The Dairy Show
Wednesday 1st October 2014
This one day event has become one of the most important dates in the dairy farmer's calendar, combining a comprehensive trade show with an exhibition of top quality dairy cattle. The show attracts over 300 tradestands from across the country and beyond and with over 250 cattle this show is the place to be seen and visit.
The show as ever continues to provide the dairy farmer or farm manager with a complete "one stop shop" event at which to meet the milk buyers, feed suppliers, AI companies and consultants, plus it showcases an extensive display of agricultural machinery and equipment. Many of the farmers and businesses also hail the event as an excellent and profitable networking opportunity. Throughout the day the theatre also hosts an array of topical seminars.
The Dairy Show is pleased to announce that the show is registered with Dairy Pro. Current members and those who join at the event will get their attendance registered on their personal development record and receive 3 Dairy Pro points.
Dairy cattle are at the heart of the show with 300 entries covering the six main breeds, plus classes for calves and Junior Showmanship classes to encourage the exhibitors of the future. The classes reach an exciting climax at the end of the day with each breed champion judged by a panel of five experts who mark the entrants out of ten, with all competitors hoping for the elusive 50 out of 50.
Micron Bio-Systems is pleased to announce it is the main sponsor for the country's only national dairy specialist event, the Dairy Show, which takes place on Wednesday October 2nd at the Bath and West Showground.
Speaking about the initiative, Micron's Mark Cox said: "The Dairy Show is a key fixture for many dairy farmers throughout the south west and further afield. It is widely recognised as a one-stop-shop for all things dairy, from world-class cattle showing to over 300 trade stands.
"Micron Bio-Systems is delighted to be involved in this exciting year of change, supporting the team's endeavours to increase the number of trade stands, educational seminars and showing classes."
Micron Bio-Systems' headquarters is not far from the Bath and West Showground and the company is planning its own initiatives for the event details of which will soon be available.
The Dairy Show is sponsored by:
Dairy Industry Dinner
The prestigious Dairy Industry Dinner is held the evening before the show and hosts over 300 of the leading figures from the world of dairying including producers, processors and retailers. The dinner is preceded with a key note speaker who generally will have a topical or controversial subject to deliver to the floor.
The Dairy Industry Dinner is sponsored by:
The Dairy Show 2013 - A Great Success
The Dairy Show sponsored by Micron Bio Systems and Pearce Seeds Ltd was the place to be if you're involved within the dairy industry, which was held at the Bath and West Showground on Wednesday 2nd October.
The Show attracted over 6,600 visitors on the day and displayed the very latest in technology and services to the finest dairy cattle in the country.
Dairy cattle travelled from all over the UK to take part in the Show and the coveted Supreme Championship was a nail biter between the Holstein and Ayrshire and after much deliberation it went to the nine year old Ayrshire Sandyford Fable, owned by ED Tomlinson & Son of Loughborough and Reserve Champion went to the Holstein Moorshard Lennon Rosa, owned by RK & FG Miller & Sons of Bridgwater . The Interbreed Heifer Champion went to the Holstein Davlea Goldwyn Pledge exhibited by Messrs B L Davies & Sons of Ilminster, Somerset. The Interbreed Pairs Championship went to the Holstein pair exhibited by the Wills Brothers Ltd of Wadebridge, Cornwall.
The Dairy Industry Dinner, sponsored by Dairy Crest was once again held on the eve of the show with 400 guests from across the dairy industry and hosted announcement The Dairy Industry Award, which this year went to Neil Kennedy a much respected figure within the dairy industry.
The Dairy Vet of the Future Award, sponsored by BOCM and new to the Show was awarded to Rebecca Inman. Her subject for the award was "The effect of sole ulcers and white line disease on bone growth in dairy cows' feet". The two runner- up awards went to Peter Siviter and Chloe Garnett.
Over 310 Trade exhibitors from across the country attended the ever popular Dairy Show and it was a tight contest for the trade stand awards. GEA Farm Technologies scooped the Gold award for the best Internal Tradestand. The external stand award went to a long standing supporter of the Show T H White from Langport. Judges Chris Riddle of Royal Cornwall Show and Sam Braddick of Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show were very complimentary about the very high standard of the exhibitors and the huge range of equipment, technology and services on offer to dairy farmers visiting the Dairy Show.
Show Manager Alan Lyons said "It was a great show, with large volumes of visitors flowing through the gate. The quality and increase of both the trade stands and the cattle were extremely high which bodes well for the future of this popular show in the agricultural year."
Plans and ideas are already underway for next year's Show which will take place 1st October 2014.