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Outlook 2018

Event Time 10.00
Venue Minerva Suite, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
This event will be of interest to farmers, farm representative organisations, food businesses, financial institutions, academics and policy makers.

As ever, 2017 has presented a year of contrasting fortunes across the agricultural sector in Ireland. The recovery in milk prices and continuing expansion of milk production has seen the dairy sector forge ahead this year.

By contrast the market situation faced by grain producers remains difficult. Ample global grain and oilseed supplies mean that prices have remained low, with Irish grain producers struggling to generate any profit from the business.

The increasing supply of Irish beef and the weakness of sterling have been limiting factors for Irish beef prices.

Approaching 18 months since the Brexit vote, there remains little clarity on what the terms of Brexit will actually look like.

What lies ahead for 2018?

This year’s event will include the short term outlook for the major farm sectors. There will also be special features on:

  • Brexit
  • Competitiveness and Productivity

There is no fee for this event. However, due to limited capacity, registration is mandatory and closes on November 30th.

PROGRAMME

09:30    Coffee and Registration

10:00    Welcome & Opening Remarks - Prof. Gerry Boyle

  • Short-term Macro Outlook
  • Agri Inputs
  • Cereals
  • Pigs
  • Forestry
  • Cattle and Sheep
  • Dairy
  • Farm Incomes

12:00   Brexit

           Productivity and competitiveness

13:30    Close/Light Lunch    

Who Should Attend?

This event will be of interest to farmers, farm representative organisations, food businesses, financial institutions, academics and policy makers.

How to Register

There is no fee for this event. However, due to limited capacity, registration is mandatory and closes on November 31st.

CLICK TO REGISTER  

OR

TEL: Marian Moloney  at 076 1111 963 (9am to 5pm)

Parking is available onsite