In light of falling milk prices and rising debt for farmers, the National Farmers Union (NFU) will be raising awareness of the dairy industry by bringing their #decisions4dairy campaign to the Nottinghamshire County Show on 14 and 15 May.
Using fun activities such as milking races, butter making and yoghurt tasting, the NFU hope to raise awareness of the issues facing farmers and encourage visitors to buy British. Those attending the show will find the NFU in the Food Experience area, which features special demonstrations, a children’s activity marquee and a wide variety of local food and drink.
As an extra treat for visitors, the NFU will be unveiling a life-size Red Tractor at the Show – a vivid reminder of how to pinpoint British-made produce when shopping. Alison Pratt, communications advisor at the NFU, said: “Many people may see the Red Tractor logo on their produce but they may not know what it actually means and the principles behind it. We welcome people to come and see us in May to find out more and support British agriculture.”
The 133rd Nottinghamshire County Show will take place at Newark Showground on 14 and 15 May 2016. The Show is open from 8am – 6pm on both days and advance tickets are £10. Under 17’s go free.