Livestock Event to host question session on EU vote result

Farmers will be able quiz industry leaders on the impact of the EU vote at next month’s Livestock Event as part of one of two forum sessions.

Following EU referendum vote on 23 June, the second day of the Livestock Event (7 July) will give farmers the opportunity to question NFU president Meurig Raymond and Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers’ (RABDF) president Lord Curry of Kirkharle, on the implications of the outcome.

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The panel will also consist of UK Trade and Investment agri-tech specialist, Clive Blacker and RABDF vice-chairman, farmer and cheese producer, Peter Alvis.

On day one (6 July) there will be a panel featuring RABDF chairman and farmer, Mike King; NFU deputy president, Minette Batters; Ian Potter Associates’ Ian Potter and Tenant Farmers Association chief executive, George Dunn, will be debating UK agriculture.
Both sessions have been organised by Barclays and will be chaired by its national agricultural strategy director, Oliver McEntyre.
Mr McEntyre said: “We look forward to welcoming farmers to our stand and hearing their views on the issues affecting agriculture.”

The Livestock Event will be held at the NEC on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 July.