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Making Meat Efficient

by 5m Editor
25 August 2004, at 12:00am

UK - The future shape of the red meat industry and the challenges facing the red meat chain will be the subject of a special conference to be held in Harrogate in October.

British Pig Executive

The Northern Red Meat Conference 2004 is to be held at The Pavilions, on the Great Yorkshire Showground, on Thursday October 7 with input from farmers, bankers, processors and supermarkets.

Speakers will focus on identifying new opportunities, looking at how new markets can be developed through joint ventures, and how red meat supplies can be secured for the future.

Chris Brown from ASDA and Jonathan Birnie from Dungannon Meat Group are two of the speakers that will be discussing the benefits from building partnerships and information sharing into red meat supply chains.

Henry Lewis from the Meat and Livestock Commission will outline the commercial export opportunities that are available in breeding stock, genetics and finished products.

Conference chairwoman, Liz Falkingham, editor of Farmers Guardian, a major sponsor of the conference, said: “The North of England is a key area for the UK’s livestock industry. This conference aims to openly discuss the real challenges and opportunities facing our red meat businesses in and supply chains“.

Other speakers include leading executives from Harrison & Hetherington, English Beef and Lamb Executive, British Pig Executive, Red Meat Industry Forum, National Farmers Union, National Beef Association, National Sheep Association, Association of Independent Meat Suppliers, HSBC, National Pig Association and leading business economist Séan Rickard.

Sponsors of the event include EBLEX, BPEX, RMIF, HSBC, NFU and the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Northwest Food Alliance, Farmers Guardian and Carrs Billington.

Tickets at 315 each and further details are available from the Yorkshire Agricultural Society on 01423 541000, e.mail: [email protected] or by downloading a conference brochure at:
www.f4c.org.uk/downloads/Meat%206PP.pdf

Issued on behalf of the Northern Red Meat Conference. For further information contact Steve Dunkley, Yorkshire Agricultural Society 0n 01423 541000.

Source: British Pig Executive - 24th August 2004

5m Editor