Cattle Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Come Along To The National Ayrshire Show At The 2016 Livestock Event - Entry Tickets Are Free - Our Stand No. Is GE84

26th April 2016

Livestock Event 2016 is going to be all about sharing information, ideas and no nonsense practical advice to help your business to survive the next 18 months. With over 330 trade stands signed up, you will be able to find out about relevant products and concepts that will save money and keep you on track.  They are also extending their practical demonstrations, discussions and seminars to offer you the opportunity to take home practical advice to implement next day on the farm.

It's FREE to visit the Livestock Event - get your FREE tickets here. The event is open doors for all visitors.  Pre-register for a FREE ticket for yourself, your partner, family and staff. 
Major technical features 
The organisers are working hard on developing their major technical features.  Here's a quick preview:
Forage Field
Forage Field is designed to help all livestock farmers to learn more about how to exploit the massive potential of homegrown forage, the most cost efficient feed.  This practical area, sponsored by Germinal, will be split into two with commentary throughout the two days.  Making more from grass:  the production potential of a new reseed will be demonstrated alongside old pasture, together with plots of five-year AberClaret red clover and Redstart hybrid brassica representing two of the more innovative alternative forage options now available.  Making more from silage:  reducing dry matter losses by up to 30% both pre and post clamping will be the focus of this hands-on demonstration featuring silage clamped in potato boxes and led by Silage Solution's Dave Davies.  He will also explain the importance of good clamp consolidation in order to achieve best clamp density and in turn, minimise losses.

Calf rearing demonstration
Detailed attention to youngstock management will pay dividends later on - fact.  This practical demonstration will showcase a variety of feeding and housing systems including live calves in igloos, conventional and specialist buildings, all of which are designed to improve rearing efficiency of both dairy and beef calves.  The feature will be complemented by a series of valuable knowledge sharing seminars delivered by leading youngstock specialists discussing the latest in nutrition and management.