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Virtual Sheep Conference 2022

26 January 2022
Type Event Proceeding

Proceedings from the Virtual Sheep Conference 2022 which took place on Tuesday, 25 January & Thursday, 27 January.

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On Tuesday, 25th January, Fiona McGovern, Teagasc researcher based in Athenry chaired the first session which addressed ‘Reducing input costs while maximising productivity and Outlook for 2022’. Both fertiliser and feed costs are likely to be up this year on sheep farms. So sheep producers need to plan and have strategies for reducing input costs while maximising productivity

Topics covered during the first session included:

Fertiliser and Feed costs on sheep farms. Strategies for reducing input costs while maximising productivity
Michael Gottstein, Head of Sheep Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc

Global sheepmeat outlook for 2022
Seamus McMenamin, Sector Manager, Bord Bia

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Thursday, 27th January  | 8pm

On Thursday, Dr. Philip Creighton, Teagasc Sheep Enterprise Leader, chaired this interesting discussion on ‘Reducing lamb mortality and new veterinary medicine regulations for 2022’.  While lambing in early season flocks is well underway or nearing completion, planning and preparations for mid-season lambing flocks should now be beginning. The importance of preparation pre lambing cannot be over emphasised. It can greatly reduce problems during the lambing season and improve the overall performance of the flock.

During this session, the following topics were covered:

Opportunities to reduce lamb mortality, the main causes and solutions from my studies
Dwayne Sheils, Walsh Scholar, Teagasc

New Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2022 – implications for Sheep Farmers
Caroline Garvan, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

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