Sheep Breeders Round Table Online Conference 2021- 15th – 19th November 2021
Thursday 18 November 2021, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
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Sheep Breeders Round Table Conference, in association with AHDB, HCC, QMS, Agrisearch and NSA.

Thursday 18th November 19.00 – 21.00

 

Host: AgriSearch

 

Chairman: Jason Rankin and Edward Adamson (AgriSearch Sheep Advisory Committee),

 

Title: Future proofing your sheep business

 

This session will cover four distinct areas.

 

RamCompare feed efficiency study - Naomi Rutherford will explain the results of the feed efficiency trials conducted at Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) Hillsborough as part of the RamCompare NI project.

 

Lessons from 15 years of on-farm maternal sheep breeding studies - Aurélie Aubrey, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), will provide an overview of long-term breeding studies conducted on commercial sheep farms across Northern Ireland.

 

Targeted Selective Treatment (TST) of anthelmintics – Prof. Eric Morgan from Queen’s University will be joined by John Martin, project sheep farmer, to explain the new European Innovation Partnership (EIP) project and provide a summary of the first year experience of implementing TST practices on farm and its impact.

 

Accelerating Ruminant Carbon Zero (ARCZero) – John Gilliland (Devenish, Group Lead) will be joined by Roger Bell, project sheep farmer, to discuss the initial findings of a European Innovation Partnership (EIP) project aimed at accelerating livestock’s pathway to net carbon zero involving a group of seven farmers across Northern Ireland.

To register for this event, follow this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7065388467079066380