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Upcoming Teagasc Events June 2024

Upcoming Teagasc Events June 2024

Teagasc will host a range of informative events over the coming weeks.

BeSafe Conference

Join us on 18 June 2024, 9am - 11:30am, at Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15. Eircode: D15 DY05

This seminar brings together two pieces of recently completed work that provides insights into the relationship between stress and wellbeing amongst farmers and, the prevalence and level of deaths from suicide.

Click here to register for the event!  

The seminar will be opened by Minister Martin Heydon and addressed by Prof Hazel Dalton, Senior Research Fellow of Rural Public Health (Health Services) at the Rural Health Research Institute at Charles Sturt University in Orange, NSW, Australia. Her research interests include rural health, mental health and health promotion.

The seminar is aimed at agriculture and mental health policy stakeholders, including organisations supporting farm and rural communities, and researchers working in this area. It marks the last public event organised as part of the Behaviours for Safer Farming project which is funded by the Department of Agriculture. Food and the Marine.

Clover workshops

The Teagasc Grass10 and Clover 150 team, along with the Advisory regions are hosting a series of Clover Workshops across the country. Details can be found in the table below.

Date Location Time
12 June Pat Cronin, Kilnamartrya, Co. Cork P12 XW98 7.30pm
13 June Diarmuid & Sean Fitzgerald, Cratloe, Co. Clare V95 EP9F 11am
13 June Niall & Gerry Moloney, Crecora, Co. Limerick V94 W1C9 7pm
17 June John Phelan, Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford X91 H5K7 11am
18 June Alex & Michael McCarthy, Feenagh, Co. Limerick V35 RF70 11am
18 June John & Michael Casey, Causeway, Co. Kerry V92 FN72 7pm
20 June Kieran Kennedy, Buttevant, Co. Cork P51 VP82 11am
20 June Tanner Family, Curravarahane, Bandon, Co. Cork P72 XP38 7pm
21 June Michael Doran, Duncormick, Co. Wexford Y35 X735 11am
27 June Michael & Dermot Kavanagh, Lispole, Co. Kerry V92 HY88 11am
28 June Patrick O'Neill, Edgewordstown, Co. Longford N39 Y899 11am
2 July James Barber, Knockfin, Rathdowney, Co Laois R32 E8H2 12pm
4 July Michael Carroll, Granagh, Co Limerick V35 EP29 11am

Broiler NET - The Roadshow 

Join us in Monaghan and Cork on the 18th and 19th of June.

Monaghan: 18 June 2024, 8pm - 10pm, Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan, Coolshannagh, Co. Monaghan. Eircode: H18 Y220
Click here to register for the event!

Cork: 19 June 2024, 8pm - 10pm, Corrin Event Centre, Corrin, Fermoy, Co. Cork. Eircode: P61 EE37
Click here to register for the event! 

Broiler NET has established 13 discussion groups across Europe with key broiler industry stakeholder working together to address issues on three themes:

  • environmental sustainability
  • animal welfare
  • animal health management

Rebecca Tierney, Teagasc Poultry Advisor will present the finding to date and give the outline for the remaining project and how you, as a producer, can be involved.

John Shiels, MSD will present on one of the key issues identified under animal health management, chick quality. Chick quality is a critical determinant of the success and sustainability of poultry production systems. This will focus on measures (before arrival of the chicks to the farm and during the first week of life) to reduce mortality mainly due to infectious problems during this first days of the rearing period.

Ciaran McCabe/Brian Denn, IFAC will discuss recent changes to the interpretation to the VAT rules for farmers. This will include VAT back from refurbishments and investments on farm.

Niall Keenan will speak on TAMS.

Salesian Agricultural College Open Day

Join us for a College Open Day on Saturday, 22 June from 11am to 1pm in Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick, V94 V8N3. Tours on-going. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the courses available and get the chance to meet teaching staff, educational experts, current students and potential employers of course graduates. Attendees will also be given a guided tour of the facilities. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • application process
  • course content and elective subjects
  • progression
  • student maintenance grants
  • work experience arrangements

Beef 2024 Open Day

We are delighted to invite all beef farmers and stakeholders in the Irish beef industry to BEEF2024 on 26 June 2024, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm at Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Grange, Dunsany, Co. Meath. C15 PW93

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Securing your future’. There are significant challenges in relation to farm succession, profitability, market disturbances, reducing the environmental footprint and high costs of production, however, the market for grass-fed beef as a high quality, sustainable human food protein source is strong.

Technologies in relation to grazing management, animal nutrition, beef genetics, reproductive management, animal health and farm planning will be essential to increase the competitiveness and sustainability of the Irish beef sector.

Find out more about the Beef 2024 Open Day here

Growing Organics Farm Walk - John Hamilton

Join us on Thursday, 27th June at 2pm for a Growing Organics Farm Walk - Suckler Beef, Sheep & Tillage on the farm of John Hamilton, Tonyhabboc, Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal (The Outfarm). Eircode: F93 C598.

Click here to register for the event! 

About the Farm

John runs a mixed farming enterprise, with a mix of Sucklers, Mid-season lambing flock of ewes and a Tillage enterprise. There is a herd of 20 suckler cows on the farm with all cattle brought through to finish and sold to Goodherdsman. The sheep flock consists of 50 ewes with a scanning rate of approximately 1.8 lambs per ewe. All lambs are finished on farm. The tillage enterprise consists of mixed cropping/combi crop, arable silage and also a pea bean mix which is being trialled on the farm for 2024.

John places a big emphasis on making good quality silage through the use of red clover, and focuses on having a good rotation plan for the tillage and grassland system for the management of weeds, plant pests and soil fertility. As part of the rotation on the farm a forage rape is established with the aim of managing weeds/rushes. The aim for 2024 is to incorporate a multispecies sward mix into the rotation also.

Discussions on the day will include:

  • John's farming system
  • Growing your own feed- combi crop
  • Feed value/sourcing high quality protein feed in Organics
  • Red Clover
  • Forage rape

Grassland Farmer of the Year Farm Walk - Overall & Dairy Category Winner

Join us on Friday, 28th June at 11am for a Grassland Farmer of the Year Farm Walk on the farm of the Overall & Dairy Category Winner Patrick O'Neill, Firmount, Mostrim, Co. Longford, N39 Y899.

Find out more about the Grassland Farmer of the Year 2023 Winners here

Find out more about all of our upcoming events