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Outlook 2021 Conference (Webinar)

Event Time 9.30am - 1pm
Venue Online
The webinar is relevant to farm representative organisations, food businesses and representative bodies, financial institutions, academics, policy makers and farmers.

Outlook 2021

COVID-19 has dominated the landscape in 2020, but thus far it has not affected agriculture in the way it has disrupted some other parts of the economy.

Weather conditions in 2020 were largely favourable for grassland systems. However, severe weather related difficulties in some tillage areas, led to much lower yields.

On the inputs side, price movements have been limited with the fall in oil prices reducing inflationary pressures.

In 2020 dairy has had a broadly similar year to 2019. In terms of output prices, the sheep sector has fared better than beef, but additional supports have been made avail-able to some beef farmers. The pig sector has benefitted from lower global production, but concerns with regard to African Swine Fever in Europe have increased.

Given the prominence of sustainability, this year’s conference will include an update on various sustainability metrics relating to Irish agriculture.

Turning to the 2021 Outlook, Brexit is a key consideration. This year’s conference will include the short term outlook for the major farm sectors, and will consider the implications of Brexit.

Who should attend?

The webinar is relevant to farm representative organisations, food businesses and representative bodies, financial institutions, academics, policy makers and farmers.

How to Register

Registration for this online event is required and closes on Monday, November 30th. 

Conference Programme

9.30 Welcome and Opening Remarks - Professor Gerry Boyle
Sectoral Outlook
9.40 Short-term Macro Outlook and Brexit - Kevin Hanrahan
10.05 Agri inputs and cereals - Fiona Thorne
10.25 Pigs - Michael McKeon
10.40 Forestry - Tom Houlihan
11.00 Break
11.10 Cattle - Jason Loughrey
11.30 Sheep - Anne Kinsella
11.45 Dairy - Trevor Donnellan
12.05 Sustainability - Cathal Buckley
12.25 Farm Incomes - Trevor Donnellan
12.35 Questions and Discussion
13.00Close

 

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