Agri events

Thursday, May 7
Profitable dairying for the future, conference hosted by Southern Milling and Paul & Vincent at Corrin Mart, Fermoy, 8pm. 

Speakers Jim Uprichard, Trouw Nutrition, Assessing non-quota dairying systems, the Northern Ireland experience; Dr Finbarr Mulligan, UCD, Developments at UCD’s Lyons Estate and nutrition of the high yielding herd (640kg solids); Joe Gill, Director of Corporate Broking, Goodbody Stockbrokers, and food industry investment analyst, on world dairy markets

Saturday, May 9

Point to point horse racing, Athlacca Tullerboy, Co Limerick.

Timber 2015 forestry, woodland and bioenergy show, Stradbally Hall Estate, Co Laois, continues Sunday

Sunday, May 10

Tralee Kingdom County Fair Agricultural Show

Point to point horse racing at Ballindenisk, Watergrasshill, Co Cork.

Monday, May 11

IRD Duhallow community consultation meeting, Millstreet GAA Hall, 8pm (see www.irdduhallow.com for full details of LEADER consultation meetings)

Tuesday, May 12

Teagasc pig farmers’ research dissemination day (up-to-date research results, overview of on-going research), 2pm, Paddy O’Keeffe Innovation Centre, Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy. To register contact amy.quinn@teagasc.ie  or 025-42505. Admission free.

Wednesday, May 13

Balmoral Agricultural Show, Belfast, continues to Friday

Discover Farmhouse Cheese Farm Visit: free to attend, you must book online at http://www.discoverfarmhousecheese.ie  Cooleeney Farm, Moyne, Thurles, Co Tipperary, 10am-12 noon

Thursday, May 14

Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited SGM (includes vote on share spin-out proposal, 12 noon, Gowran Park Racecourse, Co Kilkenny. Registration from 10am, admission card and baid photo ID needed

Friday, May 15

Teagasc pig farmers’ research dissemination day (up-to-date research results, overview of on-going research), 2pm, Cavan Crystal Hotel. To register contact amy.quinn@teagasc.ie  or 025-42505. Admission free.

Discover Farmhouse Cheese Farm Visit: free to attend, you must book online at www.discoverfarmhousecheese.ie . Cashel Farmhouse, Beechmount, Fethard, Co Tipperary, 10:30am-12:30

Discover Farmhouse Cheese: free to attend, you must book online at www.discoverfarmhousecheese.ie  Bluebell Falls Goats Cheese, Ballinakill East, Newtownshandrum, Co Cork, 12 noon-2pm


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