Livestock Event is a ‘must see’ show for farmers

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The must go farmer event for fresh thinking and free of charge, Livestock Event will provide all dairy, beef and sheep farmers with some fresh thinking and a day away from the farm, and it’s all for free.

The UK’s leading livestock trade show held at The NEC, Birmingham on 8 and 9 July will be welcoming over 400 trade exhibitors, providing the most comprehensive offering of any UK event, all under one roof in the most easily accessed location, just 15 minutes walk away from Birmingham International Airport.

Attendance is free for farmers who pre-register. Dairy farmers will have already received one complimentary ticket invitation in the post from their milk processor, and beef and sheep farmers from LMC.

“Livestock Event has proved to be the go to event for NI and Ireland’s farmers and this year is guaranteed to exceed all previous offers,” says Nick Everington, chief executive of the event organiser, RABDF. “Livestock Event 2015 will provide all farmers with the opportunity to get away for the day, share information and ideas and pick up no nonsense practical advice. They will have a chance to find out about over 100 new products and concepts that will save money and help to stay ahead of the game.

“They will also have a record number of practical and technical demonstrations to visit, all of which are designed to improve business efficiency. Aware that forage is the cheapest form of feed, grassland management is going to be right up there in the list of priorities – in the Forage Field Exhibition area and in the machinery and equipment zones.”

The best of British genetics are scheduled to be showcased in front of a line-up of international judges and spectators.

Brian McAllister, Ballymena, Antrim will be travelling over the water to judge the National Charolais Show, whilst the record entry for the National Brown Swiss Show will be judged by Jake Hushon, Wisconsin, the National British Friesian Show by Bill O’Keefe, County Kilkenny, Ireland and the Guernsey classes by Chris Lang, Ohio

Away from the ringside, farmers will also have the opportunity to evaluate automated systems - the award winning live robotic milking and feeding demonstration is returning with 40 commercial cows. For beef producers, Lely will be staging the UK’s first live robotic feeding demonstration of finishing cattle. New for this year is the live calf rearing demonstration, show casing feeding and housing systems including the Roundhouse.