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Dairy Summer Tour Review

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Dairy Summer Tour Review – milk production on more challenging soils 

Dairying on more challenging soils was the theme of this year’s Irish Grassland Association’s Dairy Summer Tour which took place on Tuesday 19th July sponsored by Allied Irish Banks. Four hundred dairy farmers attended the event based at the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet and visiting host farms near Kiskeam, County Cork and Rathmore, County Kerry. An estimated 4.4 million hectares of the land of the Republic of Ireland is classified as lowland mineral soil while a further 1.5 million hectares of land is classified as mountain and hill land. Approximately one third of the lowland mineral soil category (1.4 million hectares) is classified as wet land. As much as one third of Irish milk is produced on either heavy or elevated soils. Inclement weather conditions have the potential to add complexity, cost and risk to the milk produced on such soils. 

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Posted on Friday, 7 October 2016  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Irish Grassland Association Dairy Conference 2017

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THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND UNLESS YOU HAVE A TICKET

The Business of Dairying

IGA Dairy Conference 2017

 

On the evening before the conference, there is an exclusive opportunity for the first 100 Irish Grassland Association members who book tickets to meet at an evening gathering/dinner in advance of the conference. Registration for this is at 6.30pm. The 2017 guest speaker is Siobhan Talbot, CEO, glanbia PLC who will be interviewed by former Irish Farmers’ Journal Editor, Matt Dempsey. She will address the topic, ‘Future expectations for milk markets and milk price – a glanbia perspective’.  This part of the conference is very popular and tickets have sold out within three days. Online booking is the quickest method to secure your tickets (plus you will also avail of the best discounted conference tickets detailed below). If you have any queries you can call the Office Manager, Maura Callery, on 087 9626483. 

 

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND UNLESS YOU HAVE A TICKET

Early booking for the Dairy Conference tickets is strongly encouraged as places will be limited and this event sells out early every year.
A special 20% discounted registration fee (€40 for Irish Grassland Association members and €80 for non-members)
applies to online registrations up to and including Wednesday 3rd January.

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Posted on Wednesday, 5 October 2016  |  By Irish Grassland Association

IGA Sheep Conference and Farm Walk

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Over 100 farmers and industry delegates attended the Irish Grassland Association sheep conference and farm walk, sponsored by G€N€ IR€LAND and Mullinahone Co-op, in Aughrim, Co Wicklow, on Tuesday 26 April.

A focus running through the event was the importance of grassland management and its potential to underpin profitable enterprises. This was evident in all of the presentations at the morning conference and again in the afternoon on the farm of John Pringle which comprises a 50-cow suckler-to-beef herd and a flock of 250 mature ewes and 70 yearling hoggets with their lambs.

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Posted on Friday, 27 May 2016  |  By Irish Grassland Association

IGA Beef Conference April 27th 2016

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The 2016 IGA Beef Conference was held in the Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Limerick on Wednesday April 27th. A highlight of the day was an address from award winning Welsh farmer Glasnant Morgan. The conference also featured presentations on grassland management, breeding, financial management and plans for the development of the Pallaskenry College suckler herd. 

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Posted on Friday, 27 May 2016  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Dairy Conference 2016

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Dairy Conference 2016 

- Presentations from speakers

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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