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Everything you need to know about UK Dairy Day 2018

UK Dairy Day is back at Telford’s International Centre, set to bring together all aspects of the dairy sector for visitors to enjoy.

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Visitors to the dairy industry’s annual one-day trade event can look forward to knowledge sharing, new products and much more as plans for UK Dairy Day 2018 are finalised.

 

Taking place on Wednesday, September 12, at the International Centre, Telford, the event is now in its fifth year and is not to be missed ahead of planning and decision making before winter arrives.

 

An exhibition area with more than 300 trade stands will form the backbone for activity, which will include a dairy cattle show, National Bovine Data Centre (NBDC) breed village and sharing knowledge zone with seminars, practical demonstrations, careers board and more.

 

Sue Cope, event director, says: “For anyone connected to the dairy industry, UK Dairy Day is the ultimate event to attend this year.

 

“It is an opportunity to network, share knowledge, learn and, most importantly, do business at a time of year when important decisions need to be made ahead of winter housing.


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“If you are looking to invest in your business, adopt new methods and equipment or need advice from industry experts on anything from ration planning, parlour upkeep, business performance to cow bedding, UK Dairy Day offers a platform to speak to all those connected to your dairy business to help you improve your efficiency, production output and make the right decisions for your business.”

 

Cattle exhibits are expected to reach more than 200 before the event, featuring the National Holstein Show, National Ayrshire Show and National Brown Swiss Show, plus classes for Dairy Shorthorn, Guernsey, Jersey and Montbeliarde breeds. On the first floor, the sharing knowledge zone will see practical demonstrations, including a calf rearing zone, a look at type classification and linear scoring, as well as foot trimming, blocking and knife sharpening.

 

Seminar zones will also feature in the sharing knowledge area, to include a range of topical discussion points such as feeding options this winter with low forage availability, and a look the situation regarding farm labour post-Brexit.

 

At 1pm, an industry panel and Q&A, chaired by Dan Humphries, partner of Dairy Insight and Horizon Dairy Vets, will discuss working with and improving the public’s
perception of the dairy industry.

Event details

  • When: Wednesday, September 12, 8am- 5.30pm
  • Where: The International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH
  • Entry: Free to attend, no pre-registration needed
  • Parking: Free on-site and in the adjacent town centre multi-storey car parks
  • Rail: Telford railway station is within walking distance. A free shuttle bus will also be available
  • Airport: Birmingham and East Midlands airports are both within one hour’s drive.
  • More information: www.ukdairyday.co.uk

New Product Competition

  • Innovative new products for the dairy sector will come together as part of this competition, with 10 finalists set to be displayed in an area of the concourse
  • Judges for the competition this year include Rachael Fawkes and Paul Coyne, IDEXX, who are sponsors of the competition, and Euryn Jones, HSBC

 

Champions dinner

  • The champions dinner will take place on the evening of the show, to include the event’s award presentation
  • Tickets are available at £30 per person, with a 10 per cent saving when booking a table of 10 at £270
  • Information available from info@ukdairyday.co.uk

 

Calf rearing zone

  • The calf rearing zone will cover all aspects of calf rearing, from health and feeding to the environment in which they are reared
  • Practical demonstrations will take place here throughout the day, covering topics like hygiene, colostrum management and more

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