LAST week, the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association (ITBA) held an excellent webinar titled ‘Focus on Climate Action Plan’.

The panellists discussed some key points in relation to biodiversity which included grassland and pasture management. Every year, and this year in particular, our department at the Irish Equine Centre (IEC) has been asked to investigate reproductive and developmental issues on a number of stud farms throughout the country.