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Talking Timber Event, Kildalton Ag College, Co Kilkenny

Teagasc's Forestry Development Department will run two Timber Marketing Days where forest owners will have the opportunity to meet with timber buyers, harvesting contractors and foresters. These two events will take place on:

  • Tuesday 26 August 2014 at Kildalton Agricultural College, Piltown, Co Kilkenny
  • Tuesday 2 September 2014 at the Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar, Co Westmeath

Talking Timber are two timber marketing events organised by Teagasc with the co-operation of the Irish timber industry and the Forest Service, DAFM.

The first event will be held at Kildalton Agricultural College, Piltown, County Kilkenny on Tuesday 26 August while the second event will take place one week later on Tuesday 2 September at the Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

Buying and selling timber

Both events will provide an opportunity for forest owners to find out more about the timber selling process and the harvesting options available to them. This will give forest owners a better appreciation how thinning works.

Feedback from forest owners has also highlighted the need for a suitable forum to engage with key players involved in the harvest and purchase of timber. Both Talking Timber events will facilitate forest owners who have timber for sale to make contact with timber buyers in their area.

These events will also be of great interest to forest owners whose forests suffered wind damage earlier this year.

Programme

Registration is at 9.30 am. Event runs from 10 am to 2 pm.

The day will start with an outdoor demonstration organised by the Irish Forestry and Forest Products Association where participants will have the opportunity to view the quality of timber required by Irish sawmills. This outdoor demonstration will be followed by short, snappy indoor presentations from Teagasc, the Forest Service and speakers from the forest industry.

There will be ample networking opportunities for both timber sellers and buyers at these timber marketing events as a number of companies and contractors will have a stand at these venues.

This is a valuable opportunity for forest owners to meet with those buying timber in your area.

Further information:

  • Co Kilkenny event (26 August), contact John Casey, Michael Somers
  • Co Westmeath event (2 September), contact Liam Kelly
  • You can also contact your local forestry development officer to find out more.