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Compete in global market for meat


images (3) A SPECIAL event is being organised that will aim to help Welsh farmers to continue to lead the way in the global competitive meat market.

The event, on September 5 near Aberystwyth, will focus on how breeding can help to improve meat quality and meet the market requirements to ensure the maximum profitability of their livestock.

Topics will include how genetic improvement can help to improve carcase quality, what the processor requires from farmers and how carcases and meat quality are measured.

Farmers will get to hear from two guest scientists from Australia, Prof Dave Pethick and Dr Graham Gardener from Murdoch University, Perth, and find out more about the methods used by Australian farmers to stay competitive on the global market.

Prof Nigel Scollan from IBERS at Aberystwyth University, another speakers at the event, said: “Welsh farmers are already producing some of the best meat in the world, but to stay competitive they need to ensure they continue to produce what the market requires.

“This event could help to lead farmers towards major benefits for by looking at the different breeding practices.”

The event is at Mynydd Gorddu, Bontgoch, Aberystwyth on September 5 between 4pm and 7pm. It is free and refreshments will be available.

It has been organised by Hybu Cig Cymru, IBERS and Innovis with support from Livestock Marketing Ltd; Dalehead Foods Ltd; Cambrian Mountains Company Ltd; Young Farmers Club Wales and Biosciences KTN.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/09/01/compete-in-global-market-for-meat-55578-29340707/?

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