AFBI is joint sponsor of 2016 Beef Conference

Date published: 20 October 2016

At a press launch last week, joint sponsors the Ulster Farmers’ Union, CAFRE, LMC and AFBI confirmed arrangements for a ‘Progressive Beef Production’ conference to take place at Greenmount on Thursday 17 November.

Dr Sinclair Mayne (AFBI), Victor Chestnutt (UFU), Ian Stevenson (LMC) and Dr Eric Long (CAFRE) launch plans of the 'Progressive Beef Production' conference

Beef production makes a significant contribution to the £4.8b agri-food industry and our rural environment.  To ensure that the sector has a viable future, consideration must be given to all elements of current production systems. The objectives of the conference are to highlight what the industry currently does well, but also to identify potential areas for improvement.

Progress in beef production is the focus of the conference, with speakers from both practical farming and research backgrounds.  Speakers and those attending will share their knowledge of how best to deliver a 'progressive beef production' model.  AFBI Scientists Francis Lively and Steven Morison, AFBI Agriculture, will give presentations at the event. The conference will be the first agricultural event that can be used as a ‘qualifier meeting’ for those involved in beef business development groups (BDGs).

The conference is open to all with an interest in beef production. The fee is £20 and bookings are encouraged online at Bookings can also be made with Angela Scott at UFU HQ on 028 9037 0222. Those involved in beef BDGs should have their group number available when booking.

Notes to editors: 

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