The British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) is hosting a feed industry conference for the first time this year.

Topics up for discussion on 25 May will include feed labelling legislation and the long-term future of feed prices.

Speakers include Tim Frank, of the Food Standards Agency, Mars Horsecare commercial director Robert Clegg and Professor Tim Morris, of the British Horseracing Authority.

The conference is aimed at those working in the feed and supplements industry — such as manufacturers, distributors, retailers, nutritionists and university lecturers.

“The decision to introduce a feed conference was taken following consultation with members about the trade association’s forthcoming autumn conference and AGM,” explained BETA executive director Claire Williams.

“We had asked for suggestions on topics they would like to see covered and our requests were met with a demand for feed-related issues. So, rather than wait until later in the year, we felt it was entirely appropriate to organise a feed-only conference for interested parties.”

The BETA Feed Industry Conference is open to both members and non-members, at a cost of £70 plus VAT and £100 plus VAT respectively.

It will take place at the British Horse Society, Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, from 9.45am to 4.30pm.

To book tel: 01937 587062 or email: tinar@beta-int.com