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Popular Dairy Seminar Returns to This Year’s AgriScot

Mairi Gougeon MSP is amongst the panel of industry experts set to present at this year’s Scottish Dairy Hub seminar at AgriScot    

For the third year running, the Scottish Dairy Hub and Kite Consultancy are running their seminar and popular question and answer events at Agriscot, held at Ingliston, on Wednesday 20 November.   

The event will run upstairs above the main entrance in the Highland Hall at Seminar Room 1 at AgriScot from 1pm till 2pm and is free to attend. After the event the audience will be encouraged to stay behind until 2.30pm to have one to one discussions with the panel.

The panel includes Mairi Gougeon MSP, Minister for Rural Affairs and Natural Environment; Paul Flanagan, Strategy Director for Dairy at AHDB; Brendan Muldowney, ex banker and now progressive dairy farmer based in Dumfries; Chris Walkland, independent dairy market analyst and journalist; and David Keiley, Kite Consulting’s Scottish based senior consultant.

The panellist will present on a range of different issues including an overview of the present market situation, prospects for the next few months and immediate practical challenges facing Scottish dairy farmers. They will also assess what might lie ahead for dairy farming in Scotland over the medium term, from an economic and technical perspective.

Stuart Martin, Scottish Dairy Hub and NFU Scotland Milk Policy Manager, explains why it was important to feature such a high-profile panel: “The Hub’s main role is to answer the questions of dairy farmers and we wanted to give them an opportunity to ask questions directly to industry figures they may hear about, but don’t have a direct line for.  

“Working with Kite this year will also give us a great opportunity for a greater amount of knowledge exchange from previous events which will ensure a very informative event for farmers.”

David Keiley, Kite Consultancy senior consultant, said: “There are some very important issues on the horizon for dairy farmers in Scotland and partnering up with the Scottish Dairy Hub gives us a great opportunity to get some key messages across and listen to feedback from the farmers themselves.”

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Contact Douglas Ross on 0131 472 4059

Author: Douglas Ross

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News Article No.: 156/19


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