AHDB Beef & Lamb to exhibit latest research
Published:  26 June, 2015

The AHDB Beef & Lamb research and development team are to host an event designed to showcase the work performed by the levy board. 

The event, called ‘Translating the latest research into practice’, will take place on 15 September. Its purpose is to serve as a platform that will allow the research and development board to showcase the vast range of research projects that they undertake. This can range from working in a laboratory to working on a farm.

Kim Matthews, head of research and development at AHDB Beef & Lamb, said: “A lot of the research projects we are involved in shape the way in which the industry develops, so it is a great chance to not just look at what has been achieved but what comes next.”

A series of guest speakers will be in attendance to discuss how project results can impact the industry. Speakers will include Mike Coffey from the Scottish Agriculture College (SRUC), who will talk about a project to develop estimated breeding values (EBVs) from data collected from beef carcases.

Nottingham University’s Viv Perry will provide an update on a project that is studying the nutritional impact on replacement heifer productivity. Karen Wheeler, from ADAS, is to present findings from a project looking into replacements to soya for feeding pregnant ewes.

Matthews explained that the showcase will target vets, farm suppliers, consultants and all those in the industry who offer advice to beef and sheep farmers: “Advisors who come to the event will be better placed to deliver best practice advice on health, breeding and nutrition to our producers.”