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Teagasc Virtual Sheep Conference 2021


The annual national Teagasc Sheep Conference is going virtual this year and will take place across two evenings at 8pm this Tuesday, 26th January and Thursday 28th January. An exciting line up of Teagasc and international speakers have been assembled for the two sessions.

Tuesday, 26 January  |  8pm

Hosted by Michael Gottstein, Head of Sheep Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc 

Speakers:

  • Nicola Fetherstone, Teagasc Walsh Scholar
    INZAC – An Irish versus New Zealand animal comparison
  • Professor Paul Kenyon PhD, Head of School, School of Agriculture & Environment/Professor in Sheep Husbandry, Massey University, New Zealand  New Zealand feeding guidelines for growing lambs to target live weights on herbage

On tonight's webinar Nicola Fetherstone, Teagasc Walsh Scholar who will provide an update on the INZAC trial in Teagasc Athenry comparing, Irish five star and one star ewes, with elite New Zealand ewes. Professor Paul Kenyon PhD, Head of School, School of Agriculture & Environment/Professor in Sheep Husbandry, Massey University, New Zealand will present a paper on New Zealand feeding guidelines for growing lambs to target live weights on herbage.

 

Thursday, 28th January  |  8pm

Hosted by Damian Costello, Sheep Knowledge Transfer Specialist, Teagasc

Speakers:

  • Áine O’Brien, Post-doctoral Researcher on Sheep Genetics and Genomics, Teagasc                                 Reducing labour at lambing: improving lamb vigour and ewe mothering ability through breeding 
  • Ben Shrugnal, UK vet .                                                                                                                                                 Laryngeal chrondritis is an obstructive disease of the upper respiratory tract in sheep caused by abscesses on the larynx which, along with swelling and inflammation of the throat, restrict the windpipe. (Texel Throat)

For more details and to REGISTER for the Virtual Sheep Conference visit https://www.teagasc.ie/sheepcon21/