Beef & Lamb Webinars

May
11
Tue
CHAP: Sustainable farming in Bedfordshire (online)
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Although farming accounts for just 9% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, roughly 70% of the UK’s land area is farmed, which means that as well as producing food sustainably, farmers have a crucial role to play in using the UK’s countryside to help store carbon and safeguard biodiversity. In 2019 the UK agricultural sector committed to reaching net zero by 2040 and farmers in Bedfordshire are working hard to fulfil this commitment. Hear from local farmers Andrew, Freya, Nigel and Kevin about what they’re doing as part of this challenge and what you might be able to do to support them.

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May
13
Thu
NMR: Herd Companion- new look KPIs
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In this webinar NMR’s Cath Smith will walk you through the KPIs, now with a fresher look and feel.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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May
20
Thu
AHDB: RamCompare five year results
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

As the second phase of RamCompare comes to a close, we reflect on the culmination of data collection and research over the past five years to identify what we can learn from the results. Twelve farms across Great Britain and Northern Ireland and a number of industry partners have helped to make this one of the sheep industry’s most successful research and knowledge exchange projects.

This webinar will discuss findings from the RamCompare project results:

  • Breeding values can be successfully generated from abattoir data
  • Breeding values currently generated in Terminal Sire breeding flocks are valuable indicators of commercial performance for lambs being finished for slaughter
  • The value of CT scanning as an important tool to enhance predictions of carcase weight, yield and shape
  • There are important genetic differences between sires in both the physical and economic performance of their offspring, including differences that directly influence the consumer in terms of the distribution of meat within the carcase and meat tenderness

RamCompare is the national progeny test for terminal sire breeds, funded by the levy boards AHDB, HCC, QMS; supported by Agrisearch in Northern Ireland and working with partners across the food chain.

To find out more about the project results and also how you can be involved in the next phase, sign up to this free webinar today. You can still register even if you can’t make the date and time, and you will receive a recording after the event.

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May
24
Mon
Agri-Tech Explore: Improving Farm Safety With Innovative Agri-Tech
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Remote sensing and monitoring, communications technology and automation are being deployed to help make agriculture a safer industry. Hear about some of the latest tools to help improve the safety track record around managing livestock and arable, as well as in controlled environment conditions. We’ll be highlighting some of the latest new products, tools and services, as well as hearing from farmers what they’d like to see to make their working lives even safer.

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May
25
Tue
AHDB: Latest research on ewe longevity and Challenge Sheep data
May 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Promoting lamb survival and ewe longevity has been a key focus for AHDB’s Challenge Sheep project, which also looks at the ewe’s lifetime performance and best practice for managing replacement ewes. On this webinar we will be joined by AHDB’s Animal Health & Welfare scientist Dr Amey Brassington and guest Kate Flay to run through the latest research on ewe longevity and offer practical advice on the following;

  • Ways to assess your flock efficiency
  • The most common causes of why ewes leave the flock early
  • Making informed culling decisions
  • How to assess ewe performance

To find out more about the latest research, sign up to this free webinar today. You can still register even if you can’t make the date and time, and you will receive a recording after the event.

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Jun
8
Tue
Dr Temple Grandin: Basic Animal Behavior Webinar
Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dr Temple Grandin

Animal welfare plays a crucial role in agricultural practices like animal husbandry and dairy farming. For those in the animal welfare profession, this talk will give practical methods for improving farm and ranch animal welfare.  This information is for students, managers, and veterinarians. The effective approach details practical auditing, regulatory, and assessment programs that will improve the welfare and treatment of livestock, poultry, and farmed fish. Temple will also discuss the importance of humane treatment for all animals. This information is invaluable for those that manage a ranch, farm, or dairy.

Temple Grandin is Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Dr. Grandin’s work includes design of animal handling systems, research on livestock behavior, and auditing animal welfare. Throughout her career, Dr. Grandin has worked to combine scientific research results with practical application in the field. In North America, half the cattle are handled in equipment she designed for meat plants. She has received awards for her work on animal welfare from both the livestock industry and animal welfare NGOs. She has awards from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, The American Meat Institute, American Society for Animal Science and the Humane Society of the U.S.

By attending, participants can:

  • Discuss the importance of humane treatment for all animals
  • List practical methods for improving farm and ranch animal welfare
  • Review practical auditing, regulatory, and assessment programs

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Sep
23
Thu
Advances in Breeding for Agriculture – New Tools for New Solutions
Sep 23 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Improvements in crops, livestock and insects are possible thanks to advanced tools of breeding, using molecular and genetic techniques. Here we will have an update on where advanced breeding is helping harness new and ancient traits as well as exploring the regulatory landscape for their management and application.

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Agri-TechE: Advances in Breeding for Agriculture – New Tools for New Solutions
Sep 23 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Improvements in crops, livestock and insects are possible thanks to advanced tools of breeding, using molecular and genetic techniques. Here we will have an update on where advanced breeding is helping harness new and ancient traits as well as exploring the regulatory landscape for their management and application.

This event is £30 for members of Agri-TechE, and £50 for non-members.

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