Let's Talk Sheep Webinars
A series of webinars for Irish sheep farmers will be hosted monthly by Teagasc.
Make sure to join once a month on a Thursday evening at 8pm for timely, relevant and practical advice to allow you make better management decisions on your sheep 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.
See below for upcoming events:
Thursday, 3 June | 8pm
Shane Moore Teagasc BETTER Sheep Farmer Virtual Farm Walk
Join us at 8pm on the 3 June, as we sit down with BETTER Sheep Farmer Shane Moore in a hour long interactive webinar to discuss infrastructure required for flock expansion on your sheep farm!
Topics discussed on the night will include:
- Grazing Infrastructure
- Grassland Management
- PBI & Lamb Performances on Shane's farm
- Sheep Shed Design, Costs and Building process
- Footbath and Handling Facilities Design
This webinar will be chaired by Teagasc Sheep Specialist Ciaran Lynch and speakers on the night will include: Teagasc Reseacher Frank Campion; Teagasc Sheep Specialists Damian Costello; Teagasc Advisor Michael Conroy and Teagasc BETTER Sheep Farmer Shane Moore.
Thursday, 4 February | 8pm
Reducing Mortality at Lambing Time
During this webinar, the team of Teagasc Sheep Specialists covered topics such as:
- Hygiene – reducing challenge from infection during lambing and early life
- Nutrition – feeding the ewe to maximise colostrum quality and quantity
- Nutrition of the new born lamb – stomach tubing
- Health care – preventing infection and treating lambs with hypothermia
Thursday, 4 March | 8pm
Grazing Management from Turnout to Weaning
On this hour long webinar, Teagasc Sheep Specialist, Ciaran Lynch and Sheep Researcher, Philip Creighton covered the following topics:
- Fertiliser Application
- Pre / Post Grazing Targets
- Grouping up lambs
- Matching growth rate to demand
Thursday, 8 April | 8pm
Nematodirus / Coccidiosis in Lambs
Dr. Orla Keane from Teagasc discussed Nematodirus infection in young lambs. This is very timely as the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) have just issued their Nematodirus forecast which has indicated that peak hatching and infection will be about a week earlier this year due to higher soil temperature this spring. Orla gave an insight into the symptoms of the disease, what control products to use and how to reduce the risk of infection to lambs.
Mr. Michael Gottstein from Teagasc discussed coccidiosis infection in young lambs. This is a condition which also occurs in the young lambs around the same time that we start to see issues with Nematodirus. Michael outlined the symptoms, control and hygiene measures.
Thursday, 6 May | 8pm
Silage Making on Sheep Farms
This webinar covered the area of silage production on sheep farms. Dr. Tim Keady, Teagasc joined host Ciaran Lynch to discuss the key factors impacting silage feed value. He also outlined key management factors in the production of high feed value silage, including fertiliser management, harvest date and wilting.