Supermarkets, Nutrition, ScotMoves and Animal Health on the Agenda at North East Meeting

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

Notes to Editors

  • The NFU Scotland panel event ‘Profitable Route Ahead for Scottish Livestock’ will take place on Wednesday 23 November, 2016 at 7pm in Lochter Activity Centre, Oldmeldrum, AB51 0DZ.  Registration is necessary, and members are asked to call 0131 472 4000 to reserve a place.
  • As part of the agenda;  Nigel Miller will be providing an update on the projects undertaken by Livestock Health Scotland; Norvite will be giving members an insight into the latest techniques which are driving feed efficiency; Jonathan Brown from Scottish Government will give advice to farmers looking to ensure plain sailing at inspections; a member of the ScotEID team will talk through the change away from Linked Holdings to ScotMoves and Marion McCormack, Procurement Manager with Aldi, will be sharing her vision for the future and giving members some insight into what Aldi look for in their buying behaviours. Finally, Vice President Rob Livesey will update members on current NFUS lobbying work.


Contact Bob Carruth on 0131 472 4006

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News Article No.: 252/16

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