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

www.positivefarmers.ie

Registration, refreshments and networking

Day 1 - Wednesday 16th January 2019

Join us for complimentary Tea/Coffee and Finger Food, before you set off home.

   
Lunch
 Refreshment break
 9:45 - 11:30 11:30 - 13:00 13:00 - 14:15 14:15 - 15:45 15:45 - 16:15 16:15 - 18:00 19:30 - 01:00
9:40 -  9:45
9:00 -  9:40
- Chairman Jack Kennedy, Aidan Brennan

Conference Opening

Day 2 - Thursday 17th January 2019

Session 3    Pasture First - A Farm Advantage
Special Guest Speaker Rugby legend Donncha O'Callaghan

Registration, refreshments and networking

Day 2 Opening 
Lunch and networking
11:00 - 11:30 11:30 - 13:00 13:00 - 14:15 14:15 - 15:15 15:15 - 16:45 16:45 - 16:50 16:50 ………… 16:50………….
8:45 - 9:25 9:25 - 9:30
Session 3    Pasture First - A Farm Advantage -
Session 4    Pasture First - A Farm Advantage
Complimentary Finger Food and networking
Programme Speakers Chairpersons Accommodation Accommodation Partners Programme Partners Programme Book Now
 Refreshment break 
9:30 - 11:00
Lessons from 2018 – drought, late spring & winter feed shortages  
Session 1.     Challenges ahead and challenges met
Session 2.     Superb pasture management
Getting stocking rates right and integrating the outside block                                                                                                       
Session 3       Managing yourself to achieve a great life
- Chairperson Karen Dempsey
Successful Expansion How do I expand successfully - what is it the most important question?                                                                                                  
Session 4.     Successfully growing a business
- Chairman Mike Magan
The Hickey family story  Pat will outline the progress made by the Hickey family over the past 20 years.                                                                                                       

  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

  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
Session 5.     Streamlining work on the farm
- Chairman John McNamara
Session 6.     Increasing efficiency
- Chairman  Michael Murphy
How measuring live-weight brought a new dimension to cow efficiency                                                                                              
Calf rearing in Ireland Do we need to think again?                                                                         
Session 7.     Lessons from New Zealand
- Chairman John McNamara
Lessons from New Zealand - 2018 Farm Study Tour Finance Finance People                                                                                                         
- Chairman Paidi Kelly
Session 8.     Resilient practices
Key messages to take home
Conference Networking Dinner
19:00
Thank you for coming and we wish you a healthy and prosperous year

2019 Positive Farmers Dairy Conference Programme

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork. Jan 16th & 17th 2019

Future environmental regulations  – Greenhouse gas emissions, water and air quality
Tadgh Buckley Jack Kennedy Bill O’Keeffe
Brendan Horan Research Officer  Grassland Science Teagasc
Con Hurley Writer and life coach Cork
Personal time management – how to make it happen                                                                                                
Sian Bushell Succession Facilitator Wales
Pat Hickey Dairy farmer Co Kilkenny
The benefits of once-a-day milking How once a day milking works for us Moorepark labour survey data Indicates farm performance - hrs. worked per cow
Catherine & Liam Millerick Dairy farmers Co Tipperary
Marion Beecher Teagasc Research officer
Oliver O’Gorman Co Waterford
Michael Bateman Dairy farmer Co Cork.
Peter Farrell Gerard Finnan  Matthew Pilkington
Resilient farm systems                                                                                                         
Brendan Horan Research Officer  Grassland Science Teagasc  
Personal resilience Building resilience in life                                                                                                         
Nollaig Heffernan   Heffernan Consultancy

2019 Positive Farmers Dairy Conference Programme

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork. Jan 16th & 17th 2019

Programme Programme Speakers Speakers Chairpersons Chairpersons Accommodation Accommodation Partners Programme Partners Programme Book Now Book Now
DISCLAIMER: The information on the event website is correct at the time of publication. However, the event organisers reserve the right to change information.  The event organisers disclaim any and all liability to any person in respect of the consequences of any failure to operate, accident or injury which may occur on services reserved. The right is reserved to add, withdraw or substitute speakers and vary the advertised programme.
Padraig and Pat Walshe Dairy farmers Co Laois
Growing +20t/ha on an Irish farm  The Walshe family story
Marginal profit from marginal milk Production is vanity; Profit is sanity! Are you vain or sane?  
Dr John Roche  Science Adviser Down to Earth Advice Ltd New Zealand
Dr John Roche  Science Adviser Down to Earth Advice Ltd New Zealand
- Chairman Eddie  O’Donnell
CONFERENCE OUTLINE CONFERENCE OUTLINE
Positive Farmers,  Cork, Ireland Office Open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Telephone 087 6457987 email: mok.positivefarmers@gmail.com

www.positivefarmers.ie

Programme Speakers Chairpersons Accommodation Partners Programme Partners Programme Book Now

