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Beef Conf & Farm Walk 24th May

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Beef ConferenceThe Irish Grassland Association Beef conference will take place on Thursday May 24th in the Clonard Court Hotel, Dublin Road, Athy, Co. Kildare. This year the conference will focus on three areas:

  • Maximising grass growth on beef farms.
  • What the science of breeding can do to increase the chances of genetic gain in the Beef herd .
  • Beef producers –connecting with the final consumer.

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Posted on Wednesday, 11 April 2018  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Sheep Conf & Farm Walk 22nd May

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This year’s IGA sheep conference will take place in the Horse and Jockey hotel in Co Tipperary.  The format will be similar to previous years with an indoor conference in the morning followed by a farm walk in the afternoon. Registration for the conference will commence from 9:30am with the conference starting at 10am and proceedings wrapping up for 5pm.

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Posted on Wednesday, 11 April 2018  |  By Irish Grassland Association

FREE Grazing Infrastructure Event 25th April

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Free Grazing Infrastructure EventTowards the end of 2017 the Irish Grassland Association completed a short member survey asking what events they would most like to see for the coming year, following the feedback received it was decided to run an event focused on grazing infrastructure.

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Posted on Wednesday, 11 April 2018  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Dairy Conference Review 2018

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Dairy Conference 2018 ReviewEfficiency first and then expansion at Irish Grasslands Association sold out Dairy Conference

Efficiency first and expansion second was the message delivered to the 650-strong audience at the Irish Grasslands Association annual dairy conference. The conference took place on Wednesday 17th January at the Charleville Park Hotel, Co Cork.

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Posted on Monday, 29 January 2018  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Annual Dairy Conference 2018

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The 2018 Irish Grassland Association Annual Dairy Conference sponsored by Yara takes place at 9am on Wednesday 17th January. Moving to the south west of the country, the Charleville Park Hotel plays host to this year’s Conference. The event addresses the twin themes of managing labour and resetting financial and physical targets on Irish dairy farms.

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Posted on Thursday, 2 November 2017  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Valuable insights at this year’s sheep event

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Ronan Delany gives his views on the IGA sheep conference and farm walk.

The Irish Grassland Association held its annual sheep conference and farm walk in Mullingar on the 11th May 2017. The day started with a highly informative conference in the Bloomfield Hotel, Mullingar. Delegates arrived on time in glorious sunshine and the day’s events improved from there.

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Posted on Monday, 11 September 2017  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Beef Conference & Farm Walk June 21st

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Beef Conference & Farm Walk June 21st

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Posted on Thursday, 10 August 2017  |  By Irish Grassland Association

IGA Dairy Summer Tour 2017 AgriMatters

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This year’s Irish Grasslands Dairy Summer Tour, sponsored by AIB Bank focused on milk production on leased land visiting grass based dairy farms in Skeaghvasteen, Co. Kilkenny and Tullow, Co. Carlow on Tuesday July 25th. With stocking rate increasing by approximately 10% since quota removal and one third of dairy farmers renting an estimated 30% of the land they farm, leasing land to increase milk production was the focus of this year’s event. The topic attracted a record audience - over 600 dairy farmers from around the country attended the event.

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Posted on Thursday, 10 August 2017  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Sheep Conference and Farm Walk 2017

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Sheep Conference and Farm Walk 2017

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Posted on Friday, 16 June 2017  |  By Irish Grassland Association

Reseeding event 17th May Tipperary - FREE ADMISSION

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Reseeding event previewAs part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Year of Sustainable Grassland initiative, the Irish Grassland Association are organising a free admission Reseeding Demonstration event for members on Wednesday 17th May.  The aim of this event will be to promote the benefits of reseeding and best practice procedures that farmers can follow to achieve better yields from their grassland.  The Irish Seed Trade Association are kindly sponsoring the event and it will be held on the farm of Donald and Lucy Bateman, Ballylooby, Cahir, Co Tipperary.

GPS: 52.325028, -7.991368

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Posted on Tuesday, 4 April 2017  |  By Irish Grassland Association

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