The Innovation Hub was designed to expand horizons, ways of thinking and to introduce new concepts, highlighting certain and potential innovation likely to feature in the industry moving forward.

Session formats saw interviews, new product launches, road-testing new technology and aimed to answer future questions likely to affect the industry such as: Can they really go ‘off-grid’ and be sustainable?  Can they print their own parts for essential machinery or the parlour?  How can they reduce their carbon footprint?  Or even float on a river?  

All of the sessions focused on solutions for dairy farms that could be applied tomorrow or in ten years time.  In addition, the finalists for the newly reformed Royal Dairy Innovation Award also pitched their products to the judges in a short ‘Dragons Den’ style format ahead of them choosing and later announcing, the winner on the hub.  Semex were crowned winners with their Immunity+ product which the judges thought offered dairy farmers advancement in genetic selection for improved health traits.

If you would like to find out more about the programme plans for 2019 or are interested in speaking then please email office@rabdf.co.uk