Conference to focus on improving profitability in beef production

Conference to focus on improving profitability in beef production
LEFT: The organising committee of Paul McHenry, CAFRE, Daryl McLaughlin, UFU, Seamus McMenamin, LMC, Norman Weatherup, CAFRE, Heather Stewart, UFU, Lynda Kelly, LMC, Stephen Heenan, NBA, Chris Armour, AFBI, and Francis Lively, AFBI.

AN increase in fallen stock numbers on Northern Ireland farms in the past three years has prompted industry representatives to come together to arrange a conference looking at ways to improve profitability.

Over 60,000 cattle are expected to die on farms this year, representing a loss of £40-50 million/year to the beef industry.

The ‘Healthy Cattle, Healthy Profits’ conference organised by the Ulster Farmers’ Union, CAFRE, AFBI, LMCNI, and NBA will have a number of speakers from across the industry.

Speakers will look at what post mortem results are showing and how health planning can reduce those losses. There will be representatives discussing farm building designs to actively improve animal health.

Delegates will also hear from specialist farmers from across the UK on the unique systems and processes in place on their own farms.

Finally, Conall Donnelly of NIMEA will look at the current thinking on the implications of Brexit for Northern Ireland beef industry.

This will be a beneficial conference for anyone involved in the beef industry.

Interest in this event is anticipated to be very high so if you want to be guaranteed a place then you need to book early.

n The conference is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 21 at CAFRE’s Greenmount Campus, Antrim.

n Conference cost is £20 per person including lunch and booking is via the UFU website www.ufuni.org/events. If you have difficulty booking online, please contact Angela Scott at UFU HQ on 028 9037 0222.

n Note: Places cannot be reserved and payment in full is required at the time of booking by credit or debit card.

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