The NI Sheep Programme will hold an online webinar on Wednesday 7 October at 7.30pm, with the focus on Ovine Pulmonary Adrenocarcinoma (OPA), also known as Jaagsiekte.

The webinar will feature programme farmers, Karl and Peter McCaughan, who run a 340ha hill farm near Ballycastle, Co Antrim.

The farm carries 550 ewes, alongside 35 spring-calving suckler cows. Like the other programme farmers, the McCaughan brothers are now scanning ewes for OPA on an annual basis.

Guest speakers will include consultant vet Patrick Grant, who specialises in scanning sheep for OPA. Patrick will address the problems OPA presents in sheep flocks and the options available to eradicate the disease.

The webinar is open to everyone, you can register here by Tuesday 6 October by 5pm.

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