A survey by YouGov for the RABDF
of 2,000 UK adults revealed just 4% were willing to do jobs that include all the main features of working on a dairy farm, such as working outside, with animals and machinery, doing flexible hours and in rural locations.
Exhibitors are calling on RABDF
and Holstein UK to merge the events.
Two years ago RABDF
called for a national plan for the dairy industry.
For more information, contact Tim Brigstocke from RABDF
on 01568 760632 or 0771 074 1440.
One of the unique features of Entrepreneurs in Dairying is the offer of a specialist mentor, fully trained by RABDF
in conjunction with the respective college, and matched to the needs of the individual student in their locality.
An Ofmilk would provide help, build some confidence and trust in the industry, which it drastically needs, and stem the unabated decline in farmer producers and subsequent total UK production," said RABDF
chairman Lyndon Edwards.
chief executive Nick Everington said: "Grazed grass continues to remain the cheapest form of forage, so if a farmer start to optimise its management from turnout, they could reduce production costs by up to 2p/litre.
It's been organised by the RABDF
, and is supported by DairyCo and XL Vets, with sponsorship from Boehringer Englehiem, For Farmers and Volac.
chief executive Nick Everington said: "The event continues to go from strength to strength.
The initiative that starts in September is offering 15 places and features a programme organised by RABDF
with eight weekly sessions delivered by national industry specialists accompanied by a local farming business.
It is no good Tesco announcing positive initiatives on one hand while putting the squeeze on with the other," said Lyndon Edwards, chairman of the RABDF
Each mentor will be fully trained as part of the Get Mentoring in Farming initiative in which RABDF
is fully involved, after which they will be required to commit one hour per month providing unbiased support and guidance.