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Virtual Hill Sheep Conference 2021

Event Time 8pm
Venue Online

The Teagasc Virtual Hill Sheep Conference will take place across two evenings, Wednesday, 17th February and Thursday, 18th February, as a Zoom webinar between 8pm and 9pm.

View the webinar taking place on Wednesday, 17th February here

Thursday, 18th February | 8pm

Ticks & tickborne diseases in Ireland
Annette Zintl, University College Dublin (UCD)

Annetta is a zoology graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where she also completed her PhD at the Departments of Zoology and Biochemistry. Following this, she worked for several years as a post-doctoral and Newman fellow in the Veterinary Sciences Centre, University College Dublin. Annetta currently teaches veterinary immunology and parasitology to veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing students as a lecturer in Parasitology and Immunology at the UCD School of Veterinary Sciences in University College Dublin. Her research interests focus on the epidemiology, detection, transmission and control of various parasites with the chief aim of investigating their importance for animal and/or human health in Ireland. Her long-term research interests are common and emerging parasites of livestock and ticks and tick-borne diseases.

The Importance of monitoring Body condition in pregnant ewes
Liz Genever, Independent Beef and Sheep Consultant, UK

Liz Genever has a strong technical background and works with beef and sheep farmers across the UK. Her knowledge covers livestock production, grazing systems and sustainable farming techniques. She works with farmers who want to challenge their current practices., particularly on grass and forage utilisation. She is one of the founders of Carbon Calling, which has the aim of building a community of farmers who support and learn from one another to make their farm and themselves healthier and happier.  

She is a farmer on a mixed farm in south Lincolnshire and has an Australian Cattle Dog called Scout.