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New Scheme Offers Expertise Development in Sheep Industry

11 August 2016

UK - A new scheme has been launched to offer continuous professional development (CPD) to consultants and advisers in the sheep industry who want to expand their knowledge.

The Developing Sheep Expertise programme, which has been organised by AHDB Beef & Lamb and the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC), builds on the success of the Developing Beef Expertise group, which has been running since December 2015.

The first introductory meeting of the sheep group will be held towards the end of November and will be followed by four further events. The scheme will run through to November 2017 and will cover breeding, health and fertility, feed and forage, selection for slaughter and business improvements.

Nerys Wright, AHDB Beef & Lamb knowledge exchange manager and one of the programme coordinators, said: “The beef expertise group has been a great success and we want to build on this by extending the programme to the sheep industry. The objectives are to ensure well-informed and experienced consultants and advisers continue to be available to the sheep industry.

“The Developing Sheep Expertise programme will produce a group of trained consultants and advisers that can be called upon to deliver tailored messages at AHDB Beef & Lamb events and help develop knowledge transfer materials.”

Consultants, advisers, vets and industry representatives from across the industry are encouraged to apply to join the group, which is open to both BIAC members and non-members.

For further information or an application form, email clare.medlock@ahdb.org.uk. 

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