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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

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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
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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
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