NSA Sheep Northern Ireland
- Event Info
NSA Sheep Northern Ireland will once again return to Ballymena Livestock Mart for another fantastic event on Monday 1st July 2019.
The event will see a number of successful attractions and competitions return as well as useful seminars and rokshops providing up to date information on the UK sheep sector as well as hands on practical advice.
Visitors will have the opportunity to see and compare a wide range of sheep breeds, suitable for both hill and lowland production, while an excellent entry of trade stands will bring together examples of just about everything the sheep farmer could need.
This biennial event provides a platform for the industry representatives, breed societies, breeders and companies to assemble and display their products at a single devoted venue.
To discuss sponsorship options or opportunities to get involved in workshop sessions, contact Event Organiser Edward Adamson on 07711071290 or [email protected].
This Year's Speakers
11.30am - Seminar 1: Looking at Soil Health
John Bailey, Head of Agri-Environment Branch at Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)
There is more to soil health than pHand nutrients, this seminaralso looks at the other requirements for good soil management.
12.30pm- Seminar 2: Multi species leys including herbal leys
Dr Tommy Boland, University College Dublin
A look at alternative swards, their level of nitrogen requirements and the effects on animal performace.
1.30pm - Seminar 3: Getting the best from grass
Dr Elizabeth Earle, Agrisearch
Once you've grown it, don't waste it! try to utilise as much of what you grow as you can!
2.30pm - Seminar 4: Work of NSA
Phil Stocker, Chief Executive, National Sheep Association
NSA has never been busier representing the UK sheep industry - Join Chief Executive Phil Stocker to learn more about its work.
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