On Thursday 4 March at 7.30pm, the NI Sheep Programme will hold a pre-lambing management webinar.

Hosting the event will be programme farmer James McCay.

James runs an upland and hill farm at Drumquin, Co Tyrone.

The farm averaged 300 breeding ewes in 2020, split evenly between upland and hill ground.

Nutrition and scanning results

Lambing is due to start at the end of March. Discussion will focus on pre-lambing nutrition, based on scanning results, lambing facilities on-farm and the management of lactating ewes post-turnout.

Also contributing to the conversation will be Noel Doyle, a vet based in Co Fermanagh.

Noel will cover health aspects around lambing management from a vet’s perspective and will touch on the growing problem of anthelmintic and antibiotic resistance on sheep farms.

The webinar is open to everyone. Register your interest here and login details will be forwarded before the event.