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National Hill Sheep Conference

Event Time 5.30pm
Venue Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo


17:30 – 18:30 DAFM KT Sign-in

Conference Outline Chairman: James Keane, Teagasc, Regional Manager, Mayo Advisory Region

18.00 Conference Opening
Prof Gerry Boyle, Director Teagasc

18:15 Why are you here today? Focus on Take-Home Messages 
Andy Ryder, Teagasc, Westport, Co. Mayo.

18:25 How to exploit the full potential from your hill flock 
Dr. Jason Barley & Patrick Grant
Frank Campion, Teagasc, Athenry, Co. Galway.

18.55 Jaagsiekte – the tip of the iceberg 
AFBI Veterinary Science Division, Stoney Road, Belfast & Parklands    Veterinary Group, Molesworth Road, Cookstown

19.25 Growing the family farm: land use and improving breeding 
Joe Schaill, Sheep Farmer of the Year

19:55 Marketing of hill and hill crossbred lambs
James Smyth, Irish Country Meats, Navan, Co. Meath. 

20:25 Close Conference
Professor Michael Diskin, Teagasc, Athenry, Co. Galway 

20:30 Refreshments Served

This is a KT Approved Sheep Event

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