The challenges and opportunities facing the UK broiler industry will be featured as one of 25 scholar presentations, scheduled for inclusion in this year’s Nuffield Farming Scholarships annual conference.
Set to be held at Gosforth Park Hotel, Newcastle, from November 23-25, the event’s key focus is on scholars’ reports from their 18 months of study, with this year’s event featuring four poultry-based presentations.
In addition to Patrick Hook’s study report on the broiler industry, conference delegates will also hear about the resilience of the free range egg sector, from Doug Wanstall; improving bird welfare on free-range systems, from Gordon Whiteford; and novel ingredients and recovered nutrients in poultry feed, from Aidan Leek.
“All Scholars travel internationally for at least eight weeks,” said Nuffield director, Mike Vacher. “If you multiply that by the 25 scholars presenting at this year’s conference, we’ll be sharing in at least 200 weeks of global learning over the two days.”
Headline image shows (left to right) Gordon Whiteford, Doug Wanstall, Patrick Hook and Aiden Leek.