Dairy-Tech once again returns to Stoneleigh Park, taking place on Wednesday, February 5. Katie Jones previews what will be happening at the event.
At this year’s Dairy-Tech, new products, innovation and ground-breaking technology will once again be on show alongside a programme of seminars in the ‘hub’ areas.
Speakers will be discussing the key issues facing dairy farmers and profiling what is on the horizon through the dairy and innovation hubs.
The issue of emissions will be discussed in the Dairy Hub, with dairy farmers Robert Craig, Cumbria, and Dave Craven, Grosvenor Farms, Cheshire, going head-to-head in a low versus high input systems session discussing the carbon footprint of their farms.
Slots in the Innovation Hub will cover the positive effects of satellite intelligence, biological solutions for reducing emissions and emerging agri-tech with an exclusive app store section – identifying the latest apps farms need to download.
The Skills Studio also returns to provide a one-stop-shop for all things career development, featuring student debates, CV clinics and business skills.
The event will also host a number of animal health workshops with specialist speakers discussing TB planning, calf health and mastitis.
As part of the event’s new machinery and innovation hall, certain exhibitors will host test-drive demo slots throughout the day, enabling visitors to try machinery.
To support the importance of well-being throughout the sector, there will also be a wellness clinic. Operating on a drop-in basis, visitors will have the chance to call by and receive a free check up.
Foot trimming demonstrations are also taking place and will feature the use of thermal imaging to detect lameness problems not picked up by the human eye.