The bi-annual Buitelaar conference was held at the Staffordshire Show Ground, where over 250 suppliers and customers attended what was deemed a ‘fantastic event’.

The conference highlights the vision and the development going on through out the supply chain. This years event had an arrangement of internal and external speakers which include the following:

Opening Address: Adam Buitelaar
Where are we now? Terry Coupe, Head of Integration, Buitelaar Production Ltd
Fresh Thinking for responsible calf health management: Alan King, Commercial Director, Synergy Farm Health

Blueprint for calf rearing in the UK– The Buitelaar RAU Partnership: Emily Edwards, Livestock Research Commercialisation Manager, Royal Agricultural College.
Design for Purpose: Jamie Robertson, Honorary Research Fellow, Aberdeen University

Global innovation in dairy beef supply chains– The Nuffield experience: Joe Burke, Beef Sector Manager with Bord Bia / Irish Food Board
What next for exports?: Debbie Butcher, Senior Market Analyst, AHDB
The transformational potential of big data: James Sherwood-Rogers, Managing Director, Map of Agriculture
What are McDonalds? Peter Garbutt, Agriculture consultant for McDonalds UK