Islay Agricultural Business Group Beef & Sheep Marketing
This meeting will look at current beef and sheep market trends and how this may affect Islay businesses in 2018.
The relationship between finished and store prices, cull numbers and import/export all affect Islay prices. Availability of fodder after a wet summer will also be an influence. Do breed premiums make a difference? The national flock size is at a 10 year high but production is moving off the hill. Can Islay produce what the customers require?
With this information changes can be planned that could improve business efficiency and profitability.
Longer term market projections are affected by the potential loss or restricted access to EU markets but various scenarios can be discussed at the meeting.
- Chairman; Trevor Polley. Agricultural Consultant.
- Guest speaker; Robert Logan. FBS Livestock & Business Consultant.