Northern Eire’s School of Agriculture, Meals and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) is ready to host two ‘Planning for Efficiency’ occasions taking a look at parasite and winter-feeding methods for beef and sheep farmers subsequent week.

They are going to be held in partnership with Agrisearch, the Agri-Meals and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and the NI Sheep SOS (Stamp Out Scab) initiative.

The primary occasion will happen at CAFRE’s Greenmount Campus in Co. Antrim on Tuesday, October 4, at 7:30p.m; the second occasion will happen at its Enniskillen Campus on Thursday, October 6, at 7:30p.m.

The Division of Agriculture, Setting and Rural Affairs (DAERA) stated the occasions are wanted, as amid rising prices it’s important that animal well being and vitamin usually are not compromised.

The occasions

The occasions shall be launched and chaired by CAFRE’s head of beef and sheep, Mark Scott, who has been a part of the rising prices business taskforce since its institution in spring.

Prof. Eric Morgan of Queen’s College Belfast (QUB) will current an introduction to focused anthelmintic remedy alongside farmers concerned within the Anthelmintic Focused Selective Remedy (TST) venture.

The outcomes of this work, together with improvements round dosing methods, have the potential to economize and cut back resistance with no impression on animal efficiency.

Morgan has an curiosity in constructing and testing predictive fashions of parasite an infection patterns in grazing animals and selective intervention towards parasites in livestock to help manufacturing and livelihoods.

Gareth Beacom and Dominic Mason, each CAFRE beef and sheep advisors, will have a look at the implications of varied winter-feeding methods in beef and sheep programs.

Feeding choices for storing and ending beef cattle shall be analysed and mentioned in addition to the choices for ending lambs.