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Virtual Sheep Week

Day 5 - Friday September 25th - Policy and Environment 

On Friday the focus was on policy and environment. If you missed anything on the day the webinar, publications and videos are all available below 


National and EU Policy and Environment affecting sheep production was the theme for Friday’s webinar. The live panel discussion was led by Professor Gerry Boyle, Director of Teagasc he was joined live by:

  • Jack Nolan, Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine
  • Kevin Hanrahan, Head of Rural Economy Development Programme, Teagasc Athenry
  • Michael Gottstein, Head of Sheep Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc
  • Dominika Krol, Research Officer, Teagasc 

Dominika Krol's main focus was on environment research currently taking place.

Kevin Hanrahan focused on the impact of national and EU policies as well as BREXIT on the profitability and sustainability of Irish lowland and hill sheep production.

Michael Gottstein will focused on environmental policy and issues affecting the sheep industry.



 Environment and Policy Videos



  • Sustainable Uplands Agri-Environment Scheme - SUAS

    Sheep grazing the hills provides valuable service in managing the uplands for biodiversity, water quality, flood prevention & in combatting climate change. Declan Byrne outlines the SUAS project which aims to develop solutions to challenges facing farmers and communities in the Wicklow/Dubl

  • Farmer Health and Wellbeing

    Farmer Health and Wellbeing

  • Measuring Nitrous Oxide

    Aude Mancia, PhD student in Teagasc Athenry tells us about an experiment she is working on on measuring nitrous oxide