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Global Conference on Sustainable Beef, Rabobank and Prof. Michael Lee to speak

The meeting will held in Kilkenny, Ireland at the Lyrath Estate, October 9-12, 2018

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is proud to announce two key global industry leaders who will join the important conversations surrounding global beef sustainability at the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef (GCSB) to be held in Kilkenny, Ireland at the Lyrath Estate, October 9-12, 2018.

The opening keynote will explore the Economic Impacts of Sustainability Today and Forecasts for Tomorrow with Rabobank.

Rabobank brings its extensive knowledge of food chain links, as generated, enhanced anddistributed by the RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness department. The Bank has over 80 food and agribusiness research analysts around the world collecting information and spotting opportunities using local knowledge and global reach across all food and agricultural sectors.

Justin Sherrad, Global Animal Protein Strategist at Rabobank stated, “Participating is in line with our mission of Growing a Better World Together. The partnership with leading international organizations like GRSB, helps us in our drive to make a serious contribution to addressing and creating sustainable approaches to food and agribusiness around the world.”

The Capstone for the conference will be Professor Michael Lee, of Rothamsted Research, the oldest agricultural research institute in the world. Professor Lee is Head of Sustainable Agriculture Sciences at North Wyke and professor of Sustainable Livestock Systems at the University of Bristol. As a ruminant nutritionist, Lee is leading key conversations around how to maximize livestock production efficiency through feeding systems and animal genetics at a global scale.

Lee stated, “Ruminants make an important contribution to global food security as they can convert feed that is unsuitable for human consumption to high value protein, demand for which is currently increasing at an unprecedented rate".

The conference, co-hosted by the European Roundtable for Beef Sustainability (ERBS) and Bord Bia, will highlight sustainability in action: impacts on the ground, and more than 200 beef sustainability stakeholders from over 20 countries are expected to attend.

Registration details and a full conference agenda can be found at https://grsbeef.org/2018- Global-Conference.





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