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Teagasc National Tillage Crops Forum

The Teagasc National Tillage Crops Forum will take place in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co Kildare on Wednesday, 7 September. This year’s forum will take place against a backdrop of a record cereal harvest in Ireland.

At the forum, Raluca Rusu from DG Agriculture in the European Commission will outline a new development by the European Union to give greater market transparency – due to be announced shortly!!!

Teagasc Food Researcher, Eimear Gallagher will discuss ways of adding value to grain and will outline novel research which can contribute to adding value to Irish grain in the future. Odlums and Teagasc will also combine to exhibit new developments in bread making as an informative display at this event.

The Tillage Forum will feature two sessions, one on Technology & Margins with a second session on Grain Marketing. In the first session Barry O’Reilly from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food will outline best varieties for winter wheat and barley for 2012 and will present recently harvested trial results. Tim O’Donovan, Teagasc will give the pointers to what made 2011 a record year and will present a new easy to use computer analysis tool. Ritchie Hackett, Teagasc will look at the profitability of oilseed rape as it looks to be the break crop of choice now!

The session on Grain Marketing will be facilitated by Andy Doyle from the Farmers Journal. Fintan Conway, IFA will give the market outlook for the next year for grain, while speakers from the trade will indicate how to add value to grain. Speakers will include Tom Bryan, Boortmalt; Murtagh Mcwey, Glanbia; John Flahavan, Flahavan’s Progress Oats Ltd.; Eamon Lynch, Teagasc Tillage Crops Adviser.