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Sheep have played a great role in landscape management, nature conservation, in regional economies and in rural culture in nearly all European countries. Meadows and nature grazed by sheep are amongst the richest biotopes as regards diversity of different plants and insects. Beyond the contribution of sheep to landscape management and nature conservation sheep farming has a potential for the regional economy. All politicians and regional developers talk about experience economy and experience tourism as new opportunities for economic growth. In remote and rural areas sheep and shepherding can make a considerable contribution to sustainable agricultural tourism.

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Best Icelandic Leonardo da Vinci TOI project
by Jolande Leinenbach - Saturday, 1 March 2014, 06:28 PM
Sheepskills was awarded as the best Icelandic Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Information project 2009-2011 (EU LifeLong Learning Programme.

The reason:

Managers and partners did good work. Both with good reporting and the financial administration. Staff were able to mobilize all participants to actually do more than requested in the application. The project shows an interesting manner to open sheepfarmers eyes (the target group), for the opportunity to access new technology and international cooperation to increase education and quality standards in this traditional sector.

Again: thank you all for excellent work to all the partners and participants! smiler

Sheepskills Award
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Sheep Education Catalogue
by Jolande Leinenbach - Tuesday, 15 January 2013, 11:09 PM
An excellent list with education opportunities about sheep and shepherding.
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Sheepskills on Facebook
by Jolande Leinenbach - Tuesday, 15 January 2013, 11:06 PM
Visit to find information about sheep and shepherding around the world!

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Sheepskills on the way to Finland
by Jolande Leinenbach - Friday, 9 March 2012, 11:21 AM
  The decision of Herning Municipality to use sheep and shepherds for nature conservation and innovative tourism (sustainable growth) attracted many journalists from Nordic country. Especially, Finland shows a great interest. Many media - TV, radio, newspapers, magazines reported about the success!

Our Sheepskills shepherds do a great job to promote Sheepskills and thus living rural regions.
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Sheepskills is making an impact!
by Jolande Leinenbach - Saturday, 18 February 2012, 05:50 PM
See article "Får er den ultimate naturpleje"

Maria Evald | 18. februar 2012

Berit Killerich fra Ulfborg var den første professionelle statsansatte fårehyrde i Danmark. Nu skal hun arbejde for Herning Kommune, fordi de håber, hun er bedre til at passe på naturen, end de selv er

Et sted mellem Herning og Holstebro på et stykke natur, der aldrig har været dyrket, kan man se dampen fra 700 får stiger op lige der, himmel og horisont mødes. Fårene tilhører 49-årige Berit Killerich, som er ansat af Herning Kommune til at holde naturen ved lige. Naturen netop her kræver nemlig en hel speciel pleje, som man bedst kan give den med hjælp fra et tusindårigt gammelt erhverv – fårehyrden.

”Dette er den ultimative måde at pleje naturen på,” forklarer hun.

”Men det kræver, at man ikke indhegner fårene og lader dem spise løs. En vandrehyrde har...

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