AgriSearch will be attending this years NSA Sheep NI event on 3rd July 2017 at Ballymena Livestock Mart. The main attraction will be a research update by Dr Liz Genever from AHDB, Beef & Lamb on RamCompare - the UK's first commercial progeny test, comparing the progeny of rams from five terminal sire breeds. Liz will be giving presentations on RamCompare at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm on the AgriSearch stand. AgriSearch will also be featuring the Lamb from Grass / GrassCheck projects as well as other new research projects currently getting underway.

The Northern Ireland sheep sector is facing uncertain and challenging times. The AgriSearch team, farmer co-researchers and AFBI scientists are working together to deliver research projects that will help develop more productive, sustainable and profitable sheep production systems for Northern Ireland producers.

Those calling at the stand will have an opportunity to engage with the AgriSearch team and AFBI scientists. Visitors will also have a chance to participate in a short grassland survey and give their views on future areas of research.