A pocket book of key facts about the strength and vitality of the beef and sheep industry has been produced to highlight the huge benefits the sector brings to the country.
Proud of Beef and Lamb includes ten key facts, from export levels to water use and the number of people employed in beef and sheep meat production, to act as a handy reminder for producers and stakeholders about some of the achievements that make the sector great.
RABI's Cornwall County Farmers Ball
Tickets have gone on sale for the Cornwall County Farmers Ball, run by the RABI and held at the Pavilion centre at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, on October 20.
The black tie event will include dancing and an auction of promises, as well as a three-course meal. More details are available from Chris Riddle on 01208 815562.
Climate-change expert at Layers' AGM
Jonathan Scurlock, the NFU's chief adviser on renewable energy and climate change, will be the guest speaker at the West Country Layers' Association AGM on October 9, discussing current issues about renewable energy. The AGM takes place at Padbrook Park, Cullompton, at 6pm.
The association has a busy schedule this autumn, with a course on pullet-rearing on September 12, a foundation course on poultry health and welfare on October 3, and an advanced health and welfare course on November 7. More details on 07966 558386.
Mobile feed dispenser runs off solar power
Connacht Agri Ltd has launched a solar mobile feed-dispenser unit suitable for a wide range of farming systems and cattle breeds.
The Feedsman can be easily calibrated and delivers the correct amount of feed to a given group of animals. It is fully transportable, either trailed or by three-point linkage, and is powered by solar energy. Prices start at £3,900 plus VAT and includes a full two-year parts warranty.
Entries for Best Commercial Farmer
Last call for the WMN Cornwall Farm Business Awards 2013, Best Commercial Farmer, sponsored by Hodgsons Accountants.
If you would like to nominate a friend or neighbour, or even yourself, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 01926 620135 for a nomination form.
Meat Trade News Daily Supporting British Pig Farmers
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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