Dr Tim Keady to speak at NSA meeting

Tim Keady
Tim Keady

This year’s NSA AGM takes place on Monday, 19th November at AFBI, Hillsborough at 7.30 pm and will be followed directly afterwards by an open meeting which starts at 8.00 pm.

All with an interest in sheep are invited to what will be an interesting evening.

Dr Aurelie Aubry from AFBI will give an update on the current research being done there followed by Dr Tim Keady, principal research officer at the Teagasc Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Athenry. Tim is no stranger to Northern Ireland farmers as he spent some time at AFBI, Hillsborough. He contributed to studies in several aspects of dairying while on the dairy research team there. For a time, he led the Beef Programme and assisted with work which improved the efficiency of beef production in Ireland.

He moved back to the South of Ireland when he joined the Teagasc team in Athenry where he has been responsible for numerous research projects and technology transfer for efficient sheep production over several years.

Tim has chosen the title ‘Key aspects of profitable sheep farming’ for his talk and will, no doubt, make his audience think seriously about their sheep enterprises in a more serious way.

Tim’s excellent communication skills are likely to make the evening a worthwhile and informative experience for the audience and after the presentation a Q & A session will allow some more focused debate about current issues.

More details can be had by phoning Edward on 07711071290.