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The SFT Ruminant Conference and AGM for 2022 has been changed to 21st April

January 9, 2022 7:38 pm by Inge Verwoerd

The SFT Ruminant Conference and AGM 2022 has been changed from 7th to 21st April to avoid conflict for those who will also want to attend to Dairy-Tech 2022 which has been re-scheduled for 7 April.   The SFT Ruminant Conference will now take place on Thursday 21st April at the Windmill Hotel and Spa, […]

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SFT Poultry Conference returns as Virtual with a Live Q&A on 20th January 2022 at 3.30pm.

December 22, 2021 10:00 am by Inge Verwoerd

Welcome in the New Year of 2022 with a top class conference incorporating a range of topical items presented by world class contributors and the programme Chaired by Dr. Bronagh Owens, Director, Poultry Division, Devenish. The recorded presentations will be available to delegates via the SFT website on Friday 14th January. The Live Q&A will […]

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SFT to resume live, face to face conferences from January 2022.

October 4, 2021 11:14 am by Inge Verwoerd

The  SFT Annual Poultry Conference will be held at the Windmill Hotel, Coventry on Thursday January 20th 2022. The SFT Annual Ruminant Conference and AGM will be held on 7th April 2022 at the Windmill Hotel, Coventry . Plans for a June 2022 SFT NextGen conference are underway. The SFT Pig Conference will be held […]

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THE SFT VIRTUAL PIG CONFERENCE AND LIVE Q&A – THURSDAY 4th NOVEMBER 2021 – BOOK NOW

September 16, 2021 10:32 am by Inge Verwoerd

THE PROGRAMME: Chair: Professor Ilias Kyriazakis, Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University, Belfast.   Iron supplementation of piglet feeds: Professor Cormac O’Shea, Associate Professor of Non-ruminant Science, University of Nottingham.   Effects of birth and weaning weight on lifetime performance: Dr. Ramon Muns, Principal Scientific Officer, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Hillsborough.   Low crude […]

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SFT Management Committee and Officers for 2021-2022

May 8, 2021 10:53 am by Inge Verwoerd

Name Position Specialist Area  Dr. John Dunne President  Dr. Richard Remmer Vice President Pig  Andrew Lunt  Treasurer  John Davies  Secretary  Melanie Blake  Management Committee NextGen  Tom Butler  Management Committee Ruminant  Dr. Siobhan Carroll  Management Committee Poultry  Emily Marshall  Management Committee Poultry  Gary McIntyre  Management Committee Poultry  Dr. Alex Wealleans  Management Committee NextGen  James McCulloch  AIC […]

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SFT 2021 and 2022 DIARY DATES

May 4, 2021 9:33 am by Inge Verwoerd

The Annual SFT Pig Conference will be on Thursday September 4th 2021.  Further details will follow.   The Annual Poultry Conference will be on Thursday January 20th 2022. Further details will follow.   The Annual Ruminant Conference will be on Thursday April 7th 2022. Further details will follow.   The Annual General Meeting will be […]

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The 2020 Edgar Pye Research Scholars.

December 8, 2020 1:04 pm by Inge Verwoerd

The 2020 Edgar Pye Research Scholars. The Edgar Pye Research Trust has, due to the generosity of its sponsors, awarded two Scholarships of £2000 each for 2020. The scholars are: Sophie Mahendran, Royal Veterinary College, whose research topic is “The effect of calf size on feeding behaviours and social interactions within large groups fed on […]

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Dr Peter Darashah dies

May 20, 2020 5:45 pm by Inge Verwoerd

A founder of the SFT and active member for many years Dr Peter Darashah has died in his home town of Cork. Peter’s last SFT appearance was a speaker in 2017 at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the founding of SFT.

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Dr Wes Ewing.

April 13, 2020 11:30 am by Inge Verwoerd

It is very sad news that Dr Wes Ewing had passed away from a heart attack. He used to be a regular attendee at SFT meetings. Our thoughts are with his wife, Alison and their children.

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