The British Cattle Breeders Club Conference will be held virtually in 2021 due to uncertainty caused by Covid-19.
BCBC says its one-day E-Conference, is due to take place on Tuesday 26th January and will open it up to a greater national and international audience.
The conference provides a forum for knowledge exchange between dairy and beef farmers, scientists and industry in a relaxed and friendly way. Its theme for 2021 will be ‘Our breeding goals – learn from the past to focus on the future’. It will explore the continuation of genetic improvements and its potential to have the biggest impact on livestock production.
All livestock breeders need a breeding plan or goal going forward to see their businesses thrive, especially as UK trade deals open up, BCBC says. Beef and dairy farmers will need to ensure the continuation of high standards whilst being able to compete with these opening markets.
BCBC Conference chairman Clive Brown says: “I am excited about being the first BCBC chairman to preside over a virtual conference; after the initial disappointment arising from having to forego a physical conference for 2021, it was replaced with the realisation that a virtual conference provides a huge opportunity to access speakers and a wider audience from around the world, allowing us to inspire even more cattle breeders.
“Covid-19 has shown us how interlinked our lives are, the challenges and opportunities we face in the UK are those that our international farming family also face; being able to hear each other’s stories, learn from scientists and industry from around the world is a fantastic opportunity for us all to learn from each other and ensure we have a place in the global livestock market.”
The full programme and registration details will be available in early autumn. To register your interest in the E-Conference contact BCBC secretary, Heidi Bradbury: [email protected] or visit the www.cattlebreeders.org.uk website and sign up to the newsletter to keep up to date with BCBC news.