Farmers, vets and all others with an interest in sheep health, welfare and productivity have been invited to attend a series of ovine roadshow events spread the length of the country.

Each regional event - hosted by Bimeda UK - will feature different speakers who are all experts in the area of sheep scab control.

They include:

  • Peter Bates, a specialist veterinary entomologist;
  • Lesley Stubbings, an independent sheep consultant;
  • Neil Fell, a nationwide mobile plunge dipping contractor; and
  • Rachel Mallet, Bimeda veterinary technical services manager.

The speakers will discuss the sheep scab parasite and disease, control options including mobile plunge dipping contractors, an update on resistance to sheep scab treatments and will provide a forum for all attending to share ideas.

Roadshow dates

To book a place at any of these events please email the contacts below with your name, email address and phone number:

  • July 24, 10:30am - Penrith Auction Mart, Cumbria. RSVP by July 17 to: [email protected];
  • July 25, 10:00am - St. Boswell’s Mart, Scottish Borders. RSVP by July 16 to: [email protected];
  • July 26,10:00am - Lochter Activity Centre, Aberdeenshire. RSVP by July 16 to: [email protected];
  • July 31, 11:00am - Hereford Market, RSVP by July 23 to: [email protected];
  • August 1, 11:30am - Launceston Rugby Club, Cornwall. RSVP by July 18 to: [email protected];
  • August 22, 6pm - Ruthin Farmers Auction Co., Denbighshire. RSVP by July 26 to: [email protected].