Farmers from across the country, including plenty from our area, filled the vast halls and grounds of Birmingham NEC for the annual Livestock Event held recently.
This business to business event gave farmers the chance to talk to leading industry experts and learn about the latest technologies, machines and systems available to the agricultural sector.
Several businesses exhibiting at the show were from our area.They included Sum-It software from Thame. The company was there to show farmers how they cancomputerise their cow, sheep and arable records and accounts with specialist programs.
Sales and marketing director Ben John said: “This is a very good show for us and we usually pick up business. There is a lot of paperwork to do in farming and we can make it easier.”
Vetoquinol is an independent family owned business operating from Buckingham that sells veterinary pharmaceuticals.
Administrator Val Day was away from the Buckingham office for the day to man the company stand at the Livestock Event and explain to visitors how the business sells pharmaceuticals directly to vets to help cats, dogs, chicken, horses, pigs and cattle.
William Palmer from BeBa Energy of Hemel Hempstead was at the show to tell farmers about high quality Solar PV panels, which produce electricty, and can be mounted on the roof or on the ground.
Mr Palmer said farms are ideal environments for the solar panels because large farm buildings have plenty of roof space, and fields can be used for large-scale ground-mounted installations.