RABDFRoyal Association of British Dairy Farmers (UK)
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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.
RABDF 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.
RABDF 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.
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.