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 of Peter Jones livestock

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)

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.

TBC, 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

TBC Bimeda UK 

12.30 FINISHER FORUM (1hr)

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 Topic: Policy changes to Finisher Units

TBC Andrew Cracknell, 2 Sisters Topic: The future demand for Beef

14.00 BREEDING SEMINAR (45 mins)

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

TBC Mark Smith,  Genus Beef Genetics Topic:

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


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.