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National Sheep Conferences 2023

24 January 2023
Type Event Proceeding

National Sheep Conferences 2023 which took place on Tuesday, 24th January in the Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan and on Thursday, 26th January in the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross, Co. Wexford.

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Four papers were presented at the conference, highlighting relevant and topical areas of interest to the Irish lowland sheep farming sector.

The 2023 National Sheep Conferences covered the following topics:

  • Parasites of sheep and resistance to drenches - a New Zealand perspective
    Dr. Dave Leathwick, Agresearch, New Zealand
  • Organic Sheep Farming - factors to consider and producing lamb on an organic farm
    Elaine Leavy, Teagasc Organic Specialist & Amy Jackson, Organic Sheep Farmer
  • Greenhouse gas intensity of average sheep systems in Ireland
    Dr. Jonathan Herron, Teagasc Moorepark
  • The addition of clovers or herbs to a perennial ryegrass sward on animal and sward performance
    Lisa McGrane, Teagasc Walsh Scholar