Moorepark Open Day
Moorepark ’21 - Delivering Sustainability
The Teagasc Moorepark Open Day 2021 Day took place on Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th & Thursday, 16th September 2021. It is repeated over the three days to ensure compliance with government Covid-19 guidelines. The event consisted of a planned onsite event and also a virtual event on Wednesday.
Watch back the main boards from the Moorepark Open Day
Download Moorepark Open Day Booklet 2021 - Irish Dairying - Delivering Sustainability (PDF) 25.4 MB
Open Day topics include:
- strategies to increase farm efficiency and profitability
- grassland management and nutrient use efficiency
- The Signpost Programme
- DairyBeef 500 campaign
- dairy cow breeding
- developing a Great Farm Workplace
Wednesday September 15th, 7pm - Industry Forum
An industry forum was broadcast live from the Moorepark21 Open Day venue on the challenges and opportunities facing the Irish dairy industry.
Facilitated by Sharon Ní Bheoláin from RTÉ, the panel discussion featured:
- Professor Gerry Boyle, Director of Teagasc;
- John Jordan, Chief Executive of Ornua;
- Marie Donnelly, Chairperson of Climate Change Advisory Council
- Padraig Walshe, dairy farmer
Wednesday September 15th, 9am - 2021 NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards
At 9am on Wednesday morning, an awards ceremony celebrating the 2021 NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards took place.
The Dairy Edge Podcast at Moorepark '21
An episode of The Dairy Edge podcast will be released on each day of Moorepark '21. Emma-Louise Coffey will be joined by special guests to discuss topics of interest to dairy farmers. Details of the topics and speakers can be seen below:
- Tuesday, 14th September
Leading reproductive technologies; have they a role to maximise your herds potential?
Dr Stephen Butler, Teagasc
- Wednesday, 15th September
How will the new Nitrates policy impact on your farm business?
Jack Nolan, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine (DAFM)
- Thursday, 16th September
Making your milking process more labour and energy efficient
Dr. John Upton, Ryan Prendergast, Fergal Buckley, Teagasc
There are three ways to listen to the podcast:
- Subscribe on Apple Podcasts
- Subscribe on Spotify
- Or you can listen by visiting www.teagasc.ie/thedairyedge
The Irish dairy industry has been the fastest growing dairy-sector in the EU over the last 10-years, which has contributed greatly to improved economic prosperity in rural Ireland and to growth in employment and exports. These achievements have occurred alongside growing environmental pressures concerning agricultural emissions (GHG and ammonia), reduced water quality and biodiversity loss. Given the ambitious national environmental targets that have been adopted, the dairy industry needs to operate farming systems that are sustainable in economic, social and environmental terms. There is, therefore, an urgent requirement for dairy farmers to adopt new technologies and manage their farming system to minimise its impact on climate change, water and air quality and biodiversity.
Competition is now closed - winners and finalists will be announced at the Moorepark Open Day
We know Irish dairy farmers are passionate about what they do and we want to celebrate their hard work by giving away some prizes
About the Competition?
The ‘This is Dairying’ photo competition aims to highlight the multiple things that make Irish dairying great!
Entries might feature the importance of family on the farm and the dedication to future generations in dairying. Or snap a photo showing farmers’ pride in their herds and commitment to raising healthy calves. Or you could share the amazing landscapes and views you get to see every day at work.
The prize details for the 'This is Dairying' Photo Competition are as follows:
- Overall Winner will receive €500 in One4All Vouchers
- First runner up will receive €250 in One4All Vouchers
- Second runner up will receive €150 in One4All Vouchers
There will be 7 finalists who will each receive a €50 One4All Voucher.