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.

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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.

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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].