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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:

 

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Past Events

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

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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

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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. 

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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. 

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Thursday, 3 June |  8pm

Shane Moore Teagasc BETTER Sheep Farmer Virtual Farm Walk 

On the 3rd June, as we sat 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 included:

  • 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 was chaired by Ciaran Lynch, Teagasc Sheep Specialist and speakers on the night included Frank Campion, Teagasc Reseacher ; Damian Costello, Teagasc Sheep Specialist; Michael Conroy, Teagasc Advisor and Shane Moore, Teagasc BETTER Sheep Farmer.