Chair Anya Westland looks forward to welcoming you to the next BCBC Conference 21-23 January 2019
I repeatedly tell my students that change always brings opportunity and this unprecedented period in UK agriculture is no exception. Political change, population growth, climate change and the rise of consumer issues are among the challenges that provide us, as an industry, with a clear set of opportunities. The 2019 Conference has the title ‘Building the Brand to Promote Our Uniqueness’ with th...
16th October 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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