2013-07-31   facebooktwitterrss
LMC Back Agrisearch Sheep Research Again

Agrisearch is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year it has secured funding from the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland towards its sheep research programme.

The new package of funding will go towards three sheep projects:

  • Investigation of the relationship between genotype, trace element status and gastrointestinal parasite infections in lambs, and the development of nutritional and management strategies to increase lamb output from grazed grass.
  • Development of a field guide to lameness diagnosis and treatment in sheep
  • Provision of a ewe-recording service to the Northern Ireland Sheep Industry (Hillsborough Recording Scheme)

Ewe and lamb

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AgriSearch Sheep Advisory Committee Chairman Samuel Wharry of Carnlough noted that, “This contribution gives a much needed boost to the AgriSearch sheep R & D budget and we would like to express our gratitude to the LMC.”

LMC Chairman Pat O’Rourke commented that, “The sheep sector in Northern Ireland plays a vital role in sustaining livestock farming across the Province, particularly in disadvantaged areas where other farming enterprises are not an option.

“Sheep farmers are specialised practitioners and we are delighted to be able to work with AgriSearch to substantially leverage essential funds for research to help the continued development of a sustainable and profitable sheep farming sector in Northern Ireland”.

Agrisearch

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