11 August 1995

Precision? Exactly…

Precision will be the watchword at the Smithfield FarmTech Show, the event for high-tech answers to todays farming problems.

THERES no substitute for precision in modern farming. The precise application of fertiliser and pesticides and accurate drilling all have an important role to play in cutting costs and maximising profitability.

To help farmers keep pace with the rapid rate of changing new technology, the Smithfield FarmTech Show will focus on high-tech answers to modern farming problems.

For arable growers the Cereal Clinic will be a key point of interest. It features the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants, Association of Independent Crop Consultants, the Home-Grown Cereals Authority and British Cereal Exports. Designed to help growers to get the best from markets at home and abroad, the clinic will identify new market opportunities and how to meet their requirements.

Developing the theme of precision technology, Silsoe Research Institute will be showing the benefits of tailoring spray application to specific weed, pest and disease problems. Making the most of fertiliser will be the theme taken up by machinery maker KRM and Hydro Agri. Both companies will show how precision application and monitoring crops can pay dividends.

Precision is no less important when it comes to profitable livestock production. In addition to the Royal Smithfield Clubs prestigious livestock and carcass competitions, there will be a comprehensive demonstration programme lead by the Meat and Livestock Commission and the Royal Smithfield Club. It will help farmers to boost profitability by providing the latest information they need to produce meat for todays discerning markets.

The beef demonstration will include new research from the Rowett Institute at Aberdeen on how feeding rates can influence the taste of meat. Organised by food industry specialist and landowner Stewart Macphie, it will provide some useful lessons for farmers based on his farms Aberdeen-Angus cattle.


THE LIST SO FAR:

ADAS

AEC Electric Fencing

AgriSpares

Association of Independent Crop Consultants

Andersons

British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association

Barrus

L M Bateman

BDC Systems

British Institute of Agricultural Consultants

Bibby Agriculture

Binar

British Cereal Exports

British Trust for Ornithology

Brown

BSG Supplies

Cotswold Auto-flo

Cox Surgical

Dalgety

David Ritchie

Eddie Palin Distribution

Farmdata

Farm Electric

Farmade Management Systems

Farmers Resale

Farmers Weekly

Farmplan

Fertiliser Manufacturers Association

Frankland Feeds

Fraser Agricultural

Galebreaker

Gallagher Agricultural

Graham & White Instruments

Gurney Reeve

Harper Adams

Haith-Tickhill Group

Health & Safety Executive

Hill House Farm

Hornell Speedglas

Humane Slaughter Association

Hydraulic Precision

Hydro Agri

Hydro Chafer

Hylton Nomis

ICOM

Janus

JFC Manufacturing

KRM

Land Rover

Landsmans Bookshop

Laurence Gould

Liberal Democrat Forum for the Countryside

Macphie

MAFF

Manitou

Charles J Marshall

Master Farm

Matbro

Medivet

Merlo

Midland Bank

Moredun

Meat and Livestock Commission

MSD Agvet

National Farmers Union

National Westminster Bank

Netlon

National Rivers Authority

National Sheep Association

Oaklands College

Opico

Optimix

Orchid Data Systems

Ordnance Survey

Osmonds

Potash Development Association

Pfizer

Polypipe

Port Agric

Ian Potter Associates

Rappa Fencing

Ritchey Tagg

Roadless Traction

Rowett Research Institute

Royal Bank of Scotland

RS Hygiene

Shearwell

Shelbourne Reynolds

Silsoe Research Institute

Spaldings

Subaru

Sum-It Computer Systems

Teagle

Triton Controls

TSB

Unico

Visqueen

Zaga


&#8226 Key business and management issues will come under the spotlight at this years Smithfield FarmTech Farmer Forums. Topics will cover the future prospects for UK and European farming; management of farm finances and the outlook for beef and sheep producers.


Smithfield FarmTech

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Earls Court 2. London

Sunday 26 – Tuesday 28

November 1995

The new technology and business show helping farmers to profit in 1996