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Investigating the measurement of feed efficiency in sheep

Date: 13th February 2019

Location: Kirkton and Auchtertyre Research Farms, Crianlarich

Time: 11:00 - 15:30

Cost: Free

SRUC invites you to a workshop to discuss the potential to produce more feed efficient sheep.

Feed efficiency in sheep

Agenda

SRUC Kirkton Farm:

  • 11 am Welcome and general introduction
  • Demonstration of Feed Intake Recording Equipment

Crianlarich Hotel:

  • 12pm Lunch
  • 12.45pm Presentations
  • 1.45pm Workgroup discussions
  • 2.45pm Summary and future planning
  • 3.15pm End

Presentations:

  • Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock – Dr Mark Young
  • Benefits of measuring feed intake – Dr Nicola Lambe
  • Experience and results from pilot trials – Harriet Wishart
  • Lessons from dairy and beef cattle – Prof Mike Coffey
  • Potential for genetic / genomic selection and implementation opportunities – Dr Jo Conington

This is a free event with refreshments and lunch provided.

To book your space contact Nicola Lambe on 01838 400524 or Nicola.Lambe@sruc.ac.uk by the 8th February

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