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Teagasc National Dairy Conference - Mullingar

Event Time 9am
Venue Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar, Co Westmeath
'Being a Sustainable Dairy Farmer'

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

MULLINGAR CONFERENCE
 

 

AGENDA  
9:00 Registration
9:45 Opening Address
Con Feighery, Regional Manager, Teagasc
SESSION ONE:
Sustainability from an Environmental Perspective 
Chaired by: Liam Herlihy, Chairman, Teagasc 
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
SESSION TWO:
Sustainability from a labour perspective
Chaired by: Michael Hanley, Lakeland Dairies 
11.45 Making our farm work for us
Ed & Catriona McHugh, Killucan, Co. Westmeath 

Lean dairy farming: making it happen
Abigail Ryan & Dr. Marion Beecher, Teagasc Moorepark
12.45 Lunch
SESSION THREE:
Opportunities in dairy farming: succession and progression
Chaired by: Amii McKeever, 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
  Brendan Elliott, Killucan, Co. Westmeath
Shane Dolan, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Ciaran & Kathy Kavanagh, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
4.30 Close of Conference

All are welcome to attend

Admission:
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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