Quality discussion for cattle conference

The British Cattle Breeders' Club is holding its annual conference this month where the main subjects discussed will be meat and milk quality, price and delivery.

An international set of speakers will address the conference which will be held at Hawkestone Park Hotel near Shrewsbury between 22 and 24 January. In all, 24 papers from policy makers, scientists and farmers will be delivered.

Among those to address the conference will be: Kim Matthews, MLC meat scientist on beef quality measures, Paul Allen from Dublin on visual image analysis (VIA), Eric Venot from France on the interbeef project and Marjorie Faust from the USA on breeding for the dairy herd.

On 22 January the British Livestock Genetics group will hold a seminar on exports and a discussion on world trade issues will also take place during the conference led by MLC's international manager Peter Hardwick.

Club chairman Duncan Pullar, said: "To be successful in the future you need to have satisfied customers and to achieve this you must understand what they want. The conference is here to help."

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