Efficient lamb production conference

Victor Chestnutt, UFU, Jim Freeburn, CAFRE, Liam McCarthy, ABP, Jason Barley, AFBI, Bobby Lennox, Scottish sheep producer, Gareth Davies, Gareth's Grassland Advisory Service, Eileen McCloskey, CAFRE, Brian Nicholson, Irish sheep producer, No�r�n McHugh, Teagasc and Richard Brown, GIRA Food Consultancy
Victor Chestnutt, UFU, Jim Freeburn, CAFRE, Liam McCarthy, ABP, Jason Barley, AFBI, Bobby Lennox, Scottish sheep producer, Gareth Davies, Gareth's Grassland Advisory Service, Eileen McCloskey, CAFRE, Brian Nicholson, Irish sheep producer, No�r�n McHugh, Teagasc and Richard Brown, GIRA Food Consultancy

The Efficient Lamb Production Conference was held on 29th November at CAFRE, Greenmount campus.

The aim of the conference was to help farmers’ future proof their sheep farms and help make them more efficient.

Representatives from the organising committee: Victor Chestnutt, UFU, Eric Long, CAFRE, Edward Adamson, NSA, Ian Stevenson, LMC, Gerard McGivern, LMC, and Jason Barley, AFBI

Representatives from the organising committee: Victor Chestnutt, UFU, Eric Long, CAFRE, Edward Adamson, NSA, Ian Stevenson, LMC, Gerard McGivern, LMC, and Jason Barley, AFBI

The event, which was sold out weeks in advance was attended by over 250 people. UFU deputy president Victor Chestnutt gave the opening address. A number of presentations were delivered by experts in the industry. Topics included genomic opportunities in sheep, labour efficiency and sheep EID technology, Gira sheep meat, detecting OPA, efficient lowland sheep production and sustainable farming in the upland areas.

To read the presentations in full visit the UFU website www.ufuni.org