Showcasing Smarter Sheep Science

Showcasing Smarter Sheep Science will present new work generated as part of EU and nationally funded research by an international team of experts from the UK, Ireland and Norway. Join SRUC, in partnership with British Texel Sheep and AbacusBio looking at cutting edge science in sheep breeding.

Starts: 7 December 2022 Ends: 7 November 2022


The event, organised by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) in partnership with the Texel Sheep Society, University of Edinburgh and AbacusBio UK, will be divided into a morning session on breeding for efficiency and resilience and an afternoon session on how to bridge the gap between science and practice.

New knowledge associated with sheep breeding, efficiency, health and production are topics being addressed by internationally-renowned scientists at SRUC, the Roslin Institute, AbacusBio, Teagasc Ireland and Norway.

Presentations on breeding to reduce methane in sheep, breeding to improve lamb survival and the economic and environmental impact of genetic improvement.

“The new work will be presented by some of the international experts involved in small ruminants breeding for efficiency and resilience.“It is aimed at farmers and farming industry professionals who are interested in learning about some of the latest research and its application in the sheep industry.”

Joanne Conington, Head of Department at SRUC

Together with new breeding initiatives led by the Texel sheep Society, the event will focus on applied solutions, bringing farmers, industry practitioners and scientists together for an opportunity to gain insight into the latest ‘hot off the press’ sheep research.

There will be a free lunch available, which is sponsored by the Horizon 2020 Europe project ‘Smarter’.

Event sponsored by Smarter Project


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