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As part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Year of Sustainable Grassland initiative, the Irish Grassland Association are organising a free admission Reseeding Demonstration event for members on Wednesday 17th May. The aim of this event will be to promote the benefits of reseeding and best practice procedures that farmers can follow to achieve better yields from their grassland. The Irish Seed Trade Association are kindly sponsoring the event and it will be held on the farm of Donald and Lucy Bateman, Ballylooby, Cahir, Co Tipperary.
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The Irish Grassland Association Dairy Summer Tour focuses on milk production on leased land when it visits two grass based dairy farms in Kilkenny and Grange, Carlow. The event, sponsored by AIB Bank, takes place on Tuesday July 25th at 8am sharp. The major focus of this year’s event will be on producing milk on a part leased or fully leased milking platform. Maximising the use of grazed grass in the cows’ diet will feature prominently on both farms.
A total of 4.39 million hectares of the land of the Republic of Ireland is classified as lowland mineral soil while a further 1.47 million hectares of land is classified as mountain and hill land. Approximately one third of the lowland mineral soil category (1.44 million hectares) is classified as wet land. It is estimated that up to one third of Irish milk is produced on either heavy or elevated soils. Inclement weather conditions have the potential to add complexity, cost and risk to the milk produced on such soils.
The annual IGA Dairy Conference took place on Thursday 7th January in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick and was kindly sponsored by Yara. This years’ conference theme focussed on strategies to overcome volatility. Key speakers at the event included leading dairy farmers and members of the dairy industry working in the areas of research, consultancy and agribusiness.
The annual Irish Grassland Association National Dairy Conference, sponsored by Yara, takes place at 9am on Thursday 7 January 2016. The theme of this year’s event focuses on some of the strategies required to overcome volatility in dairying. Addressing the conference will be some of the countries’ leading dairy farmers, agri-consultants, researchers and agribusiness personnel.
Over the past decade milk price volatility has become an increasing feature of the Irish dairy industry. Farmers who recognise the challenges it presents and adapt accordingly will continue to operate profitable and viable farm businesses. This conference will focus on the key areas of grassland management; financial management; and cow nutrition and fertility to overcome the volatility they face outside the farm gate.