Following two years of covid restrictions which led to 2021’s online format, the Sheep Breeders Round Table (SBRT) are delighted to be back delivering their popular in-person conference this November, and you’re invited!
This year’s theme will be ‘UK sheep genetics delivering for the nation’ and the event takes place from Friday 11 - Sunday 13 November 2022 at the Radisson Blu Hotel at East Midlands Airport.
SBRT is an industry initiative, with collaboration from all levy boards AHDB Beef & Lamb, Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and AgriSearch combined with support from the National Sheep Association (NSA).
The conference is a platform for showcasing how we can become more resilient and be amongst the best sheep producers in the world. If you have an interest in sheep production, this event attracts a large audience of progressive farmers and breeders, combined with academic researchers and specialist vets sharing their thoughts and ideas.
Plans for the weekend are in full swing and a range of speakers from the UK and overseas will join the conference throughout the weekend. They will share their experience from current research projects, breeding programmes and farming practice to bring the topics to life.
Key speakers and topics include:
The SBRT conference will benefit this year from sponsorship provided by CIEL, the Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock, to enable the Friday afternoon session.
Phil Bicknell, Head of Business Development at CIEL says: “Ideas and innovation happen best when people come together and CIEL is pleased to support SBRT's conference after the event’s enforced break. Genetics is fundamental and we know that improved genetics deliver, whether that's around enhancing product quality, growing productivity or meeting net zero ambitions. We also know it can be a long-term investment – action now helps underpin continual improvement in the years and decades ahead.”
The full programme will soon be confirmed alongside the opening of online registrations and tickets in June. In the meantime, more information can be found on the AHDB website https://ahdb.org.uk/sheep-breeders-round-table-conference
View full programme here - https://www.qmscotland.co.uk/sites/default/files/sbrt_2022_programme_final_30_sept_2022_pdf.pdf