Dairy Sector to Get Insight into Short and Long-Term Outlook at Agriscot

Industry leading speakers lined up for Scottish Dairy Hub and Kite session on 22 November.

With milk prices under significant pressure, the dairy sector will get an opportunity to discuss the short and long-term outlook at AgriScot, the premier one-day agricultural event being held at Ingliston, Edinburgh on 22 November 2023. 

The Scottish Dairy Hub and Kite Consulting are running their popular question and answer seminar at 1pm when David Keiley, Senior Consultant at Kite will be co-chairing this year’s debate with Tracey Roan, Manager of the Scottish Dairy Hub and Dairy Policy Manager at NFU Scotland. 

This year’s expert panel includes George Burgess, Director of Agriculture & Rural Economy at Scottish Government; Sally Williams, dairy farmer and Vice Chair of the NFUS Milk Committee; Drew Sloan, Senior VP at Semex; journalist and market analyst Chris Walkland and Neil Wilson, SAB Advisory Ltd.

As in previous years, there will be an opportunity for dairy farmers and stakeholders to bring along their probing questions for the panel and listen to the latest market intel.  There is also the opportunity for questions to be submitted in advance by emailing marking the email AgriScot 2023.

Looking forward to the event, Tracey Roan said: “The Scottish Dairy Hub’s key role is to answer the questions of dairy farmers.  Through this event, which grows in popularity each year, we want to give milk producers an opportunity to ask quiz key industry figures that they may not normally have access to. Collaborating again with Kite will ensure a highly informative event for all.

“Aside from the current pressure on prices and margins, there are some big issues on the horizon for dairy farmers in Scotland and this is a fantastic opportunity to understand and discuss these with an expert panel.”  

Notes for editors

  • Media are invited to join the Scottish Dairy Hub and Kite AgriScot seminar on Wednesday 22 November, that will run upstairs in seminar Room 1 (above main entrance), Highland Hall, Ingliston, from 1.00pm – 2.00pm and is free to attend. 
  • After the event, the audience are encouraged to have further discussions with co-chairs David Keiley and Tracey Roan on the Kite exhibition stand in the main hall or at the NFU Scotland stand, Stand 2, also in the main hall. Representatives from NFU Energy, Scottish Land Matching Service, Ford and Isuzu will also be on the NFU Scotland stand.
  • The traditional 11am seminar in the Upper Foyer will see NFU Scotland President Martin Kennedy and Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands Mairi Gougeon debate the big issues for Scottish food and farming. Chaired by AgriScot’ s Robert Neill, the Scottish Agriculture and Communities Bill and future support are certain to be headline topics before the popular Q&A session.
  • Note that both the 11am and 1pm seminars will also be live streamed for anyone unable to attend on the day. More details at: 
  • AgriScot is free to enter, and you can register for your ticket here -


Contact Bob Carruth on 0131 472 4006

Author: Bob Carruth

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News Article No.: 63/23

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Bob Carruth

A dairy farmer’s son, I joined NFU Scotland in 1999 after 13 years as an agricultural journalist. Following spells as a regional manager and policy lead on milk, livestock and animal health and welfare, I became Communications Director in 2008.

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