Agri events guide

Today, February 2
Cork Central IFA farm family meeting, Kingsley Hotel, Cork, 8pm. Guest Speaker: Sgt Ian O’Callaghan, Crime Prevention Officer

National Sheep Conference, 5.30pm, Dolmen Hotel, Carlow

Early spring grazing event for beef farmers, 12pm, farm of David Walsh, Aughavoulimane, Ballinamult, Clonmel, Co Tipperary

Friday, February 3

Skibbereen Mart dairy and suckler sale

Sunday, February 5

Cork West ploughing match at Timoleague (weather permitting)

Point to point horse racing, Tallow, Co Waterford

Monday, February 6

Expand Your Horizons seminar, 8-10pm, Killarney Heights Hotel: information from Teagasc and National Rural Network on agencies, services, funding and training opportunities in rural Ireland

Tuesday, February 7

West Cork IFA sheep farmers meeting, Ouvane Falls, Ballylickey, 8.30pm. All sheep farmers welcome, hill and lowland, speakers include Kevin Kinsella, IFA

Expand Your Horizons seminar, 8-10pm, Woodlands Hotel, Adare, Co Limerick

Spring tillage seminar, 7:45pm, Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee

Wednesday, February 8

Conference organised by Agricultural Science Association, “Addressing Climate Change in Irish Agriculture”, Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, 10.30am–3.30pm. (

National Hill Sheep Conference, 4.30pm, Malton Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry

Early spring grazing event for dairy farmers, 11am on farm of Jerome O’Mahony, Derryduff, Drimoleague, Co Cork

Thursday, February 9

FTMTA Farm Machinery Show, Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co Kildare, continues Friday and Saturday

Bioenergy 2017, Irish Bioenergy Association National Bioenergy Conference, 9am-4.30pm, Castleknock Hotel & Country Club, Dublin 15,

Sunday, February 12

Cork West ploughing match at Clogagh

Point to point horse racing, Fermoy and Askeaton


Mystery of Barbary ape at Eamhain Mhacha

Watch for dragonfly survey

Put-upon ravens harangued by the noisy neighbours

Runner of the Week: Kevin Betts - 'It’s always great to get back to Cork'

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