< BCBC Welcomes Amy Hughes as Chair for 2022/2023
Amy Hughes, BCBC Chair for 2022/2023

British Agriculture has never been more exciting or full of prospects as it is now. An industry, filled with passionate and determined people that are constantly pushing the boundaries in order to progress and thrive. The British Cattle Breeders Club provides a forum for science, technology and commercial cattle breeding to come together to transfer theory into practice. I am unbelievably proud to have been elected Chair of this fantastic club, and look forward to ‘Challenging Traditions’ and advancing the industry, through our annual conference in January. 

Over the last 2 years we, like the rest of the industry, have faced many unknowns and had to adapt to a new way of life. We have held 2 extremely successful virtual conferences, with a wealth of fantastic speakers and a record breaking number of farmers, scientists and industry professionals in attendance. However, I am sure we can all agree that opportunities to network and socialise have been greatly missed, and so we look forward to welcoming you, face to face, to the 75th annual conference in January 2023. The British Cattle Breeders conference is renowned for being an excellent networking opportunity, with faces new and old, being welcomed with open arms and buckets of enthusiasm. If you are involved in breeding cattle, pedigree or commercial, this is the place for you.

Our committee of amazing volunteers from all walks of the industry, are dedicated to providing members with access to the best speakers, who focus on sustainable cattle breeding leading to profitable farming businesses. From conception to end product.

In an era of British Farming that is challenging us all, the way we breed our cattle and the genetics we choose could not be more important. I look forward to delivering a conference that will challenge our thinking, our practices and our traditions in cattle breeding.

Amy Hughes


More about Amy...

Amy is a beef and sheep farmer’s daughter from North Yorkshire. Having qualified as a veterinary nurse, she has spent most of her career in cattle breeding working as a Reproductive Management Systems technician for Genus ABS before moving onto Embryo Transfer and IVF work at a vet practice in Gloucestershire.  Amy currently works for AHDB Beef & Lamb as a Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager.  Amy has a great passion for transferring the latest research and advancements in cattle fertility and breeding into practical changes on farm.  She has a strong knowledge of beef, sheep and dairy systems and is currently studying for an MSc at Harper Adams in Agricultural Science and Production Systems.  Amy is married to Sean, a farm vet based in Shropshire and has 2 young children.