11 September 1998

INFORMATIONISTHEKEY

INFORMATION to improve productivity and your business is the key to survival in a hostile environment for milk production

Heres a chance to get both, when you visit the farmers weekly stand at the European Dairy Farming Event at Stoneleigh, Warks, on Sept 23 and 24.

At the event itself, do not miss the programme of top level seminars in the Spotlight on Profit Marquee. These have been planned to bring you right up to date with developments. Hear what the industrys movers and shakers have to say about prospects for the future, and take the chance to question them. See programme details for timings.

While you are in the Spotlight on Profit marquee, theres a unique chance to ensure you are even better briefed in future. farmers weekly, in association with the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers, Milk Development Council and Dairy Research and Consultancy, is offering three Business Booster prizes:

&#8226 A years free subscription to farmers weekly, Europes top farming news publication, worth £70, although discounted to £56 if you sign up at the Dairy Event.

&#8226 A free place on the MDC/RABDF Dairy Herd Manager Training Course at the college of your choice. The package of four modules is worth £250.

&#8226 A years free membership – worth £90 – of DRC Dairylink First, including six issues of DRC Dairylink, free entry to DRC subject days, and the 1998 annual technical seminar

All you have to do is to complete the coupon on this page, answering the simple qualifying question, and post your entry in the box provided at the Spotlight on Profit marquee.

SPOTLIGHT ON PROFIT SPEAKER PROGRAMME

Spotlight on Profit seminars are open to all dairy farmers, free of charge. There will be eight speakers over the two-day event, starting at 10am on Wednesday. Talks will last 15mins followed by question sessions.

Wednesday, September 23

10am Bryan Finn Milk advertising – will it pay?

11am Richard Packer The permanent secretary speaks

Noon Ben Gill CBE UK dairy farming – what is the future?

2.30pm Andrew Dare Milk marketing – the way forward

3.15pm Tom Kelly Staying profitable at low milk prices

Thursday, September 24

11am Tim Heywood New genetics and pre-sexed calves

Noon Roger Evans Getting the most from the milk market

1.30pm Ian Potter Quota reform – evolution, revolution or new solution?

&#8226 The Spotlight on Profit marquee will be at the junction of Avenue M and 6th Street, opposite the FW stand.

Winning entries will be selected at random from all qualifying entries received. The draw will take place immediately after the European Dairy Farming Event. Winners will be contacted directly and announced in the farmers weekly. Entries must be submitted at the Spotlight on Profit Marquee during the official opening times of the European Dairy Farming Event. The decision of farmers weekly and its associates will be final, and no correspondence relating to this competition will be entered into.