10th February, 2016
ICSA, with the generous support of Chanelle Veterinary, is hosting a Spring Sheep Seminar today, Wednesday February 10th 2016 in Mountbellew Agricultural College, Mountbellew, Co. Galway.
ICSA Sheep chairman John Brooks said “ICSA is very excited to be hosting this event at Mountbellew College. We’re expecting a big crowd and our advice is to get there early to avail of the spot prizes and giveaways on offer.”
Mr Brooks said: “The afternoon will begin with an outdoor session which will commence at 3.30pm. Staff from the college including John Kelly, Martina Donnelly and John Hurley will give a presentation on their methods for getting the best results from and the general management of the Mountbellew sheep flock and Limousin suckler herd.”
ICSA has assembled a top class line-up of guest speakers specialising in sheep to participate in the indoor session which begins at 6.00pm. Tim Keady, principal sheep research scientist with Teagasc will give a presentation on ‘Profitable Prime Lamb Production’. This will be followed by veterinary consultant John Gilmore who will discuss ‘parasite control, anthelmintic resistance in sheep and common ailments and diseases in sheep in order to provide optimum health in the ewe flock.’
Agricultural Consultant Eoghan Finneran will then discuss ‘increased production from using mixed species pasture and payments & schemes available to sheep farmers.’ ICSA sheep chairman John Brooks will also outline aspects of the association’s current sheep policies and listen to farmers views on an array of issues.
In conclusion Mr Brooks said “I would like to thank our main sponsor Chanelle Veterinary for their support as well as all the other sponsors who are taking a trade stand for the day.”