New workshop targets beef and lamb production advisors

AHDB Beef & Lamb will hold a workshop in Warwick to outline its completed and ongoing research in the red meat industry. 

To be presented on Tuesday, 13 September, the symposium on ‘Translating the latest research into practice’ is targeted at anyone who advises beef or lamb producers, such as vets and consultants.

The idea is that people who advise red meat producers can learn about AHDB Beef & Lamb's research and, if needed, interested parties can adopt measures suggested by the research.

As well as discussing current and completed projects, there will also be industry updates. Kim Matthews, head of animal breeding and product quality at AHDB, will provide an update on the Centre of Innovation and Excellence in Livestock (CIEL), which was established at the beginning of the year.

“AHDB Beef & Lamb is involved in many research projects that shape the way the industry develops and this workshop provides a good way to share those messages to advisers within the sheep industry,” said Dr Liz Genever, AHDB senior livestock scientist.

“Learning about the work the organisation is carrying out means advisers will be better placed to deliver best-practice advice on health, breeding and nutrition to beef and sheep producers.”

The levy board said it was eager to hear delegates’ thoughts on where they think future research projects should be prioritised.

Presentations at the event will include:
• Jimmy Hyslop (Scotland’s Rural College), who will discuss work on lifetime growth patterns and beef eating quality
• Rob Wilkinson (Harper Adams University), who will provide an update on evaluating metabolisable protein supply for ewes
• Jo Matthews (NIAB-TAG), who will present on the effect on lower nitrogen on grass and clover.

Delegates wishing to attend the free event or request a programme should call 0247 647 8834. Places are limited so those interested have been advised to book a place by Monday, 8 August.

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