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ICSA Calls for Increased Resources for Sheep Research

Nov 19, 2014 | Press Releases | 0 comments

November 19th 2014

ICSA sheep chairman Paul Brady has called for increased resources for sheep research, particularly in the light of recent EU funding for the marketing of sheep meat across six European countries including Ireland.

“In recent years, a number of sheep research centres have been closed, namely Creagh, Blindwell, Knockbeg and Belclare, and in 2011, the last hill sheep research demonstration unit in Teagasc ownership at Leenane was also closed. While we welcome the recent announcement by Sheep Ireland that it will work with Teagasc to further promote genetic improvement across hill sheep breeds, ICSA is concerned that a lack of resources at Teagasc has led to sheep research falling behind other sectors,” said Mr. Brady.

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