Dairy-Tech 2018 saw a whole host of demonstrations take place throughout the day. We will be confirming the 2019 line up as we go through the year so keep an eye on this page for more information.
Please see below the features and demonstrations we saw at this year’s show:
Drone demonstrations: supported by Bexcopter and Drone Ag
Just what can drones offer a dairy business? In short the possibilities are endless; geo mapping, grass disease management, counting cattle. Speak to our experts from BEXCOPTER on stand T1 and find out what they can offer you in terms of disease management, but also take a walk around their specially designed virtual reality environment. Can you guess what this environment is?
Got the drone bug? Then visit Drone AG on stand I59, they’ll be flying a drone around the event site and counting the amount of cars, demonstrating how dairy farmers can fly drones over their herd to easily monitor cattle levels.
Automation: sponsored by Lely and supported by Hands Free Hectare
Lely will be demonstrating their Astronaut and Juno using six to eight halter trained cattle. Cows will be milked on the hour, every hour. The Vector will also have a presence, completing the automation demonstrations. The new robotic scraper, Discovery, will be situated on the Lely exhibit – due to be released to the market in early 2019.
Visitors will also have the chance to observe the Hands Free Hectare kit in action (on screen) and ask the engineers from the Hands Free Hectare project questions surrounding their work, its aims, its future goals and its success to date. Check out Hector the driverless tractor and their working drone based on stand I21.
Hoof Trimming Demonstrations: sponsored by Cowslips, Giltspur Scientific
Hoof trimming demonstrations will take place at 11.00, 12.00, 14.00 and 15.00. The demonstration team will use both the knife and grinder techniques as well as showing correct methods for sharpening trimming knifes. Demos located in the outdoor area.
Science, Technology & Innovation Hall
This hall features the Innovation Hub and Tech Zone and is the first hall visitors will experience at Dairy-Tech. A large amount of exhibitors situated in this hall will offer a new product or innovation. In fact, we estimate around 40 new products will be on display, showcasing the latest offering to the dairy industry.
BVDFree England will be hosting a drop-in advice clinic to help producers find out more about engaging with the scheme designed to eliminate the disease from the national herd across the devolved nations. There will be opportunities to find out more about understanding the level of disease in the herd and the role of biosecurity and how to plan a strategy to deal with persistently infected animals. The BVDFree England advice clinic is located on stand number P15.
Tech Zone: sponsored by Farm 491
This area a lot of small stands and allow visitors to road-test new technology, products and services. These solutions will offer dairy farmers a glimpse of the technological revolution that is coming our way. Look out for the working 3D printer and virtual reality experience!
Are you a budding inventor or company that requires investment?
Are you always wondering about bringing a potential product to market? Any budding inventor or entrepreneur should pay special attention to the funding session by Innovate UK. That excellent idea of yours could become a reality – visit the innovation hub for funding advice and support. If this is appealing to you, then also pop along to the Farm 491 on stand T14.
Most seminars, workshops and demonstrations at Dairy-Tech are eligible for DairyPro points. Registered DairyPro members can collect points by attending these; to register please visit stand B12 or go to www.dairypro.co.uk