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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.


Winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2017 – supports innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and the rural sector in Britain and internationally. It is one of the UK’s leading agriculturally-focused higher education institutions, offering a unique blend of research, education and consultancy.



Tarff Valley is an Agricultural Merchant supplying farmers and the rural community across Southern Scotland and Northern England with a wide range of quality products and services. As Scotland’s oldest Agricultural Co-operative being in business since 1903, we provide our customers and members with all their farming needs, sourcing the best possible prices from a top range of suppliers.

Our product range includes Animal Feed, Fertiliser, Animal Health and Equipment, Agronomy, Hardware, Clothing and Footwear and much more. We also offer a number of services such as silage analysis, soil sampling and ration mixes. We are a whole farm solution, providing farmers with all their agricultural needs.


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.



The Henry Plumb Foundation helps young people to realise their dream of finding a future career in the farming and food industry.

Started by Lord Henry Plumb, the foundation provides financial backing and support for those with ideas, enthusiasm and a wish to get ahead.

As part of the programme, we also match successful candidates with an experienced industry mentor, who help them make the most of these exciting opportunities.



Silver Sponsors


From our sites in Lincoln, Scotland and the South West, we supply retail, wholesale and food manufacturing customers with fresh and ready prepared potatoes. We do all this with the help of dedicated and professional potato growers who deliver the high standards we demand, day in, day out.

Still a privately owned company, over the years we’ve continued to grow, invest and succeed. We’re as focused as ever on our fresh potato business, while continuing to build on the success of our innovative prepared vegetable ranges.


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



Bronze Sponsors

DLF focuses closely on the demands of customers as well as on the market trends of clover and grass seed. Offering one of the world’s largest research and breeding programmes for both turf and forage, DLF is working consistently to improve the quality and reliability of all varieties. To meet market expectations, these varieties are tested through a worldwide trialling network for adaptation to different climatic and environmental conditions.


                                                           


Our Sponsors

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

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  • https://abpfoodgroup.com/
  • https://www.beeswaxdyson.com/
  • http://www.angussoftfruits.co.uk/
  • 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/
  • http://www.branston.com/
  • https://www.sruc.ac.uk/
  • https://www.rotam.com/
  • https://www.dunkeldsmokedsalmon.com/
  • http://www.eastofscotlandgrowers.co.uk/
  • https://www.dlf.co.uk/
  • http://www.tarffvalley.co.uk/
  • https://www.diageo.com/