Seminar Timetable

Beef Expo 2017 seminars provide NBA with a huge opportunity to further raise its profile and positioning by helping visitors to improve their enterprise’s profitability and sustainability by careful selection of topics.

They offer advice, information and thought provoking ideas, the majority of which can be taken home and implemented the following day.

And they’re all free of charge.  

Time table may be subject to change before event.

9.30 ORGANICS (1 Hr)
Chairman: Peter Jones: Peter Jones livestock
Speakers:

Four short talks highlighting the benefits of adopting an organic system on farm. The session will be chaired by Peter Jones of the Organic Livestock Marketing Co-operative and will conclude with a Q&A session.

Liz Bowles, Head of Farming, The Soil Association Topic: The Benefits of Beef Production on Organic Arable Farms
Matt Johnson, Organic Beef & Sheep Farmer and Butcher Topic: Producing Organic Beef and Running a Butchers Shop
Tim Leigh, OLMC Finished Stock Marketing Manager Topic: Marketing Cattle to Maximise Returns
Wayne Copp, Organic Producer Topic: Farming North Devon Cattle 

11.00 HEALTH (1hr)
Chairman: Rosie McGowan: NBA Development Manager
Speakers:

Three topical health seminars, highlighting key health issues within the industry; BVD, Cryptosporidium and Chronic Liver Fluke, and the latest research available to help overcome such issues on a herd basis and as an industry.

Kath Alpin, Boehringer Ingelheim Topic: Why tag dead calves? Insights from the National BVD Survey 2017

Dr Frank Katzer, Senior Scientist at Moredun Foundation Topic: Cryptosporidium in Cattle

Steve Sheridan, Merial Topic: Chronic Liver Fluke 

12.30 FINISHER FORUM (1hr)
Chairman: Chris Mallon: NBA Chief Executive
Speakers:

An exciting forum encompassing all aspects of finisher production from policy to production efficiencies.

Dr.Jamie-Leigh Douglas, Technical Support manager, AB Vista Nutrition Topic: Improving efficiencies to Champion Profitability

Bill Harper, Trustee Director of the NBA and Chairman of the NBA TB Committee Topic: Policy changes for Finisher Units

Adam Quinney, Chair of AHDB Beef and Lamb Topic: Improving profitability of finisher systems

14.00 CATTLE BREEDING (45 mins)
Chairman: David Thomlinson: NBA Chairman
Speakers:

A forward thinking seminar looking into the future of cattle breeding.

Mark Smith, Genus Beef Genetics Topic: The future of Beef Genetics

Alison Glasgow, Limousin Cattle Society Topic: Limousin Breeding Improvement Adding Value for Commercial Producers

15.00 INTEGRATED BEEF SUPPLY (1hr)
Chairman: Chris Mallon: NBA Chief Executive
Speakers:

Three industry leading speakers presenting the benefits of an integrated beef system followed by a Q&A session.

Matt Nightingale, CEO of Meadow Quality

Mr John Bell, CEO of Berryfields Farm and Berrystock Feeds

Dr Amiee Hafla, Beef Nutritionist, AGRI-KING Ltd.