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Hill Sheep Conference

Event Time 6pm
Venue Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal


Chairman         James Keane, Sligo/Leitrim/Donegal Regional Manager
6:00 Conference Opening
Professor Gerry Boyle, Director, Teagasc 
6:10 Anthelmintic resistance in stomach and gut worms of sheep
Orla Keane, Teagasc Animal & Bioscience Research Dept, Grange, Co. Meath
6:40 Sustainability and public good provision of hill sheep farms
Cathal Buckley, Teagasc Rural Economy and Development Programme, Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co. Galway

Strategies for maintaining High Nature Value (HNV) Farmlands
Discussion Leader - Darren Carty, Irish Farmers Journal
7:10 An integrated approach to sheep farming in the hills and uplands
Eileen McCloskey, Sheep Technologist, CAFRE, Greenmount Collage, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
7:22 The Burren Programme: supporting farmers to deliver better economic, social and environmental outcomes on their land
Brendan Dunford, Manager, The Burren Programme
Old Schoolhouse, Carron, Ennis, Co. Clare 
7:34 Sustainable Uplands Agri-environment Scheme (SUAS) in Wicklow
Declan Byrne,  Project Manager, SUAS EIP Project, Wicklow 
7:46 The Inishowen Uplands European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Project
Henry O’Donnell, Drumfries, Clonmany, Co. Donegal 
8:00 Panel Discussion
Eileen McCloskey, Brendan Dunford and Henry O’Donnell

8:15 Conference Close
Damian Costello, Sheep Specialist, Teagasc, Athenry, Co. Galway