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Milking Equipment Association Conference

The Milking Equipment Association [MEA] will be holding their inaugural Conference at Reaseheath College on Thursday 21st February 2013.

Speakers include:
· Brian Pocknee from the Dairy Group on current industry issues.

· Mike Madders Chairman of Dairy Farm Assurance with an update on the scheme and where Parloursafe will fit in

· Lance Jackson on compliance and the main health and safety issues

· Dr Ed Komorowskii from Dairy UK on the challenges facing milk processors over the next few years and what Parloursafe needs to do to convince them to support it

· Roger Lane-Nott, CEO of the MEA and Mike Cullen of Reaseheath College on the Parloursafe scheme.

Parlour Safe

We will also be presenting the first LTA MEA graduates with their certificates.

Parloursafe is the short term being currently used to identify the Landbased Technician Accreditation (LTA MEA) scheme. The LTA MEA scheme is administered by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (www.iagre.org ) and the training for the four Categories of qualification LTA1 to LTA4 [Master Technician] is conducted by Reaseheath College (www.reaseheath.ac.uk )

Following this conference dairy farmers will be able to access engineers with an accredited status and their use henceforth will raise installation & servicing standards within the industry. At the same time, attracting young engineers into the industry with a clear career development path and programme now available is to be welcomed.

There will be further communication development of the scheme and promotion to both milk processors and farmers.

The MEA’s planned actions result from considerable effort & consultation over a number of years and in adding further to development of Dairy Farm Assurance are very timely given the current food industry sensitivities.

Milking Equipment

   
  Related Links
link British Cattle Breeders’ Conference
link Show Dates
link Record trade bookings for County Show
   


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