Win a trip to study the US dairy industry with Vitfoss

11-07-2017

Would you like a chance to join the ‘Three-Truck-Trip®’ 2017 in September this year?

If so Vitfoss, in association with British Dairying, are offering you the opportunity for an all-expenses paid, dairy study tour worth over £2,500 to the centre of the US dairy industry. Participants leave the UK on Saturday 16th and return on Friday 22nd of September 2017 as part of a memorable trip organised by the Zinpro Corporation.

 

The US tour comprises of 15 UK guests in three trucks visiting some of the top dairy herds in Minnesota and Wisconsin where herds focus on maximising calf growth and target growth rates of 700g/day to double calf birth weights by 8 weeks of age.

 

The aim of the tour is to allow key people involved in UK dairying to see at first hand how US producers are using the latest technology and tools to manage and sustain their businesses in a global market that optimises income over feed costs.

 

Each day starts with a talk from a prominent dairy expert followed by farm visits to see the ‘theory’ in practice and will cover:

 

  • Successful calf rearing principles
  • Latest thoughts on preventing lameness
  • Robotic milkers – a US prospective
  • Building design – utilizing current facilities

 

At Vitfoss we’re focused on transferring the latest knowledge to continually improve the performance of dairy producers throughout Europe. We are pleased to offer the opportunity for UK producers to experience and bring home some of the latest ideas and management practices from one of the world’s leading milk producing countries.

To enter please download the competition entry form using the link below and post the completed form to Vitfoss, Hempstead Road, Holt, Norfolk NR25 6EE

Enter the competition

Competition entry rules: The prize draw is open only to (dairy farmers, farm/herd managers/herdsperson’s) in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  No purchase is required.  Entries must be received on/by 31st July 2017.   There is no cash or other alternative as a prize.  The winner will be picked at random from all eligible entries and announced in the August issue of BRITISH DAIRYING and may also appear on associated websites.  The winner's details may appear in publicity arising from the trip. A valid passport which allows entry to the USA is required. Competition entry is based on acceptance of these rules.

 

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