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Building the Brand to Promote our Uniqueness is the theme chosen by new BCBC Chair Anya Westland
‘Building the Brand to Promote Our Uniqueness’ is the theme for the next BCBC Conference, which will take place on 21st-23rd January 2019 at the Telford Hotel and Golf resort in Telford, Shropshire. The conference will focus on ensuring the resilience of the British beef and dairy industries in a changing market environment through effective branding and promotion of its products as unique and va...
12th July 2018
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Added Value From Beef Genetics Clear-Cut
Speaking at the 70th British Cattle Breeders Conference in Telford on Tuesday 23rd January, the British Limousin Cattle Society’s (BLCS) Technical Manager Alison Glasgow demonstrated how the breed is delivering opportunities for UK producers to trap additional income from the genetics of their cattle. Her presentation ‘Adding Value to the Supply Chain’ clearly set out how the exploitation of adde...
9th February 2018
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Viking Genetics Head of Breeding, Lars Nielsen & Yorkshire dairy farmer, Roger Hildreth on Health, Welfare, Production & Profitability
The third day of the British Cattle Breeders Club’s annual British Cattle Conference for 2018 saw a Scandinavian cattle breeding company representative claim that maximum production could go hand-in-hand with high health and welfare, while a Yorkshire-based dairy farmer described how he achieved top profitability figures.  Lars Nielsen, of Viking Genetics artificial insemination company, said a j...
2nd February 2018
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Dr Matthew Cleveland, Genus ABS and Andrew Ward MBE, Forage Aid Founder, informed and inspired delegates at the 70th Anniversary Conference
The second day of the British Cattle Breeders Club’s annual British Cattle Conference for 2018 saw Dr Matthew Cleveland fly in from the USA, to give a presentation on maximising profits through improved beef genetics, while grower, Andrew Ward, urged farmers to get involved in public relations.  The Conference also saw the launch of new indexes for dairy cattle, with the 22-24 January event at Tel...
26th January 2018
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Breeding Strategies Post 2020
World leaders in the field of cattle genetics gave an overview of the latest technological developments on the first day of the British Cattle Breeders Club’s annual British Cattle Breeders Conference this year. The 22-24 January event at Telford in Shropshire marks the BCBC’s 70th anniversary and carries the theme of ‘Farming and Genetics – Let’s Inspire the Next Generation.’ AHDB’s head of anim...
25th January 2018
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Sara Pedersen will present details on current foot trimming practices and future research areas to target
The dairy Phd presentation, supported by AHDB Dairy, at January's conference will be presented by Sara Pedersen MRCVS on Routine Cattle Foot Trimming: Current Practices and Future Research Areas Routine foot trimming is an integral part of lameness management on many farms, yet there remains little evidence base behind how and when we trim cows’ feet. This paper presents the results of a farmer c...
29th December 2017
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Hannah Shaw will present details on 'The control of cryptosporidiosis in calves' at January's conference
The PhD presentation on Tuesday 23rd January, supported by AHDB Beef and Lamb, will be presented by Hannah Shaw on Cryptosporidiosis in calves; effect on calf growth and use of disinfectants. Cryptosporidiosis, caused by the parasite C. parvum, is a common disease of pre-weaned calves. The potential long-term production effects of this parasite are currently unknown and this work aimed to address...
15th December 2017
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British Farming Awards Winner – Matthew Jackson, Speaker at January's Conference
Inspirational young dairy farmer Matthew Jackson, from North Wales, certainly fits within the conference theme of 'Farming & Genetics, let's inspire the next generation'.  He was recently announced Winner of the New Entrant Award - Against All Odds, at the British Farming Awards and will be speaking at the British Cattle Breeders Conference in Telford on 22-24 January. Matthew will present to th...
27th October 2017
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BCBC will be attending UK Dairy Day
The British Cattle Breeders Club will be attending UK Dairy Day on Wednesday 13th September with a stand in the Sharing Knowledge Zone.  Come along for a chat and find out more about the British Cattle Breeders Club and our Annual Conference and pick up your copy of the 2018 conference programme. Keynote speakers attending January's conference over the 21/2 days will include, Prof. John Dupre, Da...
11th September 2017
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British Cattle Breeders Conference 2018 Sponsorship Packages
This year’s Chairman, Andy Dodd, is keen to continue and celebrate the successes of recent conferences which have seen some of the highest attendances within the club’s history.  The club will reach an important milestone in celebrating its 70th anniversary since its first meeting in Cambridge in 1948.  The club wishes to celebrate this special occasion during the 2018 conference and hope that you...
28th August 2017
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