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Sheep and Beef Event moves to Hereford


The Wynnstay Sheep and Beef Event is back for its third year on Friday 27 October, at the new location of Hereford Livestock Market.

The only dedicated event for sheep and beef farmers, this year’s focus is on profitable production in the face of industry challenges.

“At a time of uncertainty for UK producers, the event provides farmers the perfect opportunity to view the services and technical information available to help them grow and develop their business, with seminars debating the industry’s hot topics,” says Gareth Davies, Wynnstay Head of Agriculture

Throughout the day, visitors will have the opportunity to listen to three key industry speakers, who will be covering a selection of topics that are affecting producers.

“We’re delighted to have NFU Deputy President, Minette Batters, who has a wealth of experience in the beef and sheep sector, and during her time at the NFU has worked to ensure that British farmers receive fair returns from transparent supply chains,” says Gareth.

“We’re also joined by two former livestock award winners, who are able to share how they’re growing their business and producing livestock with profitable margins,” he adds.

“Richard Roderick farms a mixed sheep, beef and arable farm in the Usk valley. He won the sheep farmer of the year in 2015, and will be discussing how he focuses on sheep genetic improvements and reducing costs through maximising the use of high quality forage.

“Our final speaker is 2016 beef farmer of the year, Richard Tudor. Currently undertaking a Nuffield Scholarship on the subject of Soil Health and Fertility in Grasslands: an essential component in improving upland beef and sheep productivity and sustainability, Richard will discuss how he aims to maximise herd fertility through excellent forage management.”

Visitors to the event will also be able to speak to a variety of suppliers and manufacturers, including MSD Animal Health, Bateman, Elanco, JFC, Nettex, Nufarm UK, Betafence, Rumenco and Zoetis.

“Demonstrations will be run throughout the day, such as a bolusing live demo with Animax, and visitors will also have the opportunity to book a time slot in our FECPAK Assessment Clinic for a parasite assessment,” adds Gareth.