Dairy Event cancelled due to foot and mouth

Dairy Event 2008

The RABDF Dairy Event 2007, due to be held on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 September, has been cancelled, due to foot and mouth. RABDF chairman, Lyndon Edwards said: “It is with great regret that I have to announce the cancellation of the Dairy Event.

“The council members of RABDF have taken specialist veterinary and professional advice and concluded that, following the resrgence of the foot and mouth outbreak, it would be seriously unwise and irresponsible to hold a meeting of 10,000 farmers in one place, particularly as they will have travelled from all parts of the UK.

“We are still unsure that the virus has not spread outside the Surrey surveillance zone and a decision had to be made today as contractors and stand holders were planning to build the event over the weekend.”