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Teagasc Pig Farmers’ Conference 2016

Teagasc Pig Farmers’ Conference 2016
Ciaran Carroll, Gerard McCutcheon and Keelin O'Driscoll at the Teagasc Pigs Conference in Cavan.

The annual Teagasc Pig Farmers’ Conference 2016 will take place on Tuesday, 18 October in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, County Tipperary and on Wednesday, 19 October in the Cavan Crystal Hotel, commencing both days at 1.30pm. This year’s conference features a number of presentations covering a broad array of topics relating to nutrition, health, environment and management practices to name but a few.

Guest speaker this year is Ashley Hughes, associate professor at the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, specialising in leadership and organisational behaviour. For the past number of years she has taught on the flagship executive MBA programmes where she has developed a strong reputation for blending academic learning with a practical and pragmatic approach. Her work reflects her on-going interest and enthusiasm for supporting organisational participants in their quest for excellence in managing people and relationships at work. Ashley’s presentation at the Teagasc Pig Conference will look at investing in staff, and managing and motivating staff. The second guest speaker, Peter Duggan of Bord Bia, will look at the Chinese pig industry and market.

In addition to the presentations, there will be a research poster session which will provide researchers and postgraduate students the opportunity to update pig producers on their work in the Teagasc Pig Development Department.

Head of the Teagasc Pig Development Department, Ciarán Carroll, said: “We encourage all those involved in the sector to attend the conference and not to miss the opportunity to meet fellow producers and get the latest information that Teagasc has put together for this year’s event”.

Registration on the day starts at 1.30pm. The conference is free to pig producers under the Teagasc/IFA Joint Programme and is €50 for non-producer attendees. All are welcome.