Summer suckler meeting: Cheshire

Past Event - booking closed

6 June 2019

10:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Dairy Farm, Church Lane, Mobberley, Knutsford, Cheshire East

WA16 7RA

Join AHDB Beef & Lamb and Ian Norbury for our summer strategic farm meeting at Dairy Farm. We will summarise the key changes made at Dairy Farm and the impact these have had on the farm business over the past two years. We will also explore the key areas of focus for the future.


10.45 am         Registration and refreshments

11.00 am         Welcome and introductions Liz Ford, AHDB

Update on activity at Dairy Farm Ian Norbury, host and James Hadwin, independent consultant

11.20 am         Replacement heifer strategy – Ian Norbury and James Hadwin

Ian and James will discuss the decision process at Dairy Farm on which heifers are retained for breeding, how this is achieved and how efficiencies have been improved in the suckler herd


                        Improving soils to maximise grass yields – Liz Genever, independent consultant

Soils are key in getting the most out of grassland. Liz will discuss what to look at when assessing soils and the key factors in improving soils

                        Selecting stock for slaughter – Steve Powdrill, AHDB

Understanding market requirements and ensuring stock fall into the required spec is vital to maximise returns form sales. Steve will cover the key areas to handle on a beast and how that translates to the carcase

1.00 pm           Farm walk – led by Ian and James

1.30 pm           Lunch and further discussion

2.00 pm           Summary and close


To book your FREE place contact the AHDB Beef & Lamb events team by phone on 01904 771212 or email

Booking is essential. If you have any special dietary requirements please contact us as soon as possible.