Efficient Lamb Production

Date: 29th November 2017
Registration: Opens at 9.30am
Conference start time: 10.30am - 4pm
Location: CAFRE, Greenmount campus

Fee: £20 per person

The conference has been jointly organised by UFU, CAFRE, LMC, AFBI and NSA

This conference is now SOLD OUT if you wish to put your name on our reserve list please contact Angela on 02890 370 222 or by email angela@ufuhq.com 

Programme (subject to change)

10.30am Opening Remarks

Victor Chestnut – Ulster Farmers’ Union

10.45am Global Sheep Market Overview

Richard Brown – GIRA Food Consultancy

11.15am Detecting OPA (Jaagsiekte disease) in the flock & the importance of flock health plans

Jason Barley & Aurelie Aubrey – AFBI

11.45am Genomic Opportunities in sheep

Noirin McHugh – Teagasc

12.15pm Grass - Feed of the past or feed of the future?

Gareth Davies – Gareth's Grassland Advisory Service Ltd

12.45pm Panel Discussion

1.15pm Lunch

2.15pm Sustainable farming in the Upland Areas

Bobby Lennox - Scottish Sheep Producer (previously featured on 'This Farming Life')

2.45pm Labour efficiency & sheep EID technology          

Eileen McCloskey - CAFRE

3.15pm Efficient lowland sheep production

Brian Nicholson – Irish Sheep Producer (Featured in the Irish Farmers’ Journal)

3.45pm Producing for the market

Consumer trends
Market spec – retails vs EU market
Future of the EUROP grid post Brexit

Conall Donnelly – Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association

4.15pm Panel Discussion

4.30pm Closing Remarks