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Teagasc National Dairy Conference - Killarney

Event Time 9am
Venue Killarney Convention Centre, INEC, Killarney, Co Kerry
'Being a Sustainable Dairy Farmer'

The theme of this year’s Teagasc National Dairy Conference focuses on dairy sustainability and addressing the conference will be a number of leading dairy farmers, Teagasc advisers and researchers.  Over the past number of years, sustainability from a number of perspectives has come increasingly to the forefront of Irish dairying. Farmers who recognise the challenges this presents and adapt accordingly will continue to operate profitable and viable farm businesses.  The Teagasc National Dairy Conference will focus on three components of dairy sustainability: environmental, work life balance and succession/progression sustainability.

Early Bird Discount if booked before 17th November with code DAIRYCON19



9:00 Registration
9:45 Opening Address
Majella Moloney, Regional Manager, Teagasc 
Sustainability from an Environmental Perspective 
Chaired by: Professor Gerry Boyle, Teagasc Director 
10:00 Building on the Best
Dr. Padraig French, Teagasc Moorepark
10:45 Increasing N use of efficiency and reducing emissions
Dr. David Wall, Teagasc Johnstown Castle

Increasing N use of efficiency: protected urea and LESS
Dr. William Burchill, Teagasc Moorepark

Increasing N use of efficiency: white clover
Dr. Brian McCarthy & Dr. Deirdre Hennessy, Teagasc Moorepark
Sustainability from a labour perspective
Chaired by: Dr. Sean McCarthy, Kerry Agribusiness 
11.45 Making our farm work for us
Frank Coffey, Currans, Co. Kerry 

Lean dairy farming: making it happen
Abigail Ryan & Dr. Marion Beecher, Teagasc Moorepark
12.45 Lunch
Opportunities in dairy farming: succession and progression
Chaired by: Mairead Lavery, Irish Farmers Journal 
2.15 Evaluating opportunities in dairying
Dr. Laurence Shalloo, Teagasc Moorepark
2.30 Partnership options for dairying
Gordon Peppard, Collaborative Farming Specialist, Teagasc
2.45 Panel discussion with farmers who have followed different pathways into dairying
  Peter Irwin, Kilmeedy, Co. Limerick
Karol Kissane, Asdee, Co. Kerry
Sinead Walsh, Bandon, Co. Cork
4.30 Close of Conference

All are welcome to attend

Teagasc Clients/ConnectEd Members: €60 / €50 if booked before 17 November using code DAIRYCON19
Students: €30 / €25 if booked before 17 November using code DAIRYCON19
Non Client/Industry: €120 / €100 if booked before 17 November using code DAIRYCON19

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