Cairnborrow Farm close to Huntly in Aberdeenshire is to play host to a technical beef day, bringing collectively farmers from throughout Scotland at a pivotal time of change for the Scottish beef business.
The SAC Consulting occasion is because of happen on Thursday 9 June, by form permission of the Wordie household and can run between 10.15am and three.30pm.
‘Chewing the cud about cows and carbon’ units the tone for the day, with discussions to observe on easy methods to construct a extra sustainable future for the meat business – one which strikes a stability between tackling emissions and bolstering productiveness.
Attendees have the chance to take part in 4 interactive stations, all hosted by consultants from the SAC Consulting staff, protecting all issues beef, from maximising the usage of grass in a pasture-based system and dynamic well being planning, to discussing methane inhibitors for beef cattle and placing digital fencing in to apply.
SAC Consulting specialists shall be readily available to reply questions all through the day and there’ll even be a vitamin replace from David McClelland from Norvite, discussing how the conflict in Ukraine might impression winter feeding.
After lunch, which incorporates ample time for networking, there shall be a panel session hosted by head of SAC Consulting, Andrew Lacey, posing the query ‘How does the Scottish beef business put together for the longer term’? A prestigious panel will discover the query with illustration from Orkney and Shetland, within the type of Colin Davidson of Skail Farm and Kirsty Budge of Bigton Farm. Head of Agriculture for Virgin Cash, Brian Richardson will even participate within the session, alongside SRUC’s Senior Agricultural Economist and Coverage Advisor, Steven Thomson.
SAC Consulting’s Kirsten Williams shall be chairing the day’s actions and is delighted to be taking part in host to such an necessary occasion, at a vital juncture in Scotland’s future agricultural coverage journey.
“The day has been designed to provide producers sensible messages pushed by science to enhance livestock and suckler cow effectivity, permitting information to switch between researchers, vets, specialists and meals producers,” mentioned Kirsten. “We face enormous environmental and coverage challenges to the meat sector and the occasion goals to supply a platform to debate these and examine the alternatives this brings to the sector.”
George, Margo and Nicola Wordie are wanting ahead to welcoming the technical beef occasion to Cairnborrow after being hosts to the RNAS beef occasion in 1990.
“We’re delighted to be internet hosting the ‘Chewing the cud’ occasion this summer season. Cows and carbon are very a lot the new subject and to provide us all the chance to ‘chew’ over issues in individual shall be a breath of contemporary air. We stay up for welcoming you all to Cairnborrow in June.”
Andrew Lacey inspired members to embrace alternatives like this, to fulfill with fellow farmers and business consultants to debate methods through which to construct a stronger and extra sustainable future for the sector.
“The meat sector faces an array of challenges throughout productiveness, shopper expectations round emissions and world market forces,” he mentioned. “Our beef business in Scotland has the prospect to showcase a fantastic response; being a sustainable, nutritious and local weather pleasant product – that can take effort from us all and it’s important we discuss these points and the alternatives they will current. We’re actually happy to have the ability to put this occasion collectively and stay up for discussing these points with the sector.”
The occasion is funded by the College Innovation Fund from the Scottish Funding Council and is free to attend. members are urged to register for catering functions by phoning SAC Consulting’s Elgin workplace on 01343 548787 or e-mail Elgin@sac.co.uk.