Agriscot 2019 was another very successful event for us at Barenbrug UK. We saw many people from all across the UK including industry colleagues from the trade and farmers. Overall, the day felt a little quieter than last year and there is a lingering sense of uncertainty within the agricultural community caused mainly by the political circumstances as well as by the poor weather conditions in recent months however, being the eternal optimists that agriculturalists are, we also had many positive conversations about forage management and reseeding plans for 2020. We were delighted to be able to talk about our new late variety Callan joining our portfolio of British bred and produced ryegrasses as well as the first ever Barenbrug bred hybrid ryegrass to go first choice on the SRUC Recommended List; Barclamp. Dozens of farmers went away with a copy of our Good Grass Guide, the grass condition scoring booklet to help maximise production and profitability from grass.
Another positive from the event was the number of young people who visited us. The future of farming is there and collectively, we must provide as much education and opportunity to them as we can so our great industry can flourish.
Our new stand has been well received and complimented at both of the major events we have attended in the past few months. It’s a great to see people are noticing it. From a team point of view, it’s certainly made exhibition preparations and execution much easier meaning we can focus on the more important tasking of helping British farmers make the most their grassland. Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the rest of our Barforage team: David, Roger, Simon and especially Georgia for all their help on the day. Georgia is one of those aforementioned young people in agriculture and it was great to have her enthusiasm as part of our team and for her to meet some customers and learn more about the cattle industry. Thank you all and I look forward to next year.