Teagasc at the National Ploughing Championships
With an overall theme of ‘Science Supporting Farmers’, the Teagasc presence at the National Ploughing Championships is larger than ever this year. Exhibits will address every aspect of your farm business.
Whether your interest is in beef, sheep, dairy or tillage, we will have an expert present. From ACRES, farm management, transferring your family farm, furthering your education or if you just have a general query on any aspect of farming or agricultural research, there will be someone available to guide you.
In the below video, Mark Moore of Teagasc Knowledge Transfer Publications, gives an overview of attractions present at the Teagasc stand, located at Block 2 Row 21 Stand 337.
One of the key attractions at the event is AgNav – a new programme brought to you by Teagasc, Bord Bia and ICBF, which enables you to establish your Carbon figure live at the event.
Furthermore, young and old will have the opportunity to test their machinery safety skills. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) is investing ~€1.2 million in machinery simulators for use in education settings and one will be available on the Teagasc stand.
The Teagasc Food Programme will also showcase world-leading research and expertise in food for health, food quality, and food innovation. The VistaMilk SFI Research centre led by Teagasc will present a 3D cow model. Accessorised with sensors, this model will demonstrate digitalisation in the dairy industry.
The outdoor area of the exhibit will demonstrate how Teagasc is using science and the latest technologies to help farmers feed the world profitably, protect the environment and reduce the output of greenhouse gases. Advisors will demonstrate digital tools developed to enhance the service for farmers. Additionally, live animals will showcase how it’s possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions per calf and increase profit per cow calved. This year, sheep will also be featured.
Other outdoor exhibits include: cover crops; soil profiles; red and white clover; multispecies swards; managing high production swards; and managing parasite resistance and plant nutrients.
There will be demonstrations of opportunities in forestry and biodiversity, while a new high-tech exhibit will show how water moves across the soil surface and down the profile.
Teagasc at the Ploughing
Over the course of the National Ploughing Championships, some of the key highlights have been featured on Teagasc Daily. Check these out below: