Tickets are now on sale for the first ever Dairy-Tech, an event promising to showcase the latest innovations, brand new concepts and the science and technology required to push the industry forward in a post-Brexit Britain. Organised by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers the event will take place at Stoneleigh Park on Wednesday 7 February 2018.

Managing director of RABDF, Matthew Knight, says the future of dairy farming relies on innovation, innovative changes and the development of technology – and the event will reflect this with some brand new concepts.

He explains: “The questions we aim to answer include: What can satellite mapping offer farmers? How much potential do drones have to monitor cattle welfare and fertility? How can a better understanding of the complexities of genetics make a step change in herd performance? And what innovations could improve slurry management?

“We have an extensive number of new products being brought to the event by exhibitors, with many entered in the Royal Innovation Award, these will be showcased on the innovation hub in a ‘Dragons Den’ style pitch to the judges.

“There will be two ‘hubs’ – innovation and dairy – featuring overseas, keynote and influential industry speakers who will deliver presentations and interactive workshops focusing on key topics relevant to the sector. Speakers will cover subjects such as drone mapping and the laws surrounding drone use; developments on automation and how these could answer the potential labour shortage; applied genomics for progressive dairies and how to bust the ever growing series of milk myths facing the industry.”

The event will feature three key areas; science, technology and innovation; business efficiencies and practical solutions. Within these will be ‘never seen before’ concepts, seminars and new products and demonstrations all designed to equip visitors with the knowledge, information and latest developments they require to run a profitable, sustainable and successful dairy business in the future.

Tickets cost £17 when booked in advance at and are free for RABDF members. All pre-bought tickets are eligible for our personalised itinerary service, a copy of which will be emailed out ahead of the event. Tickets purchased on the day will be £20 but these visitors will not receive a personalised itinerary. The itineraries are in place to ensure visitors utilise their time efficiently and will advise which exhibitors match up with the categories of interest they have outlined during registration as well as suggesting the most relevant seminars and workshops to attend.

Further information on Dairy-Tech can be found online at along with the speaker timetables for the innovation and dairy hubs. If you have any queries please email or call 02476 639317


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