Livestock Event News
Livestock 2012: Agriculture Minister to open event
22 August 2012
Agriculture Minister, Jim Paice MP will officially open Livestock 2012 on Tuesday 4 September, the first day of the two day event with a record 530 trade exhibitors, to be staged at The NEC, Birmingham by its organiser, the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers.
Mr Paice is expected to launch the new voluntary code of practice on dairy contracts in his keynote speech, after which he will tour the event, providing farmers with the opportunity to discuss the code’s implications and his take on other industry issues including the future for producer organisations as an option.
“With 98% of exhibitors selling dairy products and services, dairying will remain a key focus at Livestock 2012, the first UK specialist business event to embrace all species - dairy, beef sheep, goats, pigs and poultry, and scheduled to attract well over 16,000 visitors,” explains RABDF chairman, David Cotton. “And for dairy farmers in particular, the event will offer them the chance to meet not only with processors and their respective farmer representatives to discuss the forthcoming season’s milk prices, but equally important, the time to catch up with the nutrition companies to discuss winter feed options.
“In fact all visitors will have the opportunity to approach our comprehensive range of exhibitors and take home, technical and financial solutions that will contribute towards their unit’s cost savings and improving efficiency. Livestock 2012 is the event for doing business all under one roof on one day.”