Supermarkets, nutrition, Scotmoves and animal health on the agenda at North-east meeting

Places are filling up fast for NFU Scotlands livestock panel night to be held at Lochter.
Places are filling up fast for NFU Scotlands livestock panel night to be held at Lochter.

Places are filling up fast for NFU Scotland’s livestock panel night, to be held at Lochter Activity Centre, Oldmeldrum, next week (Wednesday, November 23, at 7pm).

Entitled ‘Profitable Route Ahead for Scottish Livestock’, it will see speakers from several organisations tackle the following important subjects: animal nutrition (Norvite); the future for Scottish produce and the role of retailers (Aldi); an end to linked holdings, ScotMoves and livestock inspections (Scottish Government) and the challenges facing the health of cattle and sheep (Livestock Health Scotland).

NFU Scotland’s Livestock Committee chairman, Charlie Adam, who will chair the evening, said: “Given how important livestock production is to the North East, this meeting has brought together a fantastic group of speakers.

“Former NFUS President and qualified vet, Nigel Miller, has been tirelessly setting up Livestock Health Scotland and developing research projects to help livestock farmers.

"Norvite’s David McClelland is a leading figure in increasing profitability on livestock farms through analysing performance and improving feed efficiency. Scottish Government’s Jonathan Brown will review the common non-compliances in this year’s inspections and give some simple strategies to avoid failures at inspection. We will also hear from ScotEID on the new ScotMoves system which comes in to place on 1 January 2017 and what Aldi is looking for from its suppliers.

“The wide range of topics up for discussion all contribute to our aim of profitable livestock production. It is planned to be an interactive evening so attendees will be encouraged to asked questions. Places are filling up fast and I would urge all those hoping to attend to register in advance to avoid being disappointed.”