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 have 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. Solutions were presented by each country which had been chosen following intense discussion at their respective national workshops.
A total of 55 solutions, from all partner countries, were presented in 4 solution markets. Participants 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 13-14 June 2018. These 2 days 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 make sure you can book a place.
Finally, we wanted to let you know that the next national workshop will be held on 20th March 2018, at Carfraemill, in Scotland. This will be an afternoon/evening meeting, with the 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, and seeing friendly faces again. For more information on time and booking, go onto the website (www.sheepnet.network/news), or contact directly Val Angus (email@example.com).