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IGA 2016 Beef Conference

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The IGA are delighted to announce that award winning Welsh farmer Glasnant Morgan will be giving a keynote address at the 2016 beef conference in the Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Limerick on Wednesday April 27th. Farming 450 acres, Glasnant runs a herd of 50 autumn-calving sucklers and a flock of 850 ewes. Grazed grass is integral to the farming system. Glasnant farms to get the most from pasture to maximise self-sufficiency. In the spring 10% of the farm has grass seed stitched in with a grass harrow and hopper. According to Glasnant, “Our sole aim is to produce offspring so we graze the grass hard, that’s the only way to keep on top of it.’’ Glasnant is a mentor in the Welsh Government’s Young Entrants Support Scheme, and was the National Farmers Union Wales Brecon County Chairmen for two years.

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Posted on Tuesday, 5 April 2016  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Dairy Conference 2016

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Dairy Conference 2016 

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Posted on Monday, 18 January 2016  |  By Irish Grassland Association

2016 IGA Dairy Conference Review – ‘The Ability to Overcome Volatility’

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The annual IGA Dairy Conference took place on Thursday 7th January in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick and was kindly sponsored by Yara.  This years’ conference theme focussed on strategies to overcome volatility.  Key speakers at the event included leading dairy farmers and members of the dairy industry working in the areas of research, consultancy and agribusiness.

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Posted on Monday, 18 January 2016  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Irish Grassland Association Dairy Conference 2016

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Presentations and an event review will be available online shorty

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Posted on Tuesday, 12 January 2016  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Student Conference Review

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Irish Grassland Association Student Conference Review 

The Irish Grassland Association (IGA) held its annual student conference on two farms one sheep and one dairy. This event was kindly sponsored by the FBD Trust.

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Posted on Friday, 4 December 2015  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Irish Grassland Association Dairy Conference 2016 - LIMERICK

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The annual Irish Grassland Association National Dairy Conference, sponsored by Yara, takes place at 9am on Thursday 7 January 2016.  The theme of this year’s event focuses on some of the strategies required to overcome volatility in dairying. Addressing the conference will be some of the countries’ leading dairy farmers, agri-consultants, researchers and agribusiness personnel.

Over the past decade milk price volatility has become an increasing feature of the Irish dairy industry.  Farmers who recognise the challenges it presents and adapt accordingly will continue to operate profitable and viable farm businesses.  This conference will focus on the key areas of grassland management; financial management; and cow nutrition and fertility to overcome the volatility they face outside the farm gate.

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Posted on Wednesday, 2 December 2015  |  By Irish Grassland Association

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Posted on Tuesday, 20 October 2015  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Beef Conference & Farm Walk.

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Nathan Tuffy, Irish Farmers Journal

This year’s Irish Grassland Association Beef Conference and Farm Walk took place in Ballymahon, Co. Longford on Tuesday 30th June. The theme of this year’s conference was dairy beef and the title was “Dairy calf-to-beef - exploring the potential profit”. The event was kindly sponsored by Bonanza Calf Nutrition.

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Posted on Monday, 19 October 2015  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Dairy Summer Tour 2015

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On Tuesday, 28th July 2015 the Irish Grassland Association held their annual Dairy Summer Tour in Co. Galway. A capacity crowd of almost 500 delegates were kindly hosted by Henry and Patricia Walsh and Noel O’Toole. The theme of the day was ‘A Roadmap through Expansion’. Although there were moments when the heavens opened and rain of biblical proportions ensued it wasn’t enough to dampen the enthusiasm of the audience who enjoyed a day full of learning and lively discussion.

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Posted on Monday, 19 October 2015  |  By Irish Grassland Association

AutoGrassMilk Farm Walk

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The Irish Grassland Association in conjunction with its AutoGrassMilk partner Teagasc hosted an open day on the farm of Aidan and Anne Power, Co. Tipperary on Wednesday 7th October.  This event showcased the use of a robotic milking system in an intensive grazing farm.  The Powers milk 95 cows through two milking robots on their 43 ha dry, hilly farm.  Aidan described the importance of cow trafficability to a system like this and how allocation of grass is the engine that drives it to delegates. Teagasc Moorepark researchers presented some of the preliminary findings of the AutoGrassMilk research project and answered questions.  

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Posted on Friday, 9 October 2015  |  By Irish Grassland Association

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