On Tuesday 13th February 2018 Bimeda in association with Terence O Shea Animal Health hosted a sheep seminar on Ectoparasites in sheep with Padraig Hyland MVB from Castlecomer Vets in Kilkenny. The hosts for the talk were Tim & Eileen Creedon at the Top Of Coom public house, Kilgarvan, on the Kerry Cork border.
There was an attendance of over 50 farmers to hear topics such as lice, scab, ticks, and blowfly on sheep; diseases associated with each and treatments. There were husbandry refresher on biosecurity and preparing for lambing. There was a draw for 3 spot prizes. Each attendee received a Bimeda goodie bag on the night. There was a great question and answer session with much interaction form the crowd with both Padraig the vet and Terence. Refreshments were served post the event.
RTE were present on the day as they were filming a day in the life in rural Ireland and how social interaction is so important in isolated regional areas. Pascal Sheehy of RTE interviewed and filmed farmers during the day, attended the educational talk, and spoke to local people on how important it is to have a central focal point in rural Ireland for talks like the Bimeda sponsored one and bringing people together of all ages.
Bimeda are delighted to support regional educational events like this one in South Kerry. On Wednesday 28th February, Bimeda will host another sheep information evening at the Brooklane Hotel in Kenmare at 8pm, with 7.30pm registration.