Farmers invited to have their say at Livestock Event forum

Organisers of this year’s Livestock Event are opening up the floor for farmers to have their say on the sector’s biggest talking points.

Livestock Learning, a “knowledge sharing forum” for dairy, beef and sheep producers to discuss the issues affecting the livestock sector, will debut at this year’s show, which is scheduled to run 6-7 July at the NEC in Birmingham.

It will include panel debates and presentations from leading industry specialists, former Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers Gold Cup winners, and the 2015 Farmers Weekly Awards Dairy and Beef Farmers of the Year.

They will look at aspects of herd health, including mobility scoring, early lameness treatment, and digital dermatitis.

There will also be a debate on the BVD Free England campaign.

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“We are thrilled to develop a brand new feature for 2016,” says Matt Knight, Livestock Event director.

“Livestock Learning will be offering essential knowledge towards effective decision making for all producers seeking a sustainable business,” he adds.

Farmers are also encouraging to suggest additional topics of discussion, which they can submit to organisers via Twitter by tweeting @LivestockEvent and adding #livestocklearning, or emailing the Livestock Event team at

For more on this year’s Livestock Event and to register for free entry, visit