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Ballyhaise’22 Dairy Open Day

We are delighted to invite all dairy farmers and dairy industry stakeholders to Ballyhaise’22, on Wednesday 13 July at Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan. "Futureproofing Irish Dairying" is the theme of this event. Find out more about what you can expect to see in the video here

In the clip below, hear from John Kelly, College Principal, Teagasc Ballyhaise Agricultural College; Niamh Lynch, Teagasc Dairy Advisor and Donal Patton, Teagasc Researcher as they bring us through what you can expect to see on the day!

Futureproofing Irish Dairying

The theme of this year’s event is, ‘Futureproofing Irish Dairying’. Irish Dairy farmers have expanded significantly since the abolition of milk quotas in 2015 and this has made a very significant addition to family farm income in rural communities throughout Ireland, and in particular, in the Border Midlands and Western region. Future development of the dairy industry will require a close alignment with EU and national policy objectives, with a particular focus on reduced carbon emissions and improved water and air quality and biodiversity.

Ballyhaise’22 will highlight the various technologies and practices available to farmers to underpin future farm profitability and sustainability.

Ballyhaise’22 is an ideal opportunity to see, at first-hand, the results of the comprehensive research programme undertaken by Teagasc, and to meet research, advisory and education staff.  Financial support for our research programme from state grants and Dairy Levy Research Funds is gratefully acknowledged.

The 4 Main Stands

The main technical stands will cover the following topics:

Profitable Milk Production Systems

New Frontier in Breeding Technology

Adapting to Clover-based Low Nitrogen Systems

Benchmarking Farm Performance

Find out more

Technology Village and Demonstrations

  • Grazing Practice
  • Signpost Programme
  • Improving Nutrient Use and Retention On-Farm
  • Breeding and Reproduction
  • People Farming Smarter

Special Forum: Farmers Meeting the Challenges – From Research to Practice

There will be a panel discussions facilitated by Emma-Louise Coffey from Teagasc. The panel of farmers will discuss their own experiences of adopting various technologies such as clover incorporation in their grazing swards, improved animal breeding and succession planning on farm. Find out more

Live Displays, Demonstrations and Workshops

Demonstrations on grazing management, reseeding, white clover swards, farm infrastructure, high EBI genetics and replacement rearing enterprises will take place throughout the day. 

Research to adoption: Extension methods

A wide range of extension methodologies are employed to facilitate best practice adoption on dairy farms. These include discussion groups, farm walks, seminars, newsletters and short courses on financial management, breeding and grassland. Information on how to avail of these programs will be available on the day.

Further Information:

For full details check out Ballyhaise’22 Dairy Open Day