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:
AEC Electric Fencing
Association of Independent Crop Consultants
British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association
L M Bateman
British Institute of Agricultural Consultants
British Cereal Exports
British Trust for Ornithology
Eddie Palin Distribution
Farmade Management Systems
Fertiliser Manufacturers Association
Graham & White Instruments
Health & Safety Executive
Hill House Farm
Humane Slaughter Association
Liberal Democrat Forum for the Countryside
Charles J Marshall
Meat and Livestock Commission
National Farmers Union
National Westminster Bank
National Rivers Authority
National Sheep Association
Orchid Data Systems
Potash Development Association
Ian Potter Associates
Rowett Research Institute
Royal Bank of Scotland
Silsoe Research Institute
Sum-It Computer Systems
• 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.
Earls Court 2. London
Sunday 26 – Tuesday 28
The new technology and business show helping farmers to profit in 1996