Sheep Breeders Round Table online conference - session 5 (Agrisearch)

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Thursday, 18 November 2021

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Future proofing your sheep business

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

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 Aubry, 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 – 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.



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