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Broiler NET – The Roadshow

Tuesday, 18 June | 8pm - 10pm | Monaghan 

Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan, Coolshannagh, Co. Monaghan. Eircode: H18 Y220

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Wednesday, 19 June | 8pm - 10pm | Cork

Corrin Event Centre, Corrin, Fermoy, Co. Cork. Eircode: P61 EE37

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This event will present on the EU project known as Broiler NET. Broiler NET has established 13 discussion groups across Europe with key broiler industry stakeholder working together to address issues on three themes:

  • environmental sustainability
  • animal welfare
  • animal health management

Rebecca Tierney, Teagasc Poultry Advisor will present the finding to date and give the outline for the remaining project and how you, as a producer, can be involved.

John Shiels, MSD will present on one of the key issues identified under animal health management, chick quality. Chick quality is a critical determinant of the success and sustainability of poultry production systems. This will focus on measures (before arrival of the chicks to the farm and during the first week of life) to reduce mortality mainly due to infectious problems during this first days of the rearing period.

The IFAC team members of Ciaran McCabe and Brian Denn will discuss recent changes to the interpretation to the VAT rules for farmers. This will include VAT back from refurbishments and investments on farm.

Niall Keenan, Niall Keenan & Associates will speak on TAMS.

Previous Events


Layer Conference

Thursday, 25 April  |  7pm - 10pm  |  Cavan

Teagasc hosted a Layer Conference on Thursday, 25 April in the Errigal Country House Hotel, Cavan Road, Errigal, Cootehill, Co. Cavan.

There were be speakers on the evening who covered a range of topics such as agroforestry for poultry, worming protocols for layer flocks, considerations for designing a vaccination programme, and sustainability for layer flocks.


7pm - Opening - Dr. Stan Lalor, Teagasc,  Rebecca Tierney, Teagasc

7:15pm - Agroforestry for Poultry - Kevin O’Connell, Teagasc

7:45pm - Biosecure Project - Your involvement - Aine Regan & Sharon Sweeney, Teagasc

7:50pm - Worming Protocols for Layer Flocks - Ciaran Cunningham, Agrihealth

8:30pm - Production period - Preparation for onset of lay - Stephen Turner, Hendrix Genetics

9pm - Sustainability for Layer Flocks - Jim Uprichard, Trouw Nutrition

9:30pm - Considerations for Designing a Vaccination Programme - Conor Sheehy, MSD

10:00pm - Closing - Rebecca Tierney. Teagasc 

Poultry Biosecurity & Budget Update Webinar

Wednesday, 25 October | 8pm  | Online 

As we approach Avian Influenza season it is crucial that all poultry producers ensure their biosecurity is up to standard. Rebecca Tierney, Teagasc Poultry Advisor hosted a webinar, which took place on Wednesday, 25 October and focused on poultry biosecurity and budget update.

  • Carla Gomes, Animal Health Ireland spoke about the FREE biosecurity assessments offered by Animal Health Ireland (AHI).
  • Tara Battersby, Agrihealth provided information on practical biosecurity measures to aid in reducing the risk of a disease entering your unit.
  • Rebecca Tierney spoke to a farmer whose farm was affected by AI.
  • Kevin Connolly, Teagasc provided an update from the recent budget on the changes for poultry producers.

Watch the webinar recording below

Broiler Conference

A Broiler Conference took place on Tuesday, 26th September in the Hillgrove Hotel & Spa, Co. Monaghan and on Thursday, 28th September in the Longcourt House Hotel, Co. Limerick. 

This year's conference highlighted the importance of biosecurity for aiding in the prevention of Avian Influenza and other diseases such as Campylobacter. Dr Pat Wall, UCD discussed the benefits of poultry meat for human health and how your business is crucial for food safety. There were also presentations on Carbon Footprinting and the importance of reducing this figure to further improve the efficiency of poultry meat. 

View presentations below

Signpost Poultry Event - Belview Eggs

A Signpost Poultry Event with Belview Egg Farm Ltd, Signpost Programme participants took place on Thursday, 12th October in the Monasterboice Inn, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Topics and speakers included: