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Sheep 2018 Farm to Fork

06 July 2018
Type Event Proceeding

Saturday 7 July | Teagasc, Athenry

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Sheep production is a significant contributor to the agricultural and national economy producing 67,000t of sheepmeat valued at more than €320m annually.  At the event there was a very strong emphasis on technology transfer relating to all aspects of sheep production from grassland, breeding, flock health, nutrition, hill sheep, BETTER Farms, the environment, health and safety, meat industry and markets, education and wool, in addition to factual and informative stands on farm partnerships, inheritance and farm management. 

Pictured at the opening of Sheep 2018 -Farm to Fork - Kathryn Roche, John Walsh, Irish Country Meats; Professor Gerry Boyle, Teagasc Director; Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle, T.D;  Peter Keaveney, Leas Chathaoirleach, Galway Co Council; James Smyth,  Irish Country Meats and Michael Diskin, Teagasc.