Strategy offers learning opportunity

The QMS Scottish Sheep Strategy is offering the chance for one enthusiastic person from the sheep industry in Scotland to participate in a major sheep breeding event.

The strategy is offering a person interested in sheep farming, including farmers, students and researchers, the opportunity to go to the Sheep Breeders Round Table 2009 which will be held at Stratford Upon Avon between Friday 13 and Sunday 15 November.

The sponsorship will cover the winning delegate’s conference fee, accommodation for the duration of the conference and travel expenses up to the value of £200 – please note that there will be no cash alternative. The whole package is worth about £500 to the winner.

The Sheep Breeders Round Table is a biennial event and an excellent opportunity to meet with the forward thinkers in the global sheep industry.

QMS Livestock Development Manager, Kathy Peebles, said: “We’re looking for an engaged and forward thinking person to go to this event, where they’ll get the opportunity to hear from and meet some of the top people working in the sheep industry both in Britain and abroad.

“The conference covers the whole gamut of sheep breeding from practical farming advice to the use of cutting edge genetic technology all aimed at helping create a more sustainable sheep sector. It should be of tremendous value for whoever goes.”

The winner will be expected to give a presentation of their findings to the Scottish Sheep Strategy Committee.

If you are interested in taking part in this competition please forward your contact details and reasons why you should be chosen to attend to this event in no more than 200 words by 5pm Friday 9 October 2009