New training opportunity in the beef industry

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has teamed up with the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC) in a new scheme designed to educate and inform those involved in the beef industry. 

Entitled ‘Developing Beef Expertise’, the scheme aims to encourage personal and professional development within the sector.

The first event, held in September in Warwickshire, will offer an insight into the programme and its content. This will be followed by five further events, which will cover everything from breeding, health and fertility, feed and forage, selection for slaughter and business improvements, due to be held through to December 2016 across England.

“We want to help develop beef expertise, to ensure well-trained and experienced consultants and advisers continue to be available to the beef industry,” explained Liz Genever, an AHDB Beef & Lamb livestock scientist and a programme coordinator. “In addition, it is a great way of making key people in the industry more aware of the tools and technical information available from AHDB Beef & Lamb.”

The interactive workshops will give attendees the opportunity to broaden their industry knowledge. The applications process for Developing Beef Expertise is open to all.

Genever added: “If it is successful, we hope to roll the idea out for sheep consultants and advisers in 2016.”

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