LANGUAGE: EN – DATE: 12/01/2018
Welcome to the first SheepNet newsletter for 2018 – with some news about the project activities and upcoming events!
We had a fantastic transnational workshop in Timisoara, Romania in November 2017. Over 60 participants attended the 2 day workshop representing stakeholders from the 7 SheepNet countries, and were joined by a delegation from Hungary. The meeting focused on sharing and exchange of solutions to improve sheep productivity by improving fertility rate and pregnancy success and reducing lamb mortality.
A total of 55 solutions, from all partner countries, were presented in 4 solution markets. The solutions presented by each country had been chosen following intense discussion at their respective national workshops. Participants at the workshop had the opportunity to view all the solutions presented and select those that they believed would be of benefit to improving ewe productivity in their own country.
The presented solutions are available to view and/or download from our website (www.sheepnet.network/knowledge-reservoir). Videos showing the most popular solutions, as voted by the participants, are also available on the website. Have a look, it is worth it!
Following the success of Romania, the next transnational workshop will be held in Spain (Vitoria Gasteiz), on 13th and 14th of June 2018. The transnational workshop will be a fantastic opportunity to discover Spanish sheep production and to share ideas and solutions on best practices, as well as, tips and tricks to improve sheep productivity! Go to the website to register your interest (www.sheepnet.network/news) as soon as possible, to reserve a place.
Finally, we wanted to let you know that the next national workshop in Ireland will be held in early May 2018, at Teagasc, Athenry, Co. Galway. This will be an opportunity to hear about the results from the transnational workshop in Romania, as well as, discussing the latest information on solutions for issues concerning lamb mortality, gestation and reproduction. For more information on time and booking, go onto the website (www.sheepnet.network/news).
Representatives from Ireland at the SheepNet Transnational workshop in Romania. From left clockwise: Seamus Fagan (DAFM), Tim Keady (Teagasc, SheepNet National Facilitator), Alan Bohan (Teagasc), John Lynskey (IFA), John Brooks (ICSA) and Frank Hynes (Teagasc).