Times are tough in almost every branch of farming business and this is acknowledged by the provision of free entry for all visitors to the Livestock Event 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham on 6 and 7 July, with opening hours of 8am to 7pm on Wednesday 6 July.

Organised by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF), it is being promoted as an opportunity to share information, ideas and practical advice to help farm businesses survive the next 18 months. Alongside the tools for survival, the programme of seminars includes the subject of making a dignified exit from dairying.