Talking Timber event in Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Where Forest Owners meet Timber Buyers
Teagasc's Forestry Development Department will run three Timber Marketing Days where forest owners will have the opportunity to meet with timber buyers, harvesting contractors and foresters. One of these events will take place on 7 September in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, Co Donegal.
Talking Timber are timber marketing events organised by Teagasc with the co-operation of the Irish timber industry and the Forest Service, DAFM.
Buying and selling timber
These events will provide an opportunity for forest owners to find out more about the timber sales process and the harvesting options available to them. This will give forest owners a better appreciation how the thinning sales process works and how timber value can be maximised.
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. The Talking Timber events will facilitate forest owners who have timber for sale to make contact with timber buyers in their area.
Registration is at 9.30 am. Event runs from 10am to 2pm.
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.
9.30am – 10.00am Registration
10.00am – 10.45am Opening and outdoor IFFPA presentation / Viewing of timber
10.45am – 11.30am Coffee and networking
11.30am – 12.45pm Forestry sector presentations:
- Optimising Forest Management (PDF) - Steven Meyen, Forestry Adviser, Teagasc
- Forest Regulations and Support Schemes (PDF) - Martin Regan, Forest Service (DAFM)
- Forestry Taxation - Declan McEvoy, Head of Tax, IFAC Accountants
- Inishowen Forestry Owners Group (PDF) - William Callaghan, Clonmany, Inishowen
12.45pm – 1.15pm Questions and answers
1.15pm – 2.00pm Networking opportunity
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.
- Co Donegal event (7 September), contact Steven Meyen
You can also contact your local forestry advisor to find out more.