Beef Production Profitibility Conference

Industry representatives have come together to arrange a conference ‘Healthy Cattle, Healthy Profits’ looking at ways to improve profitability. The last three years have seen an increase in fallen stock numbers in Northern Ireland, with over 60,000 cattle expected to die on farms this year.  This represents a loss of £40-50 million/year to the beef industry.

The conference organised by the Ulster Farmers’ Union, CAFRE, AFBI, LMCNI, and NBA will have a number of speakers from across the industry. Speakers will look at what post mortem results are showing and how health planning can reduce those losses. There will be representatives discussing farm building designs to actively improve animal health. Delegates will also hear from specialist farmers from across the UK on the unique systems and processes in place on their own farms. Finally, Conall Donnelly of NIMEA will look at the current thinking on the implications of Brexit for Northern Ireland beef industry. This will be a beneficial conference for anyone involved in the beef industry.

Interest in this event is anticipated to be very high so if you want to be guaranteed a place then you need to book early. Conference cost is £20 per person including lunch and booking is via the UFU website:

If you have difficulty booking online, please contact Angela Scott at UFU HQ on 028 9037 0222. Note: Places cannot be reserved and payment in full is required at the time of booking by credit or debit card.

The organising committee Paul McHenry CAFRE, Daryl McLaughlin UFU, Seamus McMenamin LMC, Norman Weatherup CAFRE, Heather Stewart UFU, Lynda Kelly LMC, Stephen Heenan NBA, Chris Armour AFBI and Francis Lively AFBI.