Thursday 8th June 2017
Scotlands Beef Event

Seminar Panel

Rob Livesey
Chairman
Rob is married with two sons. He farms Firth Farm near Lilliesleaf in the Scottish Borders with 1,100 mule ewes, 80 salers cows and 125 acres of cereals. Rob has been Vice President of NFUS until recently.
Anna Playfair-Hannay
Anna Playfair-Hannay works for Marks and Spencer as Agriculture Manager responsible for Red Meat and Dairy and has been in her role for five years. Raised on her family farm in the Scottish Borders, she went on to Study a BSC in Agri-Business Management at Newcastle University. She undertook a graduate scheme with MDS completing a PGC in Food & Fresh Produce Management before taking up her position at M&S. Anna sits on the board of trustees for the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth as Next Generation Trustee and facilitator.
Adam Woods
Adam Woods is the beef and suckler editor at the Irish Farmers Journal, Ireland's largest farming publication. He previously held positions in Teagasc including beef specialist and BETTER farm programme manager and most recently, principal research officer at Teagasc, Grange, Co Meath where he co-ordinated both demonstration herds in Derrypatrick, Grange and Newford, Athenry. Adam graduated from UCD with a B.Agr.Sc in 2004 and he then completed a M.agr.Sc at UCD in animal physiology graduating in 2006. Adam comes from a beef and sheep farm in Co Caven.
Robert Fleming
Robert Fleming farms in partnership with his parents near Glenluce in South-West Scotland. The farming enterprise comprises 240Ha's of grassland on the coast, stocked with AA and AAx suckler cows and Roussin sheep managed in a paddock grazing system, with the focus on home grown forage. Robert sits on the Scottish Cattle Industry Group (SCIG) for QMS, is the host farmer for Agrii's Forage iFarm and is a 2015 Nuffield Scholar.
John Hamilton
John Hamilton runs 450 suckler cows and 2500 breeding ewes with all progeny finished on home grown diets. The enterprise is managed across three units in the Lammermuir hills, ranging from relatively lowland to moorland. John is past Chairman of SOPA and the Blackfaced Sheep Breeders Association.