UK Dairy Day is thrilled to announce that AHDB has confirmed as the show’s official Knowledge Partner for 2017. As the levy-funded board providing independent, evidence based information and resources, AHDB is a hub of technical data that benefits the dairy industry.
As well as Knowledge Partner, AHDB will be leading an insightful seminar at 1pm in Zone 2 titled ‘Dairy Prospects Post-Brexit’. This will present an exclusive opportunity for farmers to hear the key points from AHDB’s latest Horizon Report that explores the UK dairy sector prospects in the global marketplace. Visitors can then join the expert panel for a Q&A on all-things Brexit as they examine the issues for the dairy sector. The question time format will allow spectators to grill the expert panel that includes AHDB’s David Swales and Chris Gooderham, alongside the NFU’s Chief EU Exit and International Trade Adviser Gail Soutar.
Phil Bicknell will be Chair for the Dairy Prospects Post-Brexit seminar at UK Dairy Day. AHDB’s MI Director gives a sneak preview on what to expect. “Over the last year, we’ve highlighted a host of Brexit issues with our AHDB Horizon work. The seminar at UK Dairy Day will see us focus on the latest Horizon report, which includes an assessment of dairy markets further afield. Brexit, of course, gives us an opportunity to look beyond the EU, but what potential is there for the dairy sector, what are the market needs, and what competition might we face? But above all, I’m looking forward to the varied questions from audience. We know that there are a whole host of Brexit issues our industry faces and the Q&A session is an opportunity to get into the detail — what are the practicalities around trade? What’s the future for farm policy? And perhaps most crucially, what does it all mean for a farming business?”
The first-floor of the International Centre is where the full schedule of seminars will take place, starting from 10am. This year sponsored by XL Vets, this area will address topical dairy concerns and techniques from antibiotic resistance, rumen efficiency and profit, calf rearing to genomic testing. With a wide and varied selection of presentations and expert speakers, the seminar area will be a lively and captivating section to visit to learn and engage. If you want to know more about the latest in herd health, cow comfort, nutrition alongside features on how to promote your business, make sure you visit the Sharing Knowledge Zone at UK Dairy Day. Join in with the hype on social media by following @ukdairyday on Twitter and liking UK Dairy Day on Facebook.
Sue Cope, UK Dairy Day Event Director, commented; “The seminar area is a popular feature of UK Dairy Day. Linked with our show theme of ‘sharing knowledge’ we have carefully selected seminars that are topical and current in modern dairy farming. Our aim is to inspire thought, questions, and challenge mindsets. With Brexit at the top of everyone’s agency we’re sure the AHDB presentation will attract huge interest as farmers look for clarification on the future of British dairying beyond EU. Seminars will run throughout the whole day starting from 10am so please dedicate some time and plan your day to engage in topical debate.”
To view the schedule of seminar presentations click here.
We look forward to seeing you at UK Dairy Day on Wednesday 13th September.