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National Lowland Sheep Conference

19 February 2024
Type Event Proceeding

The Teagasc National Lowland Sheep Conference took place on Tuesday, 23rd January in Athlone and on Thursday, 25th January in Letterkenny.

The sheep conference focused on nutrition management in the run up to lambing, the process of transferring the family farm, and diagnosing and managing flock health issues.

View the presentations below 

Nutrition during pregnancy: management and the consequences

Presentation by Dr. Tim Keady, Teagasc

Simplifying farm transfers: Key considerations and strategies

Presentation by Martin Clarke, IFAC

View the presentation here: Farm Succession Challenges (PDF)

Diagnosing and managing flock health issues - on farm experiences

Session Chair: Darren Carty, Irish Farmers Journal

Speaker: Seamus Fagan, DAFM RVL Athlone 

View the presentation from Seamus here: Diagnosing and managing flock health issues - on farm experience (PDF)


  • John O'Connell, Leitrim Sheep Farmer
  • Patrick Dunne, Wicklow Sheep Farmer
  • Brian Keane, Wexford Sheep Farmer

View an overview of the panellists here: Diagnosing and managing flock health issues - on farm experiences (PDF)