Key events for beef and dairy farmers in 2016

Farming events. So many to go to, so little time. We have wandered the www to find the 2016 events that matter most for beef and dairy farmers. There’s a huge amount of advice and knowledge that’s waiting to be soaked up. And a lot of it is free.

What are you waiting for?

Grass Research Day
29th June | Tadcaster, Yorkshire

Learn how best to utilise grass for the benefit of your cattle, your bottom line and your environmental credentials. | Twitter: @AHDB_Dairy

AHDB Meat Export Conference
29th June | Warwick

This free conference is designed to help livestock farmers make sense of the export market: discussing developments in international trade and perspectives for further growth. | Twitter: @AHDB_BeefLamb

Livestock Event 2016
6th - 7th July | Birmingham

Join 17,000 farmers at the leading B2B event for the UK livestock industry. Inside the expansive NEC Arena you can expect working machinery demonstrations, seminars and foot trimming demonstrations as well as National Dairy & Beef Shows. | Twitter: @LivestockEvent

UK Dairy Day 2016
14th September 2016 | Telford, Shropshire

If knowledge is power, then expect to leave UK Dairy Day feeling more than a little brawnier. The main focus is on sharing knowledge - and you can expect a number of presentations on relevant dairy farming issues designed to educate, engage and inspire. There will also be trade stands and a cattle show. | Twitter: @UKDairyDay

The Dairy Show 2016
5th October 2016 | Bath

Held at the Bath & West Showground, this one day event has become one of the most important dates in the dairy farmer’s calendar, combining over 300 trade stands with an exhibition of top quality dairy cattle.  The show is registered with Dairy Pro and attendance will qualify for 3 Dairy Pro points. | Twitter: @BathandWest

Agriscot 2016
1st November 2016 | Edinburgh

Open to both to the trade and to a wide cross section of farmers, this is regarded as the number one event for farmers eager to seek out the products, services, advice and information necessary for their farming businesses. | Twitter: @AgriScot

DairyLeader Forum 2016
30th November | Location TBC

The DairyLeader Forum brings together the most forward-thinking dairy farmers in the industry to share pioneering practices and show attendees how they could benefit from taking a more innovative approach. | Twitter: @AHDB_Dairy

County shows

Of course, no farming calendar is complete without a comprehensive list of County Shows. From Alwinton to Ashbourne, Wensleydale to Wales, the full list of dates and locations for 2016 is here.