National Hill Sheep Conference21 February 2018 21 February 2018
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