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Virtual Sheep Week 2020 - Friday


The focus of Virtual Sheep Week on Friday, 25 September is Policy and Environment. Guest speaker, Senator Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity will join us on this, the last day of Virtual Sheep Week

Live@Athenry - 7pm

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

  • Senator Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity
  • Kevin Hanrahan, Head of Rural Economy Development Programme, Teagasc Athenry
  • Michael Gottstein, Head of Sheep Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc
  • Jack Nolan, Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine

No registration required. Join the live stream from Athenry each evening at 7pm on www.teagasc.ie/virtualsheepweek or www.facebook.com/teagasc. We’ll be dedicating the week to Teagasc Sheep and will be posting videos and updates throughout each day. Follow Friday's activities by staying tuned to our social media channels or by searching #VirtualSheepWeek for all information posted.

Social Media

Throughout the day we will also be releasing, on social media and other platforms, a series of video clips and technical articles covering areas such as:

  • Promoting greater plant and animal biodiversity on lowland sheep farms
  • Promoting greater plant and animal diversity on hill and upland farms sheep farms
  • Are there learnings from the EIPs that have potential for more widespread adoption on sheep farms
  • Farm safety issues on sheep farms