The annual British Cattle Conference has been declared a resounding success by delegates. Presentations were given by experts within the industry on this year’s conference theme; The Business of Cattle Breeding a Conflicting or Complementary Route?
The three-day event, covered both dairy and beef production and welcomed nearly 300 delegates. David Alvis, Managing Director of a dairy goat system in Yorkshire, opened the beef day and concluded that the use of genomics is essential to improve breeds. Whilst dairy day saw Stuart Rogers give delegates an insight into the benefits of embracing social media to improve the marketing of surplus breeding stock.
There were many thought provoking presentations throughout the conference which are available to view.
Iain Kerr, the Chief Executive of the British Limousin Cattle Society, was elected as Chairman for 2016, he thanked outgoing Chairman Roger Trewhella and his committee on a highly successful conference.
The 2017 British Cattle Conference will return to the Telford Golf and Spa hotel in Telford, Shropshire on 23-25 January.
Bookings will be taken from October. Enquiries should be made to the BCBC secretary:
Heidi Bradbury, Underhill Farm, Glutton Bridge, Earl Sterndale, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0RN,
tel: 07966 032079.
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The British Cattle Breeders Club provides a forum for exchange between scientists and breeders of beef and dairy cattle.
At the annual British Cattle Conference papers are presented by leading scientists, breeders, industry specialists and veterinarians. The conference is a truly international occasion, providing a unique opportunity to meet other breeders and scientists in a warm and friendly environment.