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Topics released for SRUC Sheep Conference
The conference will share new knowledge on health, welfare, climate resilience and breeding strategies.

The event will discuss 'future proofing' the sheep industry.

Topics have been released for the Scottish Sheep Industry Conference, taking place on 18 and 19 January 2022.

The online event, which showcases the results of a research programme funded by the Scottish Government, will share new knowledge from research by Scotland's Rural Collage (SRUC), which has collaborated with the Moredun Research Institute. 

Dr Joanne Conington, sheep breeding specialist at SRUC, commented on the conference: “This meeting provides an excellent forum for researchers, policy makers and the sheep farming industry to discuss the implications of our research.

“It also provides an opportunity for open dialogue with an eye to the future regarding the challenges the Scottish sheep sector is facing and what is being - and should be - done to address them in the future.”

The sessions will cover topics including new strategies for health management – including issues of anthelmintic and antimicrobial resistance and chronic iceberg diseases, neonatal lamb management, climate resilience – exploring the best breeding and management strategies to reduce the impact of sheep on climate change, and new breeding goals – assessing new traits for genetic and genomic selection. 

Taking place between 2 – 4.15pm on 18 and 19 January 2022, the conference is open to anyone with an interest in the future of the sheep industry, and anyone wishing to attend can register here

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Tickets available here.  

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