The annual BETA Feed Conference, sponsored by Premier Nutrition, is running over two days for the first time this year and expects to draw the leading names in equine feed manufacturing and nutrition to hear a full programme of topical issues, bringing them up to date with current legislative issues and the challenges of regulation compliance.

Running on Tuesday and Wednesday 27 & 28 June at the Hilton East Midlands Airport, the first day focuses on matters NOPS® (Naturally occurring prohibited substances) whilst day two focuses on broader matters of interest to the feed industry.  There will be a conference dinner on the evening of 27th June when guest speaker Helen Nicholls, World Class Performance Manager for British Equestrian will detail her role and experiences.

Day one includes updates on testing and auditing results, a legal perspective of the challenges of producing feed for competition horses, updates on Arsenic and other substances and views from the sporting regulators. It will include with both a forage producer’s and compound feed manufacturers view on emerging risks and challenges.

Day Two tackles the main issues facing the equine nutrition industry today with a session on responsible marketing including views from an independent nutritionist, retailer, coach, opportunities and pitfalls of using social media for feed marketing. This is followed by a regulators perspective, and in the afternoon the lens focuses on sustainability including responsible sourcing and the carbon footprint of animal feed.

 “The conference is always well-attended, providing a highly effective way in which to update feed industry colleagues with the most up-to-date developments in this fascinating sector,” said BETA executive director Claire Williams. “It also offers delegates an ideal opportunity for some great networking with friends and colleagues, old and new, in a well located venue. We are also delighted to welcome back Gold Sponsors Premier Nutrition and Silver sponsors KIWA in support of the Conference.”

The conference is open to all those working in the feed and supplements industry – including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, nutritionists and university lecturers.

Full details of rates members and non-members rates, including live streaming options, can be found using the booking link here.

For further enquiries or a full programme, please contact the BETA office on telephone 01937 587062 or email


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