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Broiler Farming in the Next Decade - Cavan

Event Time 9:30am - 4:30pm
Venue Teagasc, Ballyhaise College, Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan. Eircode: H12 E392
Presentations, stakeholder consultation & demonstration event

Teagasc’s first poultry Knowledge Transfer event will take place on October 10th and 11th in Ballyhaise College, Co Cavan and Moorepark Food Research Centre, Co Cork, respectively.

These events will give broiler farmers, processors and stakeholders a chance to engage with experts on the topics that are influencing our industry on a day-to-day basis and into the future. The presentations will cover broiler genetics, vaccines, robotics, sustainable energy sources, planning issues, ammonia emissions, etc.

Relevant companies and organisations will host stands in our exhibition hall, giving attendees the opportunity to discuss the issues related to their broiler enterprise.  

Registration is essential. If you have any questions or would like to exhibit, please contact Rebecca Tierney at Rebecca.tierney@teagasc.ie

Exhibitors! If you wish to have a stand at either of these events please leave your details at the button below and a representative will be in touch


9:30am - Registration

9:40am - Welcome
Professor Frank O’Mara, Teagasc Director

10am - Session 1: Innovative Technologies

  • 10am - Robotics 
    Shane Kiernan, IAMUS
  • 10:15am - Robotics 
    Michael McCreesh, MSD Poultry Sense
  • 10:30am - Coccidiosis Control, What are the Options?
    Conor Sheehy, MSD
  • 10:45am - Discussion

11am - Break & Exhibition

11:30am - Session 2: Environmental Sustainability

  • 11:30am - Waste usage
    Declan Bolton, Teagasc
  • 11:45am - Planning issues
    Brian Coffey, EPA
  • 12:00pm - Ammonia and dust emissions from modern broiler production
    Elizabeth Ball, Christina Mulvenna and Rodrigo Olave, AFBI
  • 12:15pm - Discussion

12:30pm - Lunch & Exhibition

1:30pm - Session 3: Broiler Genetics

  • 1:30pm - Management watch outs for optimising Ross 308
    Niamh Molloy, Aviagen
  • 1:45pm -  Management watch outs for optimising Ranger PS
    Niamh Molloy, Aviagen
  • 2pm - Hubbard Premium Concept Broiler Production
    Patrick Nicholls, Hubbard Breeders
  • 2:15pm - Discussion

2:30pm - Break & Exhibition

3:00pm - Session 4: Environmental Sustainability

  • 3pm - Energy usage
    Barry Caslin, Teagasc
  • 3:15pm - Solar panels              
    Ger Kennedy, Solarco Ltd
  • 3:30pm - Biomass Heating & SSRH on Broiler Farms
    Ger Crosse, Woodco Ltd
  • 3:45pm - Discussion

4pm - Closing session: Future plans

  • 4pm - Teagasc Poultry Advisory
    Rebecca Tierney, Teagasc