Summer Breeding Workshops 2019

Summer Breeding Workshops 2019

This year in conjunction with Teagasc, Sheep Ireland will be holding breeding evening workshops throughout Ireland. This is the first time that these events will specifically cater for commercial farmers and pedigree breeders together. To do this the attendees will be split (Pedigree Breeders / Commercial farmers) for a period of time to enable target information to be given to each group. Topics covered each evening will include:

  • The Sheep Ireland genetic evaluations (€urostars)
  • The benefits that can be achieved using evaluations
  • Marketing: How to use evaluations to promote your business
  • The importance of having a strategic breeding policy
  • Maximising the use of EID
  • Flock Health, Ewe and Ram NCT, Bio-Security

Each event will begin at 7:00pm with light refreshments available after the event.

This is a great opportunity for commercial farmers and breeders to gain some valuable breeding practice information to increase genetic gain on Irish sheep farms. Sheep Ireland encourages everyone to go to one of the 7 available dates. Workshops are based all over the country to ensure that farmers and breeders get prime opportunities to attend.

Important note: All events are Department of Agriculture approved Knowledge Transfer events.

See outline of dates, names and locations of workshops:

DateFarmWorkshop LocationEircodes
Thurs 4th JulyAndrew MoloneyEdenderry, Co. OffalyR45 W596
Tues 9th JulyBrian NicholsonJohnstown, Co. KilkennyE41 RT66
Thurs 11th JulyPJ FinnertyBrideswell, Co. RoscommonN37 TK83
Tues 16th JulyJohn O’ConnellBallinamore, Co. LeitrimN41 N977
Thurs 18th JulyPatrick DunneRathdrum, Co. WicklowA67 E162
Tues 23rd JulyAlistair McNairNewtowncunningham, Co. DonegalF93 FE82
Wed 31st JulyDenis & Shane CarrollKillarney, Co. KerryV93 D458
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