Swards for the Future Conference & Workshop8 September 2022 9 September 2022
Venue Teagasc, Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork
An exciting two-day conference and workshop to explore Resilient Swards for the Future
The objective of this conference and workshop is to provide an overview of the latest research findings and current best practice in grass-white clover and multi-species swards. The conference will provide the first opportunity to view cutting-edge research on mixed species swards, including new species under trial. The development of a ranking index for clover will also be introduced. Advisors, farmers and researchers will all share their experiences providing excellent opportunities for discussion and learning.
Registration fee - €100
The registration fee includes attendance at the two day event, lunch on both days, tea/coffee breaks and proceedings booklet.
Watch the video below to get an insight into what will be discussed at the event.
Speakers and Topics
Role of white clover in helping Irish agriculture meet climate targets - Professor Laurence Shalloo
Profitable production from grazing
Better management of dairy nitrogen with grass-white clover swards - Deirdre Hennessy, William Burchill & Agnes van den Pol
Grass-white clover swards for drystock production - Philip Creighton, Nicky Byrne & Peter Doyle
Economic value of grass and grass-white clover - Peter Doyle & Tomas Tubritt
Grassland: Addressing the environmental challenge
The role of multispecies swards for dairy and beef systems - Brendan Horan, Tommy Boland, John Finn & Luc Delaby
What does grazing do for carbon sequestration? - Katja Klump, INRAe, France
Where to next?
Where to next? The role of additional species in grass- white clover swards – production and environmental benefits - Trevor Gilliland, Queens University Belfast
The agronomy and feeding value of red clover silage - Nicky Byrne & Michael Dineen
Getting clover to work on farm: Researcher, advisor and farmer experiences
On-farm clover establishment and performance - Michael Egan & Caitlin Looney
Clover adaption at farm level: An advisors viewpoint
Clover on farm: A farmer’s expectations from white clover incorporation on their farm
Clover on farm: A farmer’s experience of establishing and managing white clover and what it is bringing to their business
- Moorepark research farm and plots
- Curtin's farm
Conference Dinner - €55
Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire, Cork on Thursday evening 8th September at 19:30
Pictured at the launch of this event were Deirdre Hennessy, Teagasc, Caitlin Looney, Teagasc, Michael Egan, Teagasc, Dairy farmer Robert O'Dea, Limerick, Dairy farmer Michael Birmingham, Fermoy, Ted Massey, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Michael O'Donovan, Teagasc & Liz Hyland, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine. Photo O'Gorman Photography.