FOLLOWING its very successful online Ask The Experts Series, the next of which takes place on Thursday, (May 28th) the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association (ITBA) has been planning and adapting its educational programme in response to the Government’s guidelines on Covid-19.
With internet based meetings, webinars, even online bloodstock sales fast becoming a reality, the ITBA will host a number of web-based workshops during June and July.
In the first week of June, there will be a series of workshops to cover the fundamentals of equine first aid with the second week’s workshops addressing therapeutic techniques for broodmares, foals and young stock.
Through June and into July the ITBA plans to host workshops on digital marketing, grassland management, as well as a series of health and safety webinars. It will continue to engage with LEO (local enterprise offices) and hope to host a webinar for breeders about accessing business support for their operations. Further details will be announced in due course.
For information on or registration for these educational workshops email Kerry Ryan.
Commenting on the ITBA’s activities and plans for the next number of weeks, Ryan said: “We would like to acknowledge the support we receive from the Department of Agriculture, which generously co-funds the ITBA Educational Programme, as we modify our delivery format to respond to Covid-19.
“The ITBA team continues to support and work for Irish thoroughbred breeders and are always just a phone call away.”