Past events

  • 16.12.14 - 16.12.14
    Specialist Dairy Health Event for Welsh farmers
    Targeting Young Stock
    Date16 December 2014 - 16 December 2014
    Time 11am - 3pm
    Description

  • 1.12.14 - 2.12.14
    The Winter Fair
    Come and join us!
    Date01 December 2014 - 02 December 2014
    Time All Day
    Description

    This year the Improving the Welsh Dairy Supply Chain project will have a trade stand presence at the show.

    Get in the festive mood with one of our complimentary mince pies along with a cup of mulled wine.

    Venue: Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY

    For further details please contact us on 01554 748592.

  • 25.11.14 - 25.11.14
    Specialist Dairy Health Event for Welsh farmers
    Targeting Nutrition
    Date25 November 2014 - 25 November 2014
    Time 11am - 3pm
    Description

    Targeting Nutrition

    You are cordially invited to a

    Specialist Dairy Health Event for Welsh farmers

    Glynllifon College, Caernarfon, LL54 5DU.

    Tuesday 25 November 2014

    11am - 3pm

    We would appreciate if you could confirm your attendance by calling 01554 748570 or e-mail: dylan.jones@colegsirgar.ac.uk

    Topics include:

    Manipulating milk solids through nutrition
    The effect of nutrition throughout the transition period
    Feeding for health in the dairy herd
    Analysing your cows’ winter ration.

     

    Nationally renowned speakers:

    Will Tulley, EBVC

    Nick Berni, For Farmers.

     

    Light refreshments provided

    These events are made possible through the ‘Improving the Welsh Dairy Supply Chain’ project which has received funding through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
     

  • 17.6.14 - 19.6.14
    Grass Value Open Days
    Grass Value open days
    Date17 June 2014 - 19 June 2014
    Time 10am -12 mid day or 12 -3pm
    Description

    GRASS VALUE OPEN DAYS

    Three years of data collection has now been completed under the Grass Value module of the ‘Improving the Welsh Dairy Supply Chain’ project and what contrasting years they have been.

    Grass Value officer, John Owen said: “They say that no two years are the same and that certainly has been the case during this project which makes the data collected even more interesting.”

    “We have collected a massive amount of data over the last three years which have shown some fascinating trends.”

    The Grass Value final results are now ready to be disseminated to the industry and will be revealed at two Open Days. The first event will take place on 17 June, 2014 at Padog Farms Ltd, Pen y Bryn Farm, Pentrefoelas whilst the second event will take place at Gelli Aur College Farm on 19 June, 2014.

    Attendees will be asked to attend either a morning (10am-1pm) or an afternoon (12pm-3pm) session and will receive a printed copy of the full Grass Value results. Question and answer sessions will form part of the programme, giving attendees an opportunity to quiz farmers that have participated in the Grass Value project.

    Mr Owen added: “The programme for the day will include a farm walk visiting relevant stations throughout the farm and at each of these stations there will be a practical presentation highlighting some of the key findings of the results.

    “I would like to believe that these events are a must visit for every farmer looking to improve their grassland management and utilisation.”

    Lunch is provided at 12.00pm therefore attendees are requested to register their attendance by calling the Dairy Development Centre on 01554 748570.

     

     

  • 13.8.13 - 15.8.13
    Pembrokeshire Agricultural show
    Date13 August 2013 - 15 August 2013
    Time All day
    Description

    Come and join us at the Pembrokeshire show

  • 22.7.13 - 25.7.13
    Royal Welsh Show
    Dairy Development Centre at the Royal Welsh
    Date22 July 2013 - 25 July 2013
    Time Gates open at 08:00am - 07:30pm
    Description

    Come and visit us at the Royal Welsh show from Monday 22rd - Thursday 25th July on stand L627


    This year the DDC stand will have an efficiency theme running throughout the week. The DDC offer a range of free services and on the different opportunites there are for Welsh dairy farmers.


    Monday 22nd July: An Energy Efficiency Surgery

    Tuesday 23rd July: A Collaboration Surgery

    Wednesday 24th July: A Grass Value Surgery

    Thursday 25th July: A Dairy Health Surgery


    Throughout the week:

    Welsh Milkbench+ officers will be present during the week of the show to explain how the free benchmarking service can help your dairy business.

