Teagasc’s winter sheep seminars kick off this week, with the first meeting taking place in Dungarven, Waterford on Wednesday at 8pm.

Teagasc are encouraging all interested parties to attend the series of seminars, which take place throughout the country in November and December.

Speaking to AgriLand this morning, its sheep expert Michael Gottstein commented that “the seminars are being organised by the different area units around the country”.

He noted topics such as nutrition, breeding, genetics, herd health and improving margins from sheep production will be discussed at the events. An external speaker relevant to the industry will also be invited by each area unit.

Gottstein said: “The seminars are something we do ever year and there always very informative for farmers. I would encourage sheep farmers to attend,” he added.

The meetings take place over the next number of week’s dates and venues are as follows:

13 Nov Waterford Teagasc Office, Dungarven 8pm
19 Nov Mayo The Valkenburgh, Ballinrobe 8pm
19 Nov Kildare Teagasc Office, Naas 8pm
21 Nov Galway Teagasc Office, Athenry 8pm
21 Nov Donegal Inishowen Co-op, Carndonagh 7.30pm
25 Nov Tippearary Cahir House Hotel, Cahir 8pm
26 Nov Cork East Corrin Mart, Fermoy 8pm
27 Nov Cork West Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney 8pm
28 Nov Donegal The Clannree Hotel, Letterkenny 7.30pm
28 Nov Westmeath Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar 8pm
04 Dec Meath Teagasc Office, Navan 8pm
04 Dec Kerry Benners Hotel, Dingle 7.30pm
04 Dec Roscommon Abbey Hotel, Roscommon 8pm
14 Jan Galway Teagasc Office, Ballinasloe 8pm