The Oban Times - - Feature -

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

The 2015 event, which takes place on Novem­ber 18, will fea­ture more than 250 trade stands, com­pe­ti­tions for as­pir­ing young agri­cul­tural pro­fes­sion­als, new prod­ucts, busi­ness sem­i­nars and tech­ni­cal demon­stra­tions for a va­ri­ety of prod­ucts and ser­vices cov­er­ing ev­ery as­pect of agriculture.


Those seek­ing an­swers to the myr­iad of ques­tions on their own cir­cum­stances will find them at Scot­land’s Farm Busi­ness Event, where the best com­mer­cial and tech­ni­cal ad­vice is on of­fer.

AgriScot started out as a spe­cial­ist event for dairy farm­ers, and over the years has grown in size and scope to be­come the lead­ing busi­ness and net­work­ing event for the en­tire agri­cul­tural in­dus­try. The one-day ex­hi­bi­tion at­tracts farm­ers and agri­cul­tural pro­fes­sion­als from across Scot­land, and, thanks to its prox­im­ity to Ed­in­burgh Air­port, from all over Bri­tain and be­yond. The foot­print of AgriScot has ex­panded and it now makes full use of all the mas­sive ex­hi­bi­tion halls at the Royal High­land Cen­tre, Inglis­ton.

AgriScot Chair­man, An­drew Moir, said: ‘AgriScot con­tin­ues to go from strength to strength, and 2014 was our best year yet with a record num­ber of visi­tors and ex­hibitors. The fact we have been short­listed for the Scot­tish Event Awards is tes­ta­ment to the suc­cess and pop­u­lar­ity of the ex­hi­bi­tion, which ex­ists to pro­mote best prac­tice and ex­cel­lence in the farm­ing sec­tor.’


The dairy cat­tle judg­ing at AgriScot 2015 is set to take place be­fore a world­wide au­di­ence. For the first time this year, the judg­ing of the dairy cat­tle in the HSBC Show Ring at AgriScot will be live streamed on the in­ter­net.

AgriScot’s Martin Dare ex­plains: ‘We have been en­cour­aged in re­cent years by com­ments from our judges and other lead­ing fig­ures af­firm­ing that AgriScot now hosts the pre­mier show of dairy cat­tle any­where in the Bri­tish Isles. The de­ci­sion to show­case th­ese ex­cep­tional an­i­mals to a world-wide au­di­ence is a nat­u­ral next step.’


A new spon­sor­ship pack­age has been es­tab­lished with An­pario plc to sup­port the film­ing and live stream­ing of the en­tire day’s pro­gramme di­rect from the show ring. An­pario plc are best known in the UK for their Op­tivite range of high per­form­ing nat­u­ral feed ad­di­tives for live­stock.

Hay­ley Ver­ney from An­pario stated: ‘We thought that the revo­lu­tion­ary idea of film­ing and stream­ing the day’s events was a spon­sor­ship op­por­tu­nity not to be missed. It’s very ex­cit­ing to be in­volved with the very first web stream­ing of such a pres­ti­gious in­dus­try event and I feel honoured to be pre­sent­ing an award in the ring on the day.’

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