Beef Productivity Webinar - Recording Available Online

As an alternative to our usual event schedule for 2020, SRUC Veterinary Services ran a webinar in conjunction with the NBA and our colleagues in SRUC Research and SAC Consulting, focusing on different aspects of beef productivity and efficiency.

The webinar took place on Wednesday 23rd September. Aimed specifically at beef farmers, the range of topics covered by the speakers were intended to be of interest to any type of beef farming system, from finishers to breeders, both commercial and pedigree.  The speakers included Helen Carty (SRUC Veterinary Services), Robert Ramsay (SAC Consulting), Mike Coffey (SRUC Research) and Steven Sandison, a beef farmer from Orkney who had undertaken a study as part of a Nuffield Scholarship and was recommended by the NBA.  All four speakers also took part in a live question and answer session after the talks, also joined by Neil Shand, interim CEO of the NBA. 

The programme for the webinar was as follows:

  • Beef market outlook – Robert Ramsay
  • Going to the bull sales: How to protect the health of your herd and your new purchase – Helen Carty
  • Reducing age at slaughter – Mike Coffey
  • Increasing calf birth rates – Steven Sandison
  • Q&A session

Recordings of all four talks and the Q&A session can now be watched on YouTube.  Following the success of the webinar we are currently looking into organising more, we will email all health scheme members to let them when they are going ahead – if we do not already have a record of your email address and you want to receive these updates please get in touch with us to update your contact details.

Posted by SRUC Veterinary Services on 29/09/2020

Tags: PCHS