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AHDB to host 'risk' roadshows for livestock farmers

1st Feb 2017 / By Alistair Driver

AHDB is running a series of workshops intended to help livestock farmers manage risk and volatility. 

AHDB pork logoAHDB Dairy, AHDB Beef & Lamb and AHDB Pork are running workshops as part of a Defra funded initiative under the EU Adjustment Aid Scheme, to help farmers 'identify, understand and focus on risk areas in your business'.

Livestock farmers and managers will be able to sign up for fully funded on-farm advisor support for their business.

The programme has been designed to build and put into action a plan for managing risks to livestock businesses.

The workshop will cover:

  • How to access 1:1 fully funded on-farm advisor support
  • Understanding the five pillars of managing risk
  • Why having goals and objectives are critical and how to go about setting yours
  • Identifying areas of your business to focus on 

The details of the workshops are as follows:

Thursday, February 9, 11.00 – 14.00 (light lunch included) - NFU Office, Agriculture House, 207 Tadcaster Road, York, YO42 1UD

Thursday, February 23, 11.00 – 14.00 (light lunch included) - Bagden Hall Hotel, Wakefield, Denby Dale Nr Huddersfield, HD8 8SZ

Wednesday, March 1, 11.00 – 14.00 (light lunch included) - The Honest Lawyer Hotel, Croxdale Bridge, Croxdale, Durham, DH1 3SP

Thursday, March 2, 11.00 – 14.00 (light lunch included) - Tempest Arms, Elslack, Skipton, BD23 3AY

AHDB said: "Whether it’s feed and milk price volatility, disease risk, a change in political policy, the weather or family ups and downs, all these risks can have a massive impact on the business.

"No element can be fully controlled but identifying threats to your business and having a plan in place to deal with them can give you greater business resilience."

To find out more or book a place, please contact the AHDB KE Events Hub on 01904 771211 or

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