Positive Farmers, Cork, Ireland Open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Telephone 087 6457987 email: mok.positivefarmers@gmail.com

www.positivefarmers.ie

Registration

2018 Positive Farmers Dairy Conference Programme

Day 1 - Wednesday 10th January 2018

Join us for complimentary Tea/Coffee & Finger Food,

 before you set off home…………..

   
Lunch
 Refreshment break
 9:50 - 11:00 11:00 - 12:30 12:30 - 13:45 13:45 - 15:45 15:45 - 16:15 16:45 - 17:30 19:30 - 01:00
9:40 -  9:50
9:00 -  9:40

Day 2 - Thursday 12th January 2017

- Chairman Justin McCarthy

Conference Opening

Day 2 - Thursday 11th January 2018

Session 3    Pasture First - A Farm Advantage
Session 4    Pasture First - A Farm Advantage
- Chairman Paidi Kelly
Conference Networking Dinner

Registration

Lunch
10:40 - 11:10 11:10 - 12:40 12:40 - 13:45 13:45 - 15:15 15:15 - 16:10 16:10 - 16:20 16:20…………. 18:30 ……..
8:30 - 9:00

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Session 3    Pasture First - A Farm Advantage
Session 4    Pasture First - A Farm Advantage
Complimentary Finger Food, Tea & Coffee

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We aim to make this a Special

CELEBRATORY OCCASION

Programme Speaker Speaker Chairpersons Chairpersons Accommodation Accommodation Partners Programme Partners Programme Book Now Book Now

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork. Jan 10th & 11th 2018

Plan ahead

Jan 2019 will see us host our 20th Dairy Conference

20th Celebration 

A very enjoyable occasion with great networking opportunities. 

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 Refreshment break
9:00 - 10:40
Jan 16th & 17th 2019
Jan 16th & 17th 2019
Will 2018 be another good year for dairy markets? -   Jim Woulfe,   CEO of Dairygold                                                                                                                                
Managing Prudently in Good Times  -  Dr. Pat Dillon, Being prudent when milk price is good and profitable when milk price is bad and protect  the business from future challenges coming down the track for dairy farmers.
 Teasasc, Head of the Animal & Grassland Research 
Session 1.     Money and markets
Session 2.     Getting in and out of farming
Excellent succession planning -   Sian Bushell Renowned succession planner                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Such an important but often neglected  part of every farming business
Living the dream – different paths to being your own boss Group presentation - Shared Vision Discussion Group                                                                                                        
Session 3.     Strategic development
- Chairman Michael Murphy
Positioning yourself and your business for strategic growth   –  John Moloney,                                                                                                 
Session 4.     My farming story
- Chairman Jack Kennedy
Our Story  -     Padraig, Ena & Mark Collins     Dairy Farmers, Co Kilkenny                                                                                                         From West Cork to Kilkenny - growing the family farm while keeping a good work/life balance
Chairman of DCC Plc, Coillte and former CEO of Glanbia Plc Also director of Greencore and SmurfitKappa    
My Story  -     Chris Procter    Mount Gambier, South Australia   From New Zealand to Australia and up and down the Matterhorn - running multiple, profitable and labour friendly farms  500km from home.                                                                                                     

  Places are limited – so Book Now!

This is a Conference not to be missed.

  
Online booking: www.positivefarmers.ie,       Contact us: positivefarmers@gmail.com      Phone: 353 87 6457987
Spaces are limited by venue capacity, consequently, early booking is recommended.

  Places are limited – so Book Now!

This is a Conference not to be missed.

  
Online booking: www.positivefarmers.ie,       Contact us: positivefarmers@gmail.com      Phone: 353 87 6457987
Spaces are limited by venue capacity, consequently, early booking is recommended.
Session 5.     Improving labour efficiency
- Chairman John McNamara
Working smarter not harder- how to reduce hours per cow         – audience participation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
 John McNamara,  Teagasc   
Managing multiple units profitably with employees on a 40 hour week and only 13 hours/cow/year                                                                                                                                                 
-  Chris Procter,  Dairy farmer,Australia   
Session 6.     Managing yourself before managing others
- Chairperson  Roberta McDonald
Becoming an employer of choice  –  Nollaig Heffernan,    Heffernan Consultancy                                                                                               Your Staff - your greatest asset
Developing yourself  –  Holly Beckett,    Focussed Farmers                                                                                               How to train your mind to achieve your personal goals with less stress
Session 7.     Breeding for excellence & performance
- Chairman Mike Magan
My Breeding Policy  -    Eddie O’Donnell,  Dairy Farmer, Co. Tipperary  How I pick bulls and get cows in calf                                                                                                      
“Heterosis” - What the hell is it? - Dr. Donagh Berry,    Principal Geneticist Teagasc                                                                                                           Bursting the myths about hybrid vigour
- Chairman Kevin Twomey
Session 8.     Profitable and sustainable dairy farming
Consistently delivering a net profit of €3,000/ha  - Aidan Brennan,  Irish Farmers Journal                                                                                                        How to set up a farm business to generate high profits/ha
Session 9.     Key messages to take home
Taking action  -     Heather Wildman,    Consultant, Saviour associates                                                                                                          

