Hi Guys and Gals. I am sitting on a panel of farmers for the above event, which has been called in order to gather information from the wider farming community as to what research we all deem would be useful/necessary to us. Its a chance for us to make our challenges, needs and desires made known. There is plenty of these so if anyone on here thinks of something useful or relevant please post it in the comments and I can raise it at the meeting. Or even better if you plan on attending the conference yourself you can raise it there. Lets get a conversation going here to discuss what we each feel is important to the sustainability of our farms.
One big thing coming down the line that I feel quite strongly about is the potential for a serious lack of both farm vets and veterinary products such as wormers and medicines. Do we need to look into animal resistance and resilience to parasite and disease burdens?