ABOUT OUR SPONSORS
Lely is an international family business in the agricultural sector. The company spends every day making farmers’ lives easier with innovative solutions and tailored services, and offers solutions for almost all activities in the cowshed: from milking to cleaning. Lely provides advice on how to organise a dairy farm smartly with the use of management systems. Their vision and the needs and demands of clients are the things that drive and inspire Lely in everything they do.
At KW we lead the development of alternative feeding in the UK, making it the natural choice on high performance livestock farms. Today, the choice of alternative feeds is greater than ever and we offer the widest possible range of dry, moist, liquid, blended and compounded feeds alongside more traditional straights, minerals, vitamins, protected fats, secure covers and silage additives.
Alternative feeding is important with farmers looking to reduce costs, raise yields or productivity, and improve herd health to meet the challenges of the future.
National Farmers Union
The National Farmers’ Union is a member organisation/industry association for farmers in England and Wales. It is the largest farmers’ organisation in the countries, and has over 300 branch offices.
Arla Foods is the fifth-largest dairy company in the world and a cooperative owned by more than 12,500 dairy farmers. Arla combines traditional craftsmanship and world-class technologies to ensure its products remain closer to nature, from farm to fridge.
Willsbro Holsteins is a family business which combines a passion for dairy cow breeding with a desire to produce milk efficiently with high welfare standards. The Willsbro herd is one of the top herds in the world for high genomic females. It includes 50% of all cows in Europe with a GTPI of 2700 and a combined PTAT of 2.75. Sales of high genetic females is a core part of the business strategy.
To exploit the value of genetic merit, the system is based on achieving consistent, high-welfare, cost-efficient production with a focus on driving efficiency, both productive and environmental, from all activities on the farm. They strive to eliminate the factors that impinge on cows being able to produce efficiently.
Building a more sustainable future both for our industry and for people everywhere. We are committed to translating science into actionable, practical nutrition and farm management solutions, supporting food producers with technology that puts advice and data at their fingertips.
Our focus on innovation empowers us to carry out our collective mission of Feeding the Future
Kite provides business services to the entire food supply chain. Recognised as a specialist in the UK dairy industry, they also work with livestock and arable businesses, serving market sectors including farming, the agricultural supply trade, food processors, retailers and public sector organisations.
HJ Lea Oakes
HJ Lea Oakes is one of the longest established independent animal feed manufacturers in Britain with a history dating back to Swettenham Mill in 1675. Centuries later, we are still independent and family run and still extremely proud to be part of the country’s rich agricultural heritage. The company has seen many changes over many generations but retains a commitment to high quality, innovative feeds.
Virbac is a unique, global and family run company, dedicated exclusively to animal health. For over 50 years Virbac has been working in partnership with vets and farmers around the world to lead the way in providing quality veterinary products. Virbac’s new Calf Care Solutions initiative supports farmers and their vets to produce and rear healthy calves through key products and education.
Mole Valley Farmers
Mole Valley Farmers is known as a one-stop-shop for rural and countryside products, and today remains one of a few true co-operatives in the supply industry. Started by a group of farmers in 1960, Mole Valley Farmers is an award-winning retail firm with 55 stores, and also owns its own feed mills, fertiliser blending plants, a specialist mineral plant and farm building division.
Volac is a fast-growing, ambitious international dairy business. World leaders in dairy nutrition, their mission is to develop great products that advance the health and performance of consumers and farm animals. Volac’s heritage as an innovative family business inspires the company to confront the challenges in the world today – producing animal nutrition products, dairy ingredients, and performance ingredients.
Wynnstay is a leading supplier of agricultural products and services, with the ability to offer the whole package to farmers. Spanning three main divisions; Feed, Arable and Country Stores, customers can access all the necessary farming inputs through a variety of distribution channels. Alongside a vast product and service range, Wynnstay has teams of specialists who are experts in their field, supporting livestock and arable farmers to produce food in a profitable, efficient, and sustainable way.
Real Success – Reception Sponsor
Secure your future by investing in your team. Your team is your most valuable asset and to build a harmonious, high performing one you’ll need support in key areas of people management.
At REAL Success, we help you to recruit, develop and retain the right people for your business. With simple tools and processes that are quick, easy to use and effective.
Helping you to create a more sustainable future in a fast-changing world. www.real-success.co.uk
British Dairying is a specialist publication dedicated to keeping dairy farmers up-to-date with the latest information, innovations and ideas in the dairy industry. It is published every month and available on request and free of charge to all dairy farmers and herd managers in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. British Dairying also produces weekly e-mail news bulletins and organise the annual Cream Awards.