2016 Seminar Programme

This programme is subject to any possible changes beyond our control. Any changes will be made to the website, and on the day of event display board. The South Sheep Seminar is sponsored by AHDB.


10.30am     Opening ceremony with His Grace The Duke of Montrose, NSA President
                                     Also a welcome from Sir Henry Rumbold, our host.


10.45am     ‘Breeds for Needs’ – Choosing the Right Ewes for your Farm and Management.

Chaired by: Dr Liz Genever – AHDB Beef & Lamb
Speakers: Mark Candy, Lleyn Breeder
Alan Derryman, NZ Romney Breeder
Ian McDougal, vet with breeding interests
John Mason, North of England Mules Breeder


11.45am     New Ways to Tackle the Threat of Worms

Chaired by: Dr Hannah Rose – Bristol University
Speaker: Dr Alasdair Nesbitt – Moredun Institute


12.30-1.15                              LUNCH


1.15pm     Optimizing Breeding Season in Sheep

Speaker: Katherine Timms, Technical Advisor at Ceva Animal Health


2pm – 3pm      EU Referendum Debate

Chaired by: Phil Stocker – National Sheep Association CEO
Speakers: Sir Peter Kendall
Owen Patterson MP


3.10pm Ewe Nutrition and Condition Score – Its Impact on Lamb Performance

Speakers: Nerys Wright, AHDB Beef & Lambs
Matt Blyth from Didling Farms, Midhurst


4pm Prizes & Awards ceremony

4.30pm A few words from Phil Stocker.