Twenty-four UK companies were part of the 'Business is Great' Britain & Northern Ireland pavilion at the Grain Tech & Agro-Animal Expo held in Kiev, Ukraine 21-23 February 2018. With support from the Department of International Trade, the British Embassy & UKTAG, representatives from the National Sheep Association & British Livestock Genetics Consortium were present promote the agricultural sector and help push for export certification between the two countries for beef and sheep genetics.
The British Livestock presence was coordinated by Chris Jackson of UKTAG, an Appointed Trade Organisation which facilitates market access abroad for UK agri-tech companies. Edward Adamson, a breeder of Ile de France, Clun Forest & Lleyn sheep near Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland, works closely with the NSA, its farmer members and industry bodies to promote the export of UK-bred sheep.
Representing BLG & Delta Wagyu, Richard Saunders gave a presentation entitled 'Genetics Come First' to the British-Ukrainian Agribusiness Forum highlighting the strength in depth not only in traditional breeding but in innovative technologies of the UK's livestock breeding sector.