Showcasing Smarter Sheep Science

Wednesday 7th December 2022, 9:00am to 4:00pm

The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus

New knowledge associated with sheep breeding, efficiency, health and production are topics being addressed by internationally-renowned scientists at SRUC (Scotland's Rural College), Roslin Institute, AbacusBio, Teagasc Ireland and Norway, in a joint event being held for the UK sheep industry.

Sheep on a hill - credit 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.

Cutting edge science in sheep breeding will be presented including new work generated as part of EU and nationally funded research by an international team of experts from the UK, Ireland and Norway involved in small ruminants breeding for efficiency and resilience.

The event, organised by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) in partnership with the Texel Sheep Society, University of Edinburgh and Roslin Innovation Centre_based tenant company 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.It will include presentations on breeding to reduce methane in sheep, breeding to improve lamb survival and the economic and environmental impact of genetic improvement.

The event 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. 

A free lunch will also be available, sponsored by the Horizon 2020 Europe project ‘Smarter’.