Responsible use of Antimicrobials on Beef and Sheep Farms


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 7th January – 7.00pm – Enniskillen

Thursday 9th January – 7.00pm – Limavady

Monday 13th January – 7.00pm – Swatragh

Tuesday 14th January – 7.00pm – Carrickmore

Tuesday 14th January – 7.00pm – Greyabbey

Wednesday 22nd January – 7.00pm – Omagh

Tuesday 28th January – 7.30pm – Larne

Tuesday 28th January – 7.00pm – Omagh

Thursday 30th January – 7.00pm – Loughgiel

To enrol or from further information contact AI Services:

T – 028 9083 3123