On a daily basis there seems to be no escape from Brexit headlines and the hypothesis on how detrimental this choice by the British electorate could be to our red meat industry in the UK. It was, therefore, refreshing to get an invite to a SheepNet workshop in Timisoara, Romania.

SheepNet is an EU network about practice-driven innovation to improve productivity of sheep within both a meat and milk context. A critical component of farmers’ income and, therefore, of the sustainability and attractiveness of sheep farming is the number of lambs reared per ewe put to the ram, and the number of milking ewes per ewe put to the ram.