A rebranded British Livestock Genetics (BLG) website has been launched with the support of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) to continue the work of promoting the UK livestock and animal breeding sector to a global audience. Under the banner ‘Great Britain – Great Livestock’ the new-look site provides both domestic and international audiences with a source of information, news and forthcoming events on the UK livestock sector.
BLG is a National pan-industry consortium covering the farm animal breeding sector, formed to assist in the development and maintenance of profitable long-term business generated by exports of British livestock and genetics.
The livestock sectors covered by BLG members include: Alpacas, Beef and Dairy Cattle, Goats, Pigs, Sheep, Livestock consultancy, Export arrangements and shipments. BLG aims to creates a positive, favourable image in international markets to promote Britain as a supplier of high-quality breeding animals, semen and embryos.
Although BLG doesn’t trade directly it can, however, assist with Inward Missions, participation in International Events (Trade Stands and Inspection Visits) or Export Certification in co-operation with the relevant bodies such as Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), UK Trade & Industry (UKTI), British Embassies abroad, Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) & the UK Export Certification Partnership (UKECP).
On the website, News items are updated frequently and are a good source of topical information from the livestock breeding sector. The International Diary is a key to the principal livestock events around the world and also informs of forthcoming events where there is British involvement. Brochures in English as well as other languages promoting British Livestock are available to download within the International section.
A new feature of the site is a prominent ‘Partners’ area which allows specified companies to benefit from a ‘click through’ website link in return for a small annual fee. If you would like any further information, or wish to be featured as a ‘Partner’, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.