Scottish Beef Event 6th June - Dalswinton Estate, Dumfries, DG2 0XZ - Event Schedule

    18th May 2023

    9:00 Event opens to the public


    10:15-10:30 Opening Ceremony

    Fergus Ewing MSP - Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy from 2016 to 2021

    Brian Richardson - Head of Agriculture Virgin Money

    Paul Ross - Scottish Beef Association Chair


    10:45-11:45 Agricultural Support Beyond 2023

    Chair for Session One - Michael Walker - Drumbuie Farms, Dumfrisshire

    Steven Thomson - Scotland's Rural College - Predictions for Future Policy

    Brian Richardson - Head of Agriculture Virgin Money - Financial Support

    Professor John Gilliland - Director of Agriculture & Sustainability


    12:00-13:00 Sustainable Farming in Theory

    Chair for Session Two - Robert Gilchrist - CEO Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society

    Ian Hamilton - Director Vytelle - Breeding for Sustainability

    Dr Tom McNeilly - Moredun Head of Science - Cattle Health Planning - Reducing Emissions - Reducing Cost

    Emma Kerr - Scottish Woodlands - Treed and Peat - Their role in Carbon Sequestration


    14:00-15:00 Sustainable Farming in Practice

    Chair for Session Three - Paul Ross - Chair Scottish Beef Association

    Steven Sandison - Orkney Realistic KPI's in suckler cows

    Jamie Leslie - Shetland - Cost reduction and improving profits

    Matt Griffin - Peebles - The effect of regenerative practices

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