The North Kildare Sheep Producer Group has launched a bursary offering a young sheep farmer or a candidate interested in sheep production an opportunity to widen their experience of sheep production enterprises.

The bursary, supported by FBD and O Donovan Engineering, provides funding of €3,000 and is targeted at candidates under the age of 26 years.  Application can be obtained here.

The closing date for the bursary is 15 July 2013.

The North Kildare Sheep Producer Group was set up 23 years ago as a selling group for sheep. The group currently consists of 50 members with throughput in the past two to three years ranging between 10,000 and 12,000 sheep.  The group each year organises activities with a social and educational aspect. If you are interested in joining or finding out more information email [email protected]

The bursary was established to aid and support sheep farmers of the future. Group members are keen to attract young farmers to the sheep sector.

Image courtesy North Kildare Sheep Producer Group