advantage of discounted rates; see www.livestockevent.co.uk
Travel: Train or plane: less than 15 minutes walk from Birmingham International.
Virgin is offering a 25 per cent discount on train tickets bought on line www.buytickets.virgintrains.co.uk/DataPassedIn.aspx?prm=nec25
• Car: straight off the M6 or M42 to free parking
• Coach free of charge: RABDF supported by the Livestock Auctioneers Association, is offering free coach travel from 34 marts; see www.livestockevent.co.uk