SECTIONS

2018 Annual Conference

2018 Conference Sponsors

We are hugely grateful for the generous support of the following Sponsors:

To view each sponsors website please click on their logo.



From everyday personal accounts to asset finance and tailored pension planning, we've got a range of flexible short, medium and long-term solutions for your farming business.




Media Partner




Sponsor of the New 2019 Scholars Briefing

Rotam specialises in the development, manufacture, registration and marketing of crop protection chemistry after the point of patent expiry; a model that brings innovation to existing molecules, while offering market independence, and a highly cost-effective range of products.




Platinum Sponsors

ABP Food Group contributes an estimated €1.3bn each year into the rural economies in which it operates.We recognise that the farmers who supply meat to us are vital partners in ensuring that the quality of our product is maintained, and traceability is ensured.

Our core business – ABP Beef – is supported by its renewable, pet food and protein divisions, which combine to ensure the value of by-products is maximized and the environmental impact of our business and customers is minimized


AgriScot, now widely regarded as one of the premier events in UK agriculture, continues to develop its appeal to all sectors of the industry…both to the trade and to a wide cross section of farmers eager to seek out the products, services, advice and information necessary for their farming businesses.

We are a family owned agricultural company who farm and manage the land and property we own. Our aim is to improve the quality of our assets as a whole for the benefit of future generations.

We aim to deliver profit and asset growth through good managementAt Beeswax Dyson Farming we have a simple, clear approach which we are determined to implement.

We try to learn from the past to ensure that our core assets, such as soils, are protected and improved. We aim to look forward to ensure that the decisions we make today impact positively on future production and value


QMS is the public body responsible for helping the Scottish red meat sector improve its efficiency and profitability and maximise its contribution to Scotland's economy. We market the PGI labelled Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb brands in the UK and abroad and promote Scottish pork products under the Specially Selected Pork Banner.

Our internationally recognised assurance schemes cover more than 90% of livestock farmed for red meat in Scotland. They offer consumers in the UK and overseas the legal guarantee that the meat they buy has come from animals that have spent their whole lives being raised to some of the world’s strictest welfare standards.


Our internationally recognised assurance schemes cover more than 90% of livestock farmed for red meat in Scotland. They offer consumers in the UK and overseas the legal guarantee that the meat they buy has come from animals that have spent their whole lives being raised to some of the world’s strictest welfare standards.




Gold Sponsors

Angus Soft Fruits Ltd. is a leading berry breeder, producer and supplier to UK & European retailers and food service providers. Established in 1994 by: Lochy Porter, his father Willie and cousin James Gray, their vision was to sell the fruit they grew directly to the retailer and to continually improve the product available to consumers. The business has expanded significantly over the years through close collaboration with UK & international growers to ensure year round supply and continual innovation of the category.



Biocell Agrii is specialist in the field of applied microbiology in animal nutrition. Key areas of activity are managing rumen function for maximum performance, and safeguarding health through effective mycotoxin control. Silage treatment and slurry management are important aspects of farm profitability covered by Biocell with First Choice silage inoculant and Slurrycell.




Silver Sponsors

The History of Rawburn by John Elliot

The Rawburn Aberdeen Angus herd evolved around 50 years ago from cattle bred in the Cape Wrath herd on the farthest North Westerly tip of the British mainland.The Cape Wrath herd was started in 1913 by John Elliot, my Great Grandfather and his sons, Tom, John my Grandfather, Andrew and Walter. My Father, also John, used their best bulls in his herd of registered Aberdeen Angus and crossbred cows at Rawburn near Duns in the Scottish Borders. These produced calves for sale at the local auction. The family objective almost a century ago of providing high performance, sale topping cattle remains unchanged today at Roxburgh Mains, Kelso in the hands of the fourth and fifth John Elliot

We recognise that many of our clients lead busy lives and they value our responsive approach. Our solicitors are committed to them and to understanding their circumstances as fully as possible. We want them to succeed, we want to preserve and enhance their wealth now and for future generations and we want to provide sensible and workable solutions for all the issues that they face.

Founded in 1997, today we have 22 partners and staff of around 220 lawyers and tax advisers offering a unique combination of skills and expertise covering tax; estate and succession planning; employment; dispute resolution; entrepreneurs, family and rural businesses; divorce and family; land and property; and charity law.

Turcan Connell's offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London serve a broad range of clients who value the focus our team of solicitors can bring to their affairs




Food in Kind Sponsors


As a dairy farmer-owned co-operative, all the farmers that supply us with milk and invest capital, are members of our business and we exist to add value to members' milk.

Whilst delivering competitive returns is key, being part of First Milk also provides members with security, as we offer an evergreen contract and have a commitment to purchase every single drop of our members' milk. This stability allows our members to plan for the future and develop their farming business for the next generation.

As a co-operative business, we believe that everyone contributes to our success, whether it be members, colleagues or customers. All members have the opportunity to become a Council Member and to stand for election to the Board. We currently have two farmer Directors, Jim Baird and Robert Craig, who sit on the Board.


The Graham Family has been dairy farming for 3 generations, so it really is in our blood. When you grow up on a farm you learn the ropes pretty quickly - the best ways to look after our herds, lending a hand in the milking parlour and helping run the business. Now, son Robert and daughter Carol love getting stuck in too. And that includes the mucking out occasionally.


                                     


Our Sponsors

  • http://www.molevalleyfarmers.com
  • www.business.hsbc.co.uk/1/2/agriculture

Want your logo here?

  • http://agriscot.co.uk/
  • https://www.turcanconnell.com/
  • http://www.qmscotland.co.uk/
  • https://www.radissonblu.com/en?facilitator=BIGMOUTHMEDIAREZIDOR&csref=CR_SK_UK_CL_Brand_Brand_EN_p_Search_c_DLBi&utm_term=%252Bradisson&utm_campaign=MS_UK_Brand_Top+Level+Brand_Multiple_LOCAL_NONGEO_EN_BMM&utm_medium=cpc&msclkid=d750b3fea9e1113e49ede8ba125564b1&utm_content=Core_Radisson&utm_source=bing
  • http://rawburn.com/
  • http://www.biocellagri.com/
  • http://www.firstmilk.co.uk/
  • http://www.grahamsfamilydairy.com/
  • https://abpfoodgroup.com/
  • https://www.sruc.ac.uk/
  • https://www.rotam.com/