Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC), Northern Ireland Meat Export Association (NIMEA), National Beef Association (NBA) and Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) have joined forces to deliver a series of beef webinars with a focus on sustainable beef farming for the future. The four webinars are specifically tailored for farmers and will focus on solutions that can be employed to further increase the sustainability of the beef industry in Northern Ireland. Speakers will include farmers, industry representatives, researchers and advisers, and the webinars will provide important messages for all involved in the local beef industry.
The cross-cutting themes that the webinars will address include production efficiency, environmental sustainability, resilience and supply chain.
Click here to register your place on the first two webinars.
The second webinar on 17 June, will address the issue of resilience within beef production systems. The key focus of this webinar will discuss how beef farms can become resilient from a financial perspective. Two local farmers will also outline how they have future proofed their businesses by (1) introducing an alternative enterprise to their farm or (2) gaining off-farm employment. Both farmers will share their decision-making process and challenges they encountered whilst adopting their decision.