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Let's Talk Cattle & Sheep Webinar Series

 Let's Talk Cattle & Sheep Webinar Series

A series of webinars for Irish drystock farmers will be hosted by Teagasc.

Make sure to join Fortnightly on Wednesday evening at 6.30pm for timely, relevant and practical advice to allow you make better management decisions on your farm. 

And be prepared to get involved in the discussion – there will be an opportunity for you to pose your questions to each week’s presenters. 

Topics covered during May will include:

Previous Webinars

Wednesday, 19 August 
6.30pm

Sheep Flock Health 

Agenda:

  • Ovine abortions
  • Reducing the risk through vaccination
  • Vaccination handling, storage and administration

Speakers: 

  • Hosted by Teagasc Sheep Specialist Team
  • Guest Speaker; Sarah Campbell, MSD Veterinary Adviser
  • Moderated by Ciaran Lynch, Teagasc Sheep Specialist

 

Wednesday, 5 August

Teagasc Green Acres Dairy Calf to Beef programme

Speakers
Alan Dillon, Teagasc (Facilitator), Sean Cummins Teagasc Green Acres advisor, James Fitzgerald Teagasc Green Acres advisor

Topics covered

  • What makes a profitable calf to beef system
  • Purchase prices of dairy calves
  • Nutritional management of calves
  • Finishing systems

Wednesday, 15 July
6.30pm

BEAM Scheme Requirements- Don’t get penalised!!

Speakers
Alan Dillon, Teagasc (Facilitator); Aidan Murray, Teagasc Beef Specialist; Christy Watson, Teagasc B&T Advisor Kildare

Topics to be covered
BEAM scheme requirements; Key dates to comply with in the scheme; How to avoid a penalty; Worked examples of farmers on how to plan out a drop in organic N

Wednesday, 24 June
6.30pm

Managing Anthelmintic Resistance on sheep farms
Presentation by Orla Kean Teagasc Researcher and Ciaran Lynch Teagasc Sheep Specialist
Discussion with Damian Costello, Teagasc Sheep Specialist
Facilitated by Michael Gottstein, Teagasc Sheep Specialist

Wednesday, 10 June
6.30pm

Incorporating White Clover on Cattle and Sheep farms
Presentations by: 
James Humphreys, Teagasc Moorepark and Eddie O’Riordan, Teagasc Grange
Facilitated by Alan Dillon, Teagasc Cattle Specialist

Wednesday, 27 May
6.30pm

Reducing Lameness in Sheep
Presentation by Aurelie Morales, Zoetis
Discussion with Damian Costello, Teagasc Sheep Specialist
Facilitated by Michael Gottstein, Teagasc Sheep Specialist


Wednesday, 13 May
6.30pm

Suckler Breeding Targets
Presentation by Martina Harrington, Teagasc Cattle Specialist
Discussion with Michael McManus, Teagasc Derrypatrick suckler herd
Facilitated by Alan Dillon, Teagasc Cattle Specialist