    DairyCo extension officer; Richard Davies will be on the stand to answer any of your dairy farmer queries

    'Improving the Welsh Dairy Supply Chain' officers will be on the stand throughout the week to answer any queries relating to the project

  • 26.6.13 - 29.6.13
    EDF Congress
    The annual European Dairy Farmers (EDF) Congress will take place in Falkenberg, Sweden this year
    Date26 June 2013 - 29 June 2013
    Time 4 day Congress
    Description

    Once again the Dairy Development Centre are organising a visit. This year’s congress is titled: ‘Managing a High-Input and High-Output System’. During the congress there will be a chance to visit at least four Swedish dairy farms together with workshops where the cost of producing milk will be compared across more than 12 different European countries. It is a great opportunity to network with over 300 dairy farmers. If you are interested in joining this year’s visit, please contact the team on 01554 748570 by 10 April 2013.

  • 22.3.13
    Calf Rearing Meeting - STOP THE LOSSES!
    The event is arranged jointly by DairyCo and HCC will be held at the Wolfscastle Country Hotel, Pembrokeshire
    Date22 March 2013
    Time 11:00
    Description

    Calf rearing is as challenging as ever – join us to discuss all aspects of calf rearing with Dr Sam Leadley from Attica Vets, New York. A renowned international expert and enthusiast on the subject.

    Bring the calf rearer along!

    Topics covered:
    • Newborn care
    • Colostrums management
    • Calf health & nutrition
    • Setting targets
     

    According to a DairyCo survey 8% of calves die in their first 24 hours and a further 14% fail to reach their first lactation. These shocking figures lead to a real waste and an unnecessary cost to the business – so whether you are milking 50 or 500 it’s worth hearing what Dr Sam Leadley has to say about calf rearing and reducing these losses.

    For more information or to book your place please contact DairyCo extension officer Richard Davies on 01824 790214 or by e-mail: richard.davies@dairyco.ahdb.org.uk

  • 15.3.13
    DairyCo conference 2013
    Maximising your potential: A supply chain perspective
    Date15 March 2013
    Time 10:00 am
    Description

    Venue:  Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli

    DairyCo will hold their annual Welsh conference on Friday, 15 March 2013 at the Parc y Scarlets Stadium, Llanelli.

    The Conference will be titled 'Maximising your potential: A supply chain perspective'.

    Representatives from across the supply chain will address the conference. Question and answer sessions will form part of the conference programme, giving the audience an opportunity to quiz the speakers.

    Venue: Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

     

    PLACES ARE LIMITED

    To book a place please contact Sarah Nesbitt by 8 March

    on 01554 748 593 or sarah.nesbitt@dairyco.ahdb.org.uk
     

  • 6.3.13
    Feed efficiency and Proteins
    A DairyCo evening meeting, focusing on recent work carried out by their DairyCo Research Partnership.
    Date06 March 2013
    Time 7:30pm –9:30pm
    Description

    DairyCo will be hosting an evening meeting on ‘feed efficiency and Proteins’ which will focus on some of their most recent work carried out by their DairyCo Research Partnership. The guest speaker will be Kevin Sinclair from The University of Nottingham. 
     

    The meeting will cover the following topics:
    • the cost of protein
    • Alternative protein and feed sources
    • Protein content in the diet
    • Body condition scoring

    Venue:  Alice Springs Golf Club, Kemeys Commander, Usk, Monmouthshire.
    For further details please contact Sarah Nesbitt on 01554 748593 or at Sarah.Nesbitt@dairyco.ahdb.org.uk


    Guest Speaker Information
    Kevin Sinclair is a Professor of Animal Science at the University of Nottingham. His work is mainly focussed on investigating the effects of nutrition on fertility in cattle and sheep.  He has a strong track record in applied research, most recently working with DairyCo and with EBLEX investigating trace-element deficiencies in sheep. Prior to this, Kevin worked for SAC as a Beef Specialist and managed an experimental herd of 250 beef suckler cows. His first degree was in Agricultural Science at the University of Aberdeen and he comes from a farming background in Scotland. 

