July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Galway Area Advisory Office
Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co. Galway

Sheep2018: Farm to Fork

Event Time 10am
Venue Teagasc, Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co. Galway

Sheep 2018: Farm to Fork is the major sheep event in Ireland this year and takes place in Teagasc, Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co. Galway on Saturday, 7th July 2018 starting 10.00am and finishing at 6.00pm.

Sheep 2018: Farm to Fork, is proudly supported by Irish Country Meats, and is organised by Teagasc, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Galway County Council, Sheep Ireland, Bord Bia, UCD, and Irish Farmers Journal. Admission is Free.

There is a positive outlook for sheep production, and this event will bring together all interested parties, with the common aim of capitalising on the potential that sheep production offers.

However, this is not just a sheep event. It will also be of interest to those with an interest in rural affairs.

Food Village

This year, to tie in with Galway having been awarded the European Region of Gastronomy designation, there will be a significant emphasis on food. This will be hosted in a specially designated Food Village. Teagasc has linked up with Bord Bia and Galway County Council for this aspect of the event.

The food village will include food science, cooking demonstrations, artisan food, and food markets. Information relating to establishing a food company will also be available.

Event Programme

There will be a comprehensive programme, in booklet form, covering all activities and this will be distributed free of charge to all attending.

Attractions on the day include:

  • Extensive range of Commercial Exhibitors
  • Sheep Breed Competitions
  • Sheep Breed Displays
  • Demonstration of Sheepdog Training
  • Food Village

Technical information on all aspects of sheep production:

  • Grassland
  • Breeding
  • Nutrition
  • Flock Health

Villages throughout the site which will include practical workshops:

  • Flock Health
  • Grassland Management
  • Sheep Breeding
  • Hill Sheep Production
  • Environmental Awareness and Management
  • Agricultural Education
  • Wool and Wool Products
  • Meat Industry and Markets
  • The Science of Farming
  • Health and Safety

Sheep 2018: Farm to Fork, is proudly supported by Irish Country Meats

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