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Swards for the Future Conference & Workshop

Event Time 9am
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


There are many new challenges in Irish agriculture, such as achieving reductions in environmental emissions, reducing nitrogen fertiliser use and addressing rising costs of production.  While grassland continues to be the lowest cost feed for milk and meat production systems in Ireland, it offers other benefits including carbon sequestration and increased biodiversity.

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.

A conference dinner will take place at Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire, Cork on Thursday evening 8th September.

This conference is a must for anyone involved in the grassland industry including industry partners, farmers, co-op representatives, advisors and researchers.

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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.

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