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Sunday 22 January 2017

Sheep trade is focus of ICSA event

Published 08/02/2012 | 06:00

The outlook for the sheep trade is the primary focus of a major seminar next week, which will feature speakers from Bord Bia, the British-based National Sheep Association, Kepak and the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland.

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The seminar, hosted by the ICSA, will take place next Monday in the Lord Bagenal Hotel, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow.

The line-up of speakers includes Andrew Doyle, chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture; Declan Fennell, sheep specialist, Bord Bia; Bob Cahill, Kepak, Hacketstown; Phil Stocker, National Sheep Association; Liam Handy, Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland; Eric Driver, assistant manager of Tullow Livestock Mart; Catherine O'Leary, veterinary adviser, MSD Animal Health; and Gabriel Gilmartin, ICSA president.

The fee for the seminar is €15 (booked in advance; €20 on the day).

Call ICSA at 057 866 2120 or email

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