Beef producers have the opportunity to get the best scientific and management advice at the Weaning and Housing Roadshow taking place at seven livestock marts over the coming weeks.
The roadshow, which kicks off at Ballinasloe Mart on Monday, August 27th will focus on critical aspects of nutrition; animal health; breeding and management.
It is being run by XLVets, a group of 25 progressive veterinary practices nationwide, which aims to deliver excellence in veterinary services to farmers through sharing experience; knowledge and skills.
The events, which are being supported by XL Skillnet, MSD Animal Health, Munster Cattle Breeding Group, Progressive Genetics and Chanelle Veterinary, have been approved by the Department of Agriculture for farmers participating in its Knowledge Transfer(KT) discussion group programme.
They will feature live demonstrations and scientific and practical advice from a panel of experts including Donal Lynch - XLVets; John Heslin and Cara Sheridan - MSD Animal Health; Dr Doreen Corridan - Munster Cattle Breeding Group, and Ciarán Lenehan - Chanelle Veterinary, as well as local members of XLVets.
All events run from to 7pm to 9pm and all farmers are welcome. The following is the full schedule:
- Monday 27th August – Ballinasloe Mart;
- Wednesday 29th August – Tullamore Mart;
- Thursday 30th August – Roscommon Mart;
- Monday 3rd September – Cootehill Mart;
- Monday 10th September – Ennis Mart;
- Tuesday 11th September – Castleisland Mart;
- Monday, 24th September – Kilkenny Mart.