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National Dairy Conference Proceedings 2009

20 November 2009
Type Event Proceeding

National Dairy Conference Proceedings 2009

Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Location: The Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath


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Session 1 - Time for Action in Irish Dairy Industry

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    Stan McCarthy, CEO Kerry Group Plc

  • How the Irish Processing Sector Compares
    Liam O’Neill

  • How New Zealand Dairy Farmers Influence their Processors
    Barbara Kuriger

  • Flourishing in turbulent times
    Louis Kurriger

Session 2 - Managing Cash and Grass

  • Pushing the Barriers on Milk Costs/Outputs
    Laurence Shalloo

  • Supporting each other to achieve
    Fanesiders Dairy Discussion Group

  • Supporting each other to achieve
    Currow/Firies/Scartaglen (C.F.S.) Discussion Group

Session 3 -New Technologies Supporting Farmers’ Income – 1

  • Grass Roots Project 2008 – 2010
    Abigail Ryan

  • Spring Rotation Planner
    Sean McCarthy and James Moyles

  • Farmers using grass budgeting to utilise more grass
    Grainne Hurley

  • Poaching : how to avoid it and how to fix it
    Adrian van Bysterveldt

  • Evaluating the economic performance of grass varieties
    Mary McEvoy, Michael O’Donovan and Laurence Shalloo

Session 4 -New Technologies Supporting Farmers’ Income - 2

  • Grass : a greener alternative
    Matthew Deighton, Laurence Shalloo, Donal O’Brien, Brendan O’Neill, Blathnaid O’Loughlin, Eva Lewis and Michael O’Donovan

  • Crossbreeding: Is it more profitable?
    Frank Buckley

  • Working smarter not harder to improve milking performance
    Jenny Jago

  • Disease risk analysis in the control of costly infectious diseases
    Riona Sayers