THIS years Dairy Event on Wednesday Sept 18 and Thursday Sept 19 will see cattle return, once again adding to the busy schedule of seminars and trade stands.
The events cattle competition had to be cancelled last year due to foot-and-mouth. But it returns in a new format. After consultation with dairy breed societies animals will be judged on inspection only rather than using the Total Performance Evaluation (TPE) of previous years.
The popular Spotlight on Profit seminars, held in Exhibition Hall two, will include seven speakers over the two days. The 2002 programme will include DEFRA junior minister Elliot Morley, Terrig Morgan NFU, Prof John Bourne who heads the Krebs trial, John Duncan chairman of the Federation of Milk Groups, Jim Begg of the Dairy Industry Association (DIAL) and Lord Haskins ex-chairman of Express Dairies.
Trade stand bookings already total 280, some returning after their absence last year, with a full-range of products and services covered from breeding to milking equipment.
To find out whats on and whos who before you reach the show, see the official event guide in farmers weeklys Sept 13 edition. *
Left: In 2000 the RABDF Supreme Championship was won by West Midlands Guernsey Cattle Breeders with Tiresford Carmen.
Above: Spotlight on Profit forums, sponsored by HSBC, RABDF, MDC, DRC and farmers weekly have become a popular feature of the Dairy Event.
Buy your Dairy Event tickets in advance on-line at fwi.co.uk or by phoning RABDF and pay by credit card to save £2 on the usual ticket price of £12. Advance tickets are valid for either day of the event. Offer closes Sept 6, 2002. Coach parties can purchase 45 tickets at £10 and receive five
additional tickets for free.
This years ticket purchases will also entitle people to claim one years free associate membership of RABDF. This will entitle them to receive e-mailed newsletters and technical bulletins, but it will not include voting rights or entry to next years show.
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