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TV’s Kate leads top line-up at HCC’s conference

Nov 4 2014

A famous broadcaster, a top Welsh politician, an expert on the European lamb trade and scholars who have studied farming techniques in New Zealand will all speak during a major conference in Llanelli later this month.

TV personality, author and Welsh farmer Kate Humble tops the bill at the annual conference of Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales at Parc y Scarlets on November 13th.

Joining her on stage will be Rebecca Evans AM, Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, HCC’s representative in Italy, Swansea-born Jeff Martin and two men who benefitted from a HCC scholarship to study agriculture in New Zealand, Shaun Hall Jones of Llanybydder and Thomas Jones of Montgomeryshire.

There will also be sessions on market intelligence and butchery, and displays including one on farm finance.

“This is an exciting line-up of top speakers and activities that is sure to attract a large audience,” said HCC Chairman Dai Davies. “There will be something for everyone who has an interest in the Welsh red meat industry.”

NatWest relationship director Graham Harvey will be at the conference to meet visitors.

He said: “We are delighted that the HCC has invited us along to Parc y Scarlets. NatWest has a team of specialists in agriculture with expertise and experience in working with customers from across the sector. I’m looking forward to chatting to visitors to the conference interested in finding out more about working with NatWest.”

Kate Humble is one of TV’s best known presenters, having hosted a number of top rated programmes including the acclaimed Lambing Live, Spring Watch, Airport Live and Wild Shepherdess.

“HCC is delighted that Kate has agreed to speak at our conference,” said Dai Davies, Chairman of HCC – Meat Promotion Wales. “She will bring with her a unique perspective of our industry.

“Not only can she provide an insight into the way the media portrays modern agriculture, but farming has appealed to her so much as a result of her television work that she has found it irresistible and taken the major step of going into the business herself.”

Anyone wanting more information about the conference should contact HCC on 01970 625050 or visit the website, www.hccmpw.org.uk

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