2019Positive Farmers

Dairy Conference Programme

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork. Jan 16th & 17th 2019

Registration, refreshments and networking

Day 1 - Wednesday 16th January 2019

Lunch
 Refreshment break
 9:45 - 11:30 11:30 - 13:00 13:00 - 14:15 14:15 - 15:45 15:45 - 16:15 16:15 - 18:00 19:30 - 01:00
9:40 -  9:45
9:00 -  9:40
- Chairman Jack Kennedy

Conference Opening

Session 3    Pasture First - A Farm Advantage
- Chairman Eddie O’Donnell
Special Guest Speaker Rugby legend Donncha O'Callaghan
Lessons from 2018 – drought, late spring & winter feed shortages  
Dr John Roche  Science Adviser Down to Earth Advice Ltd New Zealand
Session 1.     Challenges ahead and challenges met
Session 2.     Superb pasture management
Getting stocking rates right and integrating the outside block                                                                                                       
Session 3       Managing yourself to achieve a great life
- Chairperson  Karen Dempsey
Successful Expansion How do I expand successfully - what is it the most important question? ,                                                                                                 
Session 4.     Successfully growing a business
- Chairman Mike Magan
The Hickey family story  Pat will outline the progress made by the Hickey family over the past 20 years.                                                                                                        
Conference Networking Dinner
Future environmental regulations  – Greenhouse gas emissions, water and air quality
Tadgh Buckley Jack Kennedy Bill O’Keeffe
Donal Patton Teagasc Ballyhaise College
Con Hurley Writer and life coach Cork
Personal time management – how to make it happen                                                                                                
Sian Bushell Succession Facilitator Wales
Pat Hickey Dairy farmer Co Kilkenny
- Chairman Aidan Brennan

Join us for complimentary Tea/Coffee and Finger Food,

before you set off home.

   

Day 2 - Thursday 17th January 2019

Registration, refreshments and networking

Day 2 Opening 
Lunch and networking
11:00 - 11:30 11:30 - 13:00 13:00 - 14:15 14:15 - 15:15 15:15 - 16:45 16:45 - 16:50 16:50 …………
8:45 - 9:25 9:25 - 9:30

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Session 3    Pasture First - A Farm Advantage
Session 4    Pasture First - A Farm Advantage
Complimentary Finger Food and networking
 Refreshment break 
9:30 - 11:00

  Places are limited – so Book Now!

  
    positivefarmers@gmail.com      Phone: 353 87 6457987
Session 5.     Streamlining work on the farm
- Chairman John McNamara
Session 6.     Increasing efficiency
- Chairman  Michael Murphy
How measuring live-weight brought a new dimension to cow efficiency                                                                                              
Calf rearing in Ireland Do we need to think again?                                                                         
Session 7.     Lessons from New Zealand
- Chairman John McNamara
Lessons from New Zealand Farm Study Tour 2018 Finance Grass People                                                                                                         
- Chairman Paidi Kelly
Session 8.     Resilient practices
Key messages to take home
Thank you for coming and we wish you a healthy and prosperous year
The benefits of once-a-day milking How once a day milking works for us Moorepark labour survey data Indicates farm performance - hrs. worked per cow
Catherine & Liam Millerick Dairy farmers Co Tipperary
Marion Beecher Teagasc Research officer
Michael Bateman Dairy farmer Co Cork.
Resilient farm systems                                                                                                         
Brendan Horan Research Officer Grassland Science Teagasc    
Personal resilience Building resilience in life                                                                                                         
Nollaig Heffernan  Heffernan Consultancy
DISCLAIMER: The information on the event website is correct at the time of publication. However, the event organisers reserve the right to change information.  The event organisers disclaim any and all liability to any person in respect of the consequences of any failure to operate, accident or injury which may occur on services reserved. The right is reserved to add, withdraw or substitute speakers and vary the advertised programme.
Growing +20t/ha on an Irish farm  The Walshe family story
Padraig and Pat Walshe Dairy farmers Co Laois
Marginal profit from marginal milk Production is vanity; Profit is sanity! Are you vain or sane?  
Dr. John Roche  World renowned Science Adviser New Zealand
Oliver O’Gorman Co Waterford
Peter Farrell Gerard Finnan  Matthew Pilkington
CONFERENCE OUTLINE CONFERENCE OUTLINE