The Dairy Event and Livestock Show milks visitor number success despite downturn

The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has announced a 12% increase in visitor numbers on last year despite the number of dairy producers declining by 3%.

he Dairy Event and Livestock Show milks visitor number success despite downturn
he Dairy Event and Livestock Show milks visitor number success despite downturn

The two-day event, held on the 16 and 17 September, attracted more than 460 exhibitors.

Attractions at the event included farm health planning and mixer wagons. The soil surgery was popular among livestock farmers.

"We were thoroughly pleased by the industry's response to the Dairy Event and Livestock Show with many companies across a wide product range, reporting good size orders placed and quality enquiries received, confirming our belief that this is the business to business event for the ruminant sector," said RABDF chief executive, Nick Everington.

"Despite operating in a contracting market, visitor numbers increased, particularly on the second day, which provided more quality time for farmers and exhibitors to talk and actually complete their negotiations."

As reported in July, The Dairy and Livestock Show will move to the NEC when it returns in 2010.

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