Prince Philip Award goes to Northern Dairy Supplies
Dairy hygiene and mastitis control specialists, Northern Dairy
Supplies of Preston were presented this week with the RABDF Prince
Philip Award 2004 by His Royal Highness at Buckingham Palace. The
honour was made to the company for the most practical, relevant
and best presented technical exhibit at last year's Dairy Event.
HRH Prince Philip presents the RABDF Prince Philip Award to Northern
Dairy Supplies' Alex Barber and his wife, Evelyn.
The judges made their decision on the company's F50 Puli-System,
a parlour operated device designed to help reduce mastitis incidences
and improve milking speed and overall milk quality by washing,
massaging, disinfecting and drying cow teats prior to milking.
"We're delighted to have realized our ambition to return
to Buckingham Palace to receive the top award having been presented
a Certificate of Merit more than 10 years ago," says joint
company director, Alex Barber. "Already, we have more than
20, F50 Puli-Systems in operation. Farmers are finding that they
are not only saving time, but they are also preventing cross contamination
between cows, and subsequently reducing cell counts and bactoscans,
and improving milk value."
A Certificate of Merit was made at the Dairy Event to DeLaval
for the Swedish based company's battery-operated optical somatic
cell counter. The portable device, which was launched at the Dairy
Event, is designed to provide udder health test results within
one minute and subsequently enable farmers to make direct selected
mastitis treatment if necessary.
RABDF's chief executive, Nick Everington says: "The strong
field of entrants for the RABDF Prince Philip Award 2004 at the
Dairy Event covered a wide range of products and processes from
recycled newspaper used as cow bedding to maize growing, treatment
and feeding systems and 'lifetime' integrated dairy cow management.
We believe in rewarding exhibitors who excel in technical innovation,
and Northern Dairy Supplies proved to be a tremendous example." He
adds: "RABDF will once again be staging the award at the Dairy
Event 2005, and we look forward to another set of high caliber
entries from our exhibitors."