Responsible use of Antimicrobials on Beef and Sheep Farms

FFKS and Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

FFKS ‘Responsible Use of Antimicrobials’ workshops are currently postponed due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. If you have enrolled on a course that is postponed, you will be informed of new dates when we are advised that it is safe to commence meetings again.


Anti-microbial resistance is an increasingly serious threat worldwide where disease causing organisms can develop resistance to antimicrobial drugs, for example, antibiotics. Over time this can lead to the drugs becoming ineffective in treating infections and diseases. A number of workshops focusing on ‘’Responsible Use of Antimicrobials on Beef and Sheep Farms’ have been organised by CAFRE in partnership with AI Services to be delivered throughout Northern Ireland over the coming months by qualified veterinary surgeons.

This course meets the requirements of various farm quality assurance schemes.

Who are the workshops for?

The workshops are free to farmers, members of the farm family and employees. Attendees must pre-register in order to attend a workshop.

Workshop content

Topics covered in the workshops include:

  • What is antimicrobial resistance
  • Types of antimicrobials and their uses
  • Best practice when using antimicrobials
  • Reducing antimicrobial resistance on farm
  • How to avoid residues

Dates and Registration

Tuesday 1st September – Fivemiletown – 7.30pm

Thursday 3rd September – Markethill – 7.30pm

Tuesday 8th September – Omagh -7.30pm

Thursday 10th September – Drumahoe – 7.30pm

Thursday 10th September – Newcastle – 7.30pm

Thursday 10th September – Tassagh – 7.30pm

Tuesday 15th September – Maghera – 7.30pm

Tuesday 15th September – Enniskillen – 7.30pm

Thursday 17th September – Greyabbey – 7.30pm

Thursday 17th September  –  Ballynahinch – 7.30pm

Tuesday 22nd September – Dungannon – 7.30pm

Thursday 24th September – Newry – 7.30pm

Thursday 24th September – Portadown – 7.30pm

Thursday 24th September – Strabane – 7.30pm

Tuesday 29th September – Cookstown – 7.30pm

Thursday 1st October – Carrickmore – 7.30pm

Thursday 1st October – Banbridge – 7.30pm

New dates and venues are coming soon

Click HERE to enrol.

For further information contact AI Services:

T – 028 9083 3123