Welcome to Agri Expo Seminars 2023!

We are delighted to be hosting two seminars again at this year’s Borderway Agri Expo. Held in Ring 4 at our Borderway Mart, join us for two insightful seminars where leading experts and industry professionals will delve into pressing topics and exciting opportunities within the agricultural sector. Both seminars are free for all to attend!


11:30 am – 12:15 pm | Breeding Healthy Stock for a Sustainable Future: Carbon, Consumer & Care

Chairman: Scott Donaldson (Managing Director, Harrison & Hetherington)


  • Alice Swift (Chief Executive, British Limousin Cattle Society)
  • Barrie Turner (Chief Executive, Suffolk Sheep Society)
  • Nick Mullins (Chartered Surveyor & Environment Advisor, H&H Land & Estates)
  • Dan Griffiths (Norbrook)


12:30 pm – 1:15 pm | Farming Business Success: Opportunities for the Future – Q&A Session

Chairman: Mark Barrow (Director & Chartered Surveyor, H&H Land & Estates)


  • Jonathan Hird (Associate & Chartered Surveyor, H&H Land & Estates)
  • Chris Gill (Farm Business & Environment Advisor, H&H Land & Estates)
  • Annabel Hamilton (Bee Edge Farm, Berwickshire)


Breeding Healthy Stock for a Sustainable Future: Carbon, Consumer & Care

Join us in exploring the essential components of sustainable livestock production. It is important to understand the crucial role of animal health, welfare, nutrition, and feed efficiency in ensuring a sustainable future for livestock farming.  We’ll hear about sustainable rearing practices advocated by breed societies and how they can be integrated into everyday farming operations.

Our panel will delve into environmental considerations, including their impact on soil carbon levels and strategies to mitigate the environmental footprint of livestock farming. We’ll also discuss how advancements in technology and data-driven approaches are shaping the future of sustainable stock production.

Key challenges facing the agricultural industry will be debated and we’ll deliver insights into the promising future of sustainable stock rearing. As usual, the floor will be open for questions, so if this is a topic  that interests you, make sure you arrive before 11.30am to get your seat!

Farming Business Success: Opportunities for the Future

In this seminar, we'll explore diverse opportunities for farming business success. Key to this, is exploring the shift towards alternative sources of income as BPS payments reduce. Our panel of experts will help you to understand how government schemes like the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) can be a utilised soundly as a source of additional income for your farming enterprise.

Our grant funding expert will discuss the various grant opportunities that are available including:

  • Slurry Infrastructure Grant
  • Calf Housing Grant
  • Mid Tier Capital Grants
  • AMC Funding
  • Rural Prosperity Fund

We’ll also hear from Annabel Hamilton of Bee Edge Farm, as an example of an agribusiness that has evolved out of the farm and how she has successfully added value to the family business while maintaining their farming practices.

As this is a Q&A session, now’s your opportunities to delve into practical advice on farm diversification, including key considerations, feasibility, and initial steps.


Don’t miss out. Have your say and be part of these discussions at Borderway Agri Expo Seminars 2023. See you in Ring 4 on Friday 27th October 2023...