Grass-Fed Dairy Conference25 October 2018 25 October 2018
Venue Osprey Hotel, Devoy Quarter, Naas, Co.Kildare. Ireland. W91 X40K
Benefits of grass-fed dairy systems on the nutritional composition and properties of milk and dairy products
Grass fed dairy cows produce milk with superior nutritional properties. This conference will demonstrate the scientific evidence to support these conclusions, and provide Irish exporters with the information required to market their produce as 'Irish Grass-Fed Dairy Products'.
Professor Gerry Boyle, Teagasc Director
|9:45||SESSION 1: WHAT IS PASTURE FED/PASTURE BASED SYSTEM?
Chaired by: Padraig Walsh, Dairy Farmer
|9:50||Define and verify pasture base - how does Irish 'pasture fed' compare to the world?
Laurence Shalloo, Teagasc
|10:10||Irish Grassland Farmer of the Year 2017 - Typical practises, advantages and disadvantages of the Irish pasture system
Eddie O'Donnell, Dairy Farmer
|Followed by Q&A|
|11:10||SESSION 2: MILK AND PRODUCT COMPOSITION AND PROCESSING
Chaired by: Aine Hallihan
|11:15||Milk and Product Composition
Tom O'Callaghan & Deirdre Hennessy
|11:35||Milk processing and dairy manufacture; suitability for IMF, issues with a seasonal milk supply for global manufacturers
Tim Guinee, John Tobin & Noel McCarthy
|13:10||SESSION 3: NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF PASTURE
Chaired by: Representative from Kerry Group
|13:15||Nutritional benefits associated with consumption of Pasture derived dairy
Ian Givens, University of Reading
|13:35||Impact of pasture based feeding on the sensory aspects of milk and products
|14:40||SESSION 4: MARKETING AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR 'PASTURE FED' DAIRY
Chaired by: Jim Woulfe, Dairygold
|Each speaker listed below will give a 5 minute talk on their views. This will be followed by a panel discussion with participation by all:
|16:00||Close of Conference
Professor Frank O'Mara, Teagasc
Conference fee: €80 incl. lunch/tea/coffee
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