The British Cattle Breeders Club are looking forward to a beef farm visit, by kind permission of Mike Powley near York on Thursday 14th November 2019. Oak House Farm is the base for the family partnership that covers 130ha, with a 90 head suckler herd based round South Devon x Limousin home bred cows. You can book your place to attend here
2020 – Focusing on succession to build a sustainable future
2020 - Focusing on succession to build a sustainable future is the theme chosen by Laurence Loxam the Chairman for the next British Cattle Breeders Club Conference which will be held at the Telford Hotel & Golf Resort, Shropshire from 20-22 January 2020.
Our aim for the 2020 conference is to embrace the ‘sea change’ our industry is facing, and in this we are not alone. Climate change affects us all, but through succession, sustainability and leadership we can all play our part as we enter a new decade.
We should all take time to reflect on the last ten years and to also start planning the next five and beyond. Back in 2010 we did not know that we would be about to embark on a new journey, outside of the EU, and so with Brexit here we have the opportunity to focus positive attention on breeding beef and dairy cattle that will suit our systems, meet consumer demands and fulfil market requirements.
The conference speakers confirmed include Roddy McLean, Jude Capper, Martin Thatcher, Neil Eastham, Roel Veerkamp, Tim Byrne, Michelle Judge, Bart Lardner, Werner Brand and farmers Mike Powley, Ben Harman, Neale Sadler and Patrick Morris-Eyton. The full programme will be available shortly.