Jan 16th & 17th 2019

Positive Farmers,  Cork, Ireland Office Open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Telephone 087 6457987 email: mok.positivefarmers@gmail.com

www.positivefarmers.ie

Programme Programme Speaker Speaker Chairpersons Chairpersons Accommodation Accommodation Partners Programme Partners Programme Book Now Book Now

2018 Positive Farmers

Dairy Conference Programme

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork. Jan 10th & 11th 2018

Registration

Day 1 - Wednesday 10th January 2018

Join us for complimentary Tea/Coffee & Finger Food, before you set off home   Thank you for coming and we wish you a healthy and prosperous Year  
9:50-11:00 11:00-12:30 12:30-13:45 13:45-15:45 15:45-16:15 16:45-17:30 19:30-01:00
9:40 - 9:50
9:00 - 9:40

Day 2 - Thursday 12th January 2017

Conference Opening

- Chairman Justin McCarthy

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We aim to make this a Special

CELEBRATORY OCCASION

Jan 16th & 17th 2019

Jan 2019 will see us host our 20th Dairy Conference

Chair  Justin McCarthy
Lunch
Chair  Paidi Kelly
Tea/Coffee Break
Chair  Jack Kennedy
Conference Networking Dinner

Day 2 - Thursday 11th January 2018

Registration

8:30 - 9:00
Chair  John McNamara
 9:00- 10:40 10:40- 11:10 11:10- 12:40 12:40 - 13:45 13:45 - 15:15 15:15- 16:10 16:10 - 16:20 16:20 …….
- Chairman Justin McCarthy
Tea/Coffee Break
Lunch
Chair  Kevin Twomey
Market Outlook  -   Jim Woulfe,   CEO of Dairygold                                                                                                                                 Good financial management is key in taking decisive actions and making good decisions
Session 4.     Our Story
Jan 16th & 17th 2019
Jan 16th & 17th 2019
Succession  -    Sian BushellSian Bushell Associates                                                                                                       
Session 2.   Getting in and out of farming
Session 1.    Money and markets
Managing Prudently in Good Times  -  Dr. Pat Dillon, Being prudent when milk price is good and profitable when milk price is bad.
Such an important but often neglected  part of every farming business
Living the dream – different paths to being your own boss Group presentation - Shared Vision Discussion Group                                                                                                        
Session 3.     Strategic development
Positioning yourself and your business for strategic growth   –  John Moloney,                                                                                                 
Chair  Michael Murphy
Our Story  -     Padraig, Ena & Mark Collins                                                                                                           From West Cork to Kilkenny - growing the family farm while keeping a good work/life balance
My Story  -     Chris Procter    Mount Gambier, South Australia   From New Zealand to Australia  - running multiple, profitable  and labour friendly farms 500km from home.                                                                                                     

  Places are limited – so Book Now!

This is a Conference not to be missed!

  
Working smarter not harder how to reduce hours per cow         – audience participation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Session 5.     Improving labour efficiency
Managing multiple units profitably with employees on a 40 hour week and only 13 hours/cow/year                                                                                                                                                 
Session 6.     Managing yourself before managing others
Becoming an employer of choice  –  Nollaig Heffernan,                                                                                                  Your Staff - your greatest asset
Developing yourself  –  Holly Beckett,    Focussed Farmers                                                                                              How to train your mind to achieve your personal goals with less stress
- Chairperson  Roberta McDonald
- Chairperson  Roberta McDonald
Session 7.     Breeding for excellence & performance
“Heterosis” - What the hell is it? - Dr. Donagh Berry,                                                                                                              Bursting the myths about hybrid vigour
- Chairman Mike Magan
My Breeding Policy  -    Eddie O’Donnell,   How I pick bulls and get cows in calf                                                                                                      
Session 8.     Profitable and sustainable dairy farming
Consistently delivering a net profit of €3,000/ha                                           - Aidan Brennan,  Irish Farmers Journal                                                                                                        How to set up a farm business to generate high profits/ha
Complimentary Tea/Coffee & Finger Food
Session 9.     Key messages to take home
Taking action  -     Heather Wildman,                                                                                                                       
- Consultant, Saviour associates