Event Programme – AgriScot 2018

TimeEventLocation
9.00amDoors Open – Free coffee for early visitors in the Strathmore Restaurant, Lowland Hall and in the Upland Hall Café.
9.00amHeifer Rearing – The presentation will focus on the fundamentals of calf nutrition to optimise lifetime performance of dairy cows.Upper Foyer
Room 2
9.15amSilage Competition Results – Sponsored by Watson SeedsShow Ring
9.45amDairy Competition – The breed competition starts in the judging ring.Show Ring
10.00amOpportunities for Integrating Forestry with Agriculture – Delivered by the Forestry Commission in conjunction with Scottish Woodlands, this seminar aims to highlight the potential opportunities for business diversification and for increasing future business resilience.Upper Foyer
Room 2
10.00amFraud Prevention Seminar – The Royal Bank of Scotland Keep your business safe from scams. In this session you’ll learn about the latest scams and what to look out for so you can prevent attacks on your business.Upland Hall
10.45amHeifer Championships – SuperHeifer AnnouncedShow Ring
11.00amNFUS Seminar – NFU Scotland’s President Andrew McCornick and Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity Fergus Ewing will use the annual seminar to drive discussion on the current priorities for Scottish farming.Upper Foyer
Room 1
11.30amBeef Demonstration – Will demonstrate how a butcher selects prime cattle and how finishers can meet these requirements. Supported by QMS and lead by Gavin Hill (SAC Consulting) assisted by a team of students form SRUC’s Oatridge campus. The demo will feature 4 live cattle of different weights and finished conformation.Show Ring
11.30amMoredun Livestock Health Seminar – Focusing on:
– Johne’s disease: Update on disease prevention and control: Karen Stevenson, lead scientist, Moredun and George Caldow, Head of SAC Consulting Veterinary Services
– Cryptosporidiosis in neonatal calves: Lee Innes, lead scientist Moredun Research Institute
– Fighting Fluke: Philip Skuce, lead scientist Moredun Research Institute
Upland Hall
11.50amBusiness Skills Competition Results Announced; Sponsored by Dairymaster.Upper Foyer
Room 1
12.00pmAgriScot Scottish Farm of the Year PresentationsShow Ring
Scottish Dairy Farm of the Year – Sponsored by CowAlert by IceRobotics
Scotch Beef Farm of the Year – Sponsored by Thorntons and Supported by QMS.
Scottish Arable Farm of the Year – Sponsored by SoilEssentials and Supported by AHDB.
Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year – Sponsored by Thorntons and Supported by QMS.
12.15pmDairy Markets – Analysis by Kite Consulting’s Chris Walkland and David KeileyUpper Foyer
Room 2
12.30pmRSABI Annual General MeetingUpper Foyer
12.50pmBusiness Skills Award Presentation
Cheque Presentation & Photographs. Sponsored by Dairymaster.
Show Ring
1.00pmDairy Competition – Judging of the country’s top dairy cattle continues.Show Ring
1.00pmFraud Prevention Seminar – The Royal Bank of Scotland: Keep your business safe from scams.Upland Hall
1.00pm Scottish Dairy Hub – A panel discussion chaired by RHASS Chief Executive Alan Laidlaw and speakers:
Tom Hind (Chief Strategy Officer at AHDB)
Rory Christie (Dairy Farmer)
Roddy Maclean (RBS Director of Agriculture)
Ian Potter (Industry Commentator)
Upper Foyer
Room 1
2.15pmContract and Share Farming – This topic will be of particular interest to those farmers who are looking to take a step back from hands-on farming and those who are looking for ways to expand their business. It will also be of interest to new entrants. Presented by Clive Phillips, Brodies LLPUpper Foyer
Room 2
2.20pmBest Stall Award Presentation – Sponsored by Cowslips.Show Ring
2.30pmAnimal Health Workshop – Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Ltd
– Drying Off – A crucial part of the dairy cow lactation cycle
– Calf pneumonia – can we save more calves and money?
Upland Hall
2.45pmDairy Classes Prize Presentations – SuperCow announced.Show Ring
5.30pmDoors Close

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