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British Cattle Breeders Conference
Starting in: 22 Days 13 Hours
18 January - 20 January 2016
09:00AM - 03:30PM

Telford Hotel and Golf Resort
Great Hay Drive, Sutton Heights,
Telford, Shropshire TF7 4DT

The British Cattle Breeders Club provides a forum for exchange between scientists and breeders of beef and dairy cattle.

At the annual British Cattle Conference papers are presented by leading scientists, breeders, industry specialists and veterinarians. The conference is a truly international occasion, providing a unique opportunity to meet other breeders and scientists in a warm and friendly environment.

MONDAY 18th JANUARY
 15.30 Beef Workshop – Chairman:  Dr Maurice Bichard
 AHDB Beef and Lamb Review of Genetic Improvement in the UK Beef Industry
 18.00 Wine reception sponsored by ABA Viking
 19.00 onwards. Dinner in the restaurant
 21.15 Quiz Night with Quiz Master Mark Roberts, in the
 Lounge Bar, with champagne for the winners
 sponsored by Shepherd Publishing

TUESDAY 19th JANUARY
 09.10 Club Chairman Roger Trewhella opens the conference
 SESSION 1 Chairman: Mr Mike Powley
 BREEDING BEEF PROFITABLY
 09.15 Mr David Alvis, Managing Director, Yorkshire Dairy Goats
 How to make cattle breeding a profitable business?
 09.45 Mr Stuart Roberts, Farmer, Hammonds End Farm, Herts
 What the future of beef breeding may look like?

SESSION 2 Chairman: Dr Kirsty Moore
 GENOMICS IN BEEF
 10.45 Dr Donagh Berry, Geneticist, Animal & Bioscience Research Dept, Teagasc, Ireland
 Beefing up Beef Breeding in Ireland using DNA Technology
 12.05 Beef PhD Student, sponsored by AHDB Beef & Lamb
 12.25 Lunch

SESSION 3 Chairman: Mr Charlie Askew
 IMPROVING TERMINAL & MATERNAL TRAITS
 13.45 Mr Kim Matthews, Head of Research & Development, AHDB
 Improving Carcase & Eating Quality through Breeding & Management
 13.45 – 14.45 Parallel Session for Dairy Delegates – Workshop
 Inbreeding – Meeting the Challenge Head On
 14.15 Mr Billy O’Kane, Farmer, Crebilly Farm, Northern Ireland
 Driving Beef Profitability Using Maternal Composite Genetics

SESSION 4 Chairman: Mr Iain Kerr
 BREEDING FOR TB RESISTANCE
 15.15 Mr Marco Winters, Head of Genetics, AHDB Dairy
 Breeding dairy cows for TB resistance
 15.30 Mr Rex Ward, Farmer, Flanders Gate, Cornwall
 Producing dairy and beef in an environment with TB
 16.00 General Discussion with TB panel speakers
 16.45 Chairman closes paper sessions on beef day
 17.00 AGM in Coalbrookdale Room

EVENING EVENTS
 19.00 Thatchers Cider Reception in Celebration of Brian Pocock and those who have supported the Club’s objectives
 19.30 Club Dinner in the Great Hay Suite with beef kindly donated by Waitrose and Dovecote Park Ltd.
 21.00 Speaker Professor John Wibberley, PhD, NSch, FRAgS
‘Leaning on a gate contemplating cattle’

WEDNESDAY 20th JANUARY
 DAIRY DAY
 09.10 Chairman Mr Roger Trewhella opens the Dairy Day

SESSION 5 Chairman: Mr Laurence Loxam
 MAKE YOUR OWN FUTURE?
 09.15 Mr Gwyn Jones, Chairman of AHDB Dairy
 Making a Future in Dairy Farming

SESSION 6 Chairman: Mr Richard Park
 GENETICS, GENOMICS, COMMUNICATIONS – A FAST MOVING WORLD
 11.00 Mr David Black BVM&S DBR MRCVS, Paragon Veterinary Group
 Advanced breeding technology advances for cattle farmers
 11.30 Mr Stuart Rogers, Dairy Farmer, Longmoor Farm, Dorset
 Combining Genomics with Social Media to provide a Marketing Choice
 12.00 Dairy PhD Student, sponsored by AHDB Dairy

SESSION 7 Chairman: Mrs Anya Westland
 PLANNING FOR SUCCESS
 13.45 Mr Ian Tremain, Head of Agriculture, Bridgwater College
 Preparing the next generation of farmers and dairy herd staff
 14.05 Dr Sophie Eaglen, Global Business Development Manager Genetics/Genomics, CRV Innovation, Netherlands
 A European view on the future dairy farmer: will there still be room for emotion?
 14.25 Mr Philip Metcalfe, Partner, Metcalfe Farms, North Yorkshire
 Keeping on track and staying there
 14.45 General Discussion with panel speakers
 15.15 Chairman closes the conference

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