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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

Farm walk on the farm of Aidan and Anne Power, Co. Tipperary

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The Irish Grassland Association in conjunction with its AutoGrassMilk partner Teagasc will host an open day on the farm of Aidan and Anne Power, Templederry, Co. Tipperary on Wednesday 7th October.  This event will showcase 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.  On the day participants will be able to see the importance of cow trafficability to a system like this and how allocation of grass is the engine that drives it. Learn how to best utilise the robot to achieve maximum profit.  And hear how much labour is really saved in automatic milking systems.  With two of the three years of the AutoGrassMilk research project now completed, some of the research staff involved with this project will be available on the day to present and discuss some preliminary findings and answer questions.  This is an event not to be missed for anyone considering purchasing a robotic milking machine. 

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Posted on Friday, 2 October 2015  |  By Irish Grassland Association

IGA Dairy Summer Tour 2015

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IGA Dairy Summer Tour 2015 sponsored by AIB will take place on Tuesday 28th July in Co. Galway. Early booking for this event is strongly encouraged as this event sold out in 2014. So don't miss out and book your tickets today!

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Dairy 2015 brochure

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Posted on Thursday, 11 June 2015  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Beef Conference and Farm Walk 2015

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THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT

30th June 2015 Host farmer, Kevin Farrell, Longford.

Dairy calf to beef systems Exploring the potential for profit

This year’s Irish Grassland Association Beef Conference and Farm Walk heads to Ballymahon in Co. Longford on Tuesday 30th June. The theme of this year’s conference is dairy beef and the title is “Dairy Calf to beef - exploring the potential profit”. The IGA are delighted to partner with Bonanza Calf Nutrition for the first time in sponsoring this important annual event. For those who have  secured tickets please register at the Rustic Inn Hotel in Abbeyshrule at 10am sharp. Bus transfers are provided to the farm from the hotel.

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Beef 2015 brochure

 

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Posted on Tuesday, 9 June 2015  |  By Irish Grassland Association

IGA Sheep Farm Walk 2015 Review

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IGA Sheep Farm Walk 2015Over 100 farmers attended this year’s Irish Grassland Association (IGA) sheep farm walk on Tuesday 19th of May on the farm of Ned Morrissey, Dunhill, Co Waterford. Ned runs a mid-season lambing flock of 370 ewes on 30.3ha (75 acres) in Dunhill, Waterford. The sheep enterprise is run alongside a significant tillage enterprise and focuses on finding the best balance between maximising output and reducing labour input. The farming system has witnessed significant changes in recent years with a switch to wintering ewes on grazing beet in-situ and outdoor lambing greatly cutting workload and costs. Grassland management is also excellent and combined with fodder beet provides the foundation to push stocking rate to the limit at 13 ewes/ha (5.26 ewes/acre). 

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Posted on Monday, 25 May 2015  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Beef event 30th June

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The Irish Grassland Association Beef Conference and Farm Walk

The Irish Grassland Association beef conference for 2015 will focus on dairy calf to beef systems with a range of speakers from a research background and a farmer background with the following key areas being addressed on Tuesday 30th June

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Posted on Wednesday, 22 April 2015  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Sheep event 19th May

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Irish Grassland Association Sheep Farm Walk 2015

Philip Creighton, Irish Grassland Association Council and Teagasc, Athenry

The Irish Grassland Association Sheep Farm Walk 2015 will take place on Tuesday 19th of May on the farm of Ned Morrissey, Dunhill, Co Waterford.

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Posted on Wednesday, 22 April 2015  |  By Irish Grassland Association

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