The Dairy Hub proved to be a focal point at Dairy-Tech featuring specialist speakers predominantly focusing on the critical on-farm issues currently facing dairy farmers.

The programme of speakers, some global, covered subjects such as developments on automation and how these could answer the potential labour shortage; applied genomics for progressive dairies; how to bust the ever-growing series of milk myths facing the industry; the outlook for the organic milk sector and a vision of the genetic solution to antibiotic reduction.

This hub will follow a similar format for the 2019.  All speakers will be handpicked and challenged to present in a novel way to enhance audience engagement with sessions offering the opportunity for knowledge transfer and including a sequence of take-home messages.

The RABDF stand will again adjoin the Dairy Hub and will provide visitors with the chance for ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions with key industry figures and RABDF council members.  We will also be championing all RABDF activity including our latest policy work, the APPG, membership, farm walks, Gold Cup, Women in Dairy and conference news.

There will also be the opportunity to explore our work into the importance of overseas labour to the UK dairy farming sector and to find out exactly how we aim to have our voice heard within Government.

Please also drop by the stand if you would like to offer feedback on any RABDF activites or Dairy-Tech, have any future suggestions or are looking for advice.