More than 500 farmers and agri-businesses from Ireland were in Birmingham today for the first UK Livestock Event to be held in July.

The show is one of the biggest UK specialist livestock show with more than 450 trade stands.

The organisers, the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers, moved the show to July to fit better with farmers’ business planning.

More than 270 cattle have been entered for the competitive showing classes at the event and there was a packed programme of business and technical seminars for farmers to attend over the two-day event that ran on 3 and today, 4 July.

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In addition, the National Farmers Union, the UK farming association, used the event to launch its vision for the dairy sector, which was a key talking point.

Practical demonstrations also took place covering subjects such as foot trimming and the correct way to load a mixer wagon.

Images courtesy Livestock