Entries wanted for prestigious dairy awards

The search is on for entries for two prestigious awards to be presented at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show at the NEC, Birmingham, on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 September.

The Prince Philip Award is made to the most practical, relevant and best presented technical exhibit or demonstration at the event, while the RABDF Livestock Machinery and Equipment Award recognises their importance to the current and future profitability of the livestock sector.

“As organiser of the Dairy Event and Livestock Show, we are focused on communicating to farmers the benefits of best practice and technology transfer, which will help towards improving their farm’s overall efficiency,” said Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers chief executive, Nick Everington.

“We are pleased to reward those exhibitors who excel in technical innovation and presentation, and in turn they understand and appreciate the benefits of receiving one of these two awards.”

Last year, the RABDF Prince Philip Award went to XL Vets FarmSkills. Project manager Sophie Throup said: “The award has firmed the foundations of our fledgling brand. It was an honour and a credit to all the vets and XLVets members who have helped delivery of our training programmes to farmers throughout the UK.”

ADF Milking’s automated dipping and flushing technology received the RABDF Livestock and Machinery Equipment Award 2010. The product was launched at the event five years before, when it also collected the RABDF Prince Phillip Award.

The company’s James Duke said: “Recognition is always important for a small UK company entering a world market. The RABDF awards have undoubtedly helped ADF secure significant business in new territories where we have attracted the highest quality of individuals and business partners. ADF is now exporting its products to major dairy markets around the world.”

For further information on the awards, contact RABDF on 0845 4582711.

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