  • 15.1.13 - 15.1.13
    MASTITIS CONTROL PLAN
    This event will help you understand the DairyCo Mastitis Control Plan and how it is implemented farm.
    Date15 January 2013 - 15 January 2013
    Time 10:30am
    Description

    The day will cover…

    • The importance of farm records to help with understanding infection patterns
    • Experiences on farm and the results that have and can be achieved
    • Cure rates
    • Risk areas around the farm.
    Date: Tuesday 15 January

    Time: 10.30am - 2.30pm To include lunch
    Venue: Nort Court Farm, Redwick, Magor, Caldicott, Monmouthshire, NP26 3DX
    By kind permission of Tom James

    You should attend if you wish to:
    • Understand the different routes of mastitis infection in the dairy herd
    • Take a structured approach to mastitis control on farm
    • Use your farm records to best effect
    To book a place contact:
    Kate Cross, Telephone 024 7647 8707
    Email: postcard@dairyco.ahdb.org.uk

    THE COST IS COVERED THROUGH YOUR LEVY AND WILL BE FILLED ON A FIRST COME BASIS.

    To assist with bio-security, please ensure vehicles are properly cleansed and disinfected, and clean clothes and boots that can be disinfected are worn in line with government guidelines.

  • 5.12.12 - 6.12.12
    Planning for Profit - South Wales
    Date05 December 2012 - 06 December 2012
    Time 09:00 - 17:00
    Description

    Venue: Great House Hotel and Restaurant, Laleston, Bridgend, South Wales

    This two day residential workshop looks at strategic ?aspects of dairying, the whys, hows and when. Taking current cost of production, from the farm's DairyCo Milkbench+ data set, as a base point attendees are able to try out different scenarios for their business. With technical sessions on nutrition, utilization of feeds and core costs of cows the workshop works towards production of a business plan to take the business forward.

    The Planning for Profit Workshop usually costs £265 +VAT, however, this workshop will be free to Welsh farmers through the 'Improving the Welsh Dairy Supply Chain' project.* 

    A deposit of £75+VAT is required on booking a place, but this is returnable on your attendance.

     

    For further information please contact either Richard Davies or Chris Duller (DairyCo extension officers), contact details below.

    Richard Davies - Telephone:01824 790214, Mobile: 07966 237841, Email: richard.davies@dairyco.ahdb.org.uk

    Chris Duller - Telephone: 01974 282536, Mobile: 07530 174843, Email: chris.duller@dairyco.ahdb.org.uk

  • 26.11.12 - 27.11.12
    The Winter Fair
    Come and join us!
    Date26 November 2012 - 27 November 2012
    Time All day
    Description

    This year the Improving the Welsh Dairy Supply Chain project will have a trade stand presence at the show.

    Get in the festive mood with one of our complimentary mince pies along with a cup of mulled wine.

    Venue: Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY

    For further details please contact us on 01554 748592.

  • 14.11.12 - 15.11.12
    Planning for Profit -North Wales
    Date14 November 2012 - 15 November 2012
    Time 9:00 - 17:00
    Description

    Venue: Holiday Inn Chester West, Northop Hall, Mold, Chester, CH7 6HB 

    This two day residential workshop looks at strategic ?aspects of dairying, the whys, hows and when. Taking current cost of production, from the farm's DairyCo Milkbench+ data set, as a base point attendees are able to try out different scenarios for their business. With technical sessions on nutrition, utilization of feeds and core costs of cows the workshop works towards production of a business plan to take the business forward.

    The Planning for Profit Workshop usually costs £265 +VAT, however, this workshop will be free to Welsh farmers through the 'Improving the Welsh Dairy Supply Chain' project.* 

    A deposit of £75+VAT is required on booking a place, but this is returnable on your attendance.

    For further information please contact either Richard Davies or Chris Duller (DairyCo extension officers), contact details below.

     

    Richard Davies - Telephone:01824 790214, Mobile: 07966 237841, Email: richard.davies@dairyco.ahdb.org.uk

    Chris Duller - Telephone: 01974 282536, Mobile: 07530 174843, Email: chris.duller@dairyco.ahdb.org.uk

  • 5.11.12 - 6.11.12
    Europian Dairy Farmers UK meeting
    South West England autumn meeting
    Date05 November 2012 - 06 November 2012
    Time Over the 2 days
    Description

    Profit Drivers from Diverse Systems

    EDF-UK are organising there autumn meeting in South West England where they will be visiting Somerset & Dorset. The programme offers delegates the opportunity to visit four progressive dairy units, focussed on sustainable profitability. There will also be the chance to hear from & question leading speakers about their views on the industry and to mix with like-minded colleagues from across the dairy sector.

    Kingshay have kindly taken a leading role in organising this year's autumn programme. Further details of the 2 day programme can be obtained from Rachel Stamp of Kingshay on: 01458 851555 or rachel.stamp@kingshay.co.uk.

    Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

     

     

  • 16.10.12
    Welsh Dairy Show
    Come and join us!
    Date16 October 2012
    Time 09:00 - 17:00
    Description

    This year the Improving the Welsh Dairy Supply Chain project will have a trade stand presence at the show.

    Please feel free to visit our stand and find out how the Supply Chain project could help with your dairy enterprise.

    Venue: Carmarthen Showground, Carmarthenshire, SA33 5DR. 

    For further details please contact us on 01554 748592.

  • 24.9.12
    Cow Lameness
    In accordance with DairyCo, Farming Connect and Daleside Vets
    Date24 September 2012
    Time Evening Event
    Description

    Evening meeting with guest speaker Nick bell discussing cow lameness which will be run jointly with DairyCo, Farming connect and Daleside vets.

     

    Venue: Rossett Hall, Chester Road, Rossett, North Wales, LL12 ODE

     

    For further details please contact DairyCo extension officer, Richard Davies on: richard.davies@dairyco.org.uk or 07966 237841
     

     

  • 24.9.12
    Healthy Feet Project
    DairyCo open meeting
    Date24 September 2012
    Time Evening Meeting
    Description

    This evening meeting will consist of guest speaker; Nick Bell who speak exsplicitally on lameness

     

    For further details please contact DairyCo extension officer, Richard Davies on: richard.davies@dairyco.org.uk or 07966 237841

  • 14.8.12 - 15.8.12
    Angelsey Agricultural Show
    Date14 August 2012 - 15 August 2012
    Time 08:00am - 6:00pm
    Description

    There will be a Supply Chain presence at the show on the Wednesday, if you would like to discuss how we could help with any of your dairy queries please contact us on 01554 748592 to pre-arrange a meeting for this day.

  • 14.8.12 - 16.8.12
    Pembrokeshire County Show 2012
    The Pembrokeshire County show
    Date14 August 2012 - 16 August 2012
    Time 08:30am
    Description

    Come and visit our DDC stand at this year's Pembrokeshire show based at the Whithybush Showground, Haverfordwest, SA62 4BW.

     

    For further on how we could help with your dairy enterprise please contact us on 01554 748592.

  • 9.8.12
    Reseeding & Weed Control
    Open day event with DairyCo
    Date09 August 2012
    Time 12:00am - 15:00pm
    Description

    Open day event discussing reseeding & weed control at Stember Farm, Poyston Cross, Haverfordwest, SA62 4DX.

     

    For further details please contact Welsh DairyCo extension officer, Chris Duller on: Chris.duller@dairyco.org.uk or 07530 174843

  • 1.8.12
    Cardigan County Show
    West Wales Premier Agricultural Show
    Date01 August 2012
    Time 08:30am
    Description

    This year's show venue will be held at Briscwm Feilds, Cadigan

    1/2 mile south of Cardigan on the A487 Fishguard/Cardigan Road

  • 23.7.12 - 26.7.12
    Royal Welsh Agricultural Show
    The Dairy Development Centre at the Royal Welsh
    Date23 July 2012 - 26 July 2012
    Time Gates open at 08:00am - 07:30pm
    Description

    Come and visit us at the Royal Welsh show from Monday 23rd - Thursday 26th July on stand L627

     

    This year the DDC stand will have an efficiency theme running throughout the week. The DDC offer a range of free services and on the different opportunites there are for Welsh dairy farmers.

     

    Monday 23 July: An Energy Efficiency Surgery

    Tuesday 24th July: A Collaboration Surgery

    Wednesday 25th July: A Grass Value Surgery

    Thursday 26th July: A Dairy Health Surgery

     

    Throughout the week:

    Welsh Milkbench+ officers will be present during the week of the show to explain how the free benchmarking service can help your dairy business.

    DairyCo extension officers; Richard Davies and Chris Duller will be on the stand to answer any of your dairy farmer queries

    'Improving the Welsh Dairy Supply Chain' officers will be on the stand throughout the week to answer any queries relating to the project

  • 9.7.12
    British Grassland Society Summer Meeting 2012
    The BGS summer meeting runs from Monday 9th - Wednesday 11th
    Date09 July 2012
    Time 09:00 am
    Description

    This year's British Grassland Society Summer Meeting; hosted this year by the Narberth & District, Cleddau, Carmarthen, North Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire & District Grassland Societies.

     

    Please Contact the BGS head office for further details on: 02476 696600