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Jessy’s Farm Safety Art Competition Winners

Jessy the Sheep Dog, our Teagasc Farm Safety mascot, loves to help keep everyone safe on the farm. As part of farm safety week, Jessy and her friends ran an art competition and asked you to show her how you stay safe with livestock on the farm.

The competition aimed to raise awareness among children of the dangers and risks around livestock, and to encourage farm families to think about farm safety. Jessy was very pleased with the response to the competition, receiving over 100 wonderful entries, and would like to thank everyone who went to the huge effort of entering.

Congratulations and well done to all who participated in this year’s Teagasc Farm Safety Competition.

Liam Felle, Co. Galway : Overall Winner

liam felle farm safety drawing

Liam's entry highlights Jessy's Rules for Staying Safe with Livestock. He tells us to 'always close gates', 'always have an adult with you', 'beware of animals after they have given birth', and 'be kind to animals'. These are excellent farm safety messages, and as Jessy says in Liam's drawing "Follow each rule and the farm will be cool!"

Annie Flanagan, Co. Sligo : 4-6 Category Winner

Annie Flanagan farm safety picture

Annie submitted a wonderful drawing of a child with an adult visiting the sheep on their farm. Annie tells us in her drawing to "Close the gate to keep us safe!", This is a very important message when it comes to staying safe with livestock.

Lochlann McCormack, Co. Cavan : 7-9 Category Winner

lochlann mccormack farm safety picture

Lochlann's entry highlights the importance of farm safety and adult supervision on farm. He says: "Be farm safe! Be wise! Have an adult supervise". Lochlann drew a picture of a child and an adult on the farm, a bull with an important farm safety sign, "Beware of the bull", and he also drew a first aid kit and a hand washing station, which are very important things to have on farm to keep safe.

Julie Rohan, Co. Laois : 10-12 Category Winner

Julie Rohan farm safety drawing

Julie sent us a brilliant entry which highlights four aspects of farm safety. In her first picture, Julie tells us that the farm is not a playground and we must be very careful to avoid accidents. In her second drawing, she tells us all about farm safety with different farm animals. She says: "Beware of mothers, they can be very protective of their young". Julie also highlights the danger of animals’ blind spots and of slurry.