Farmex Opening Time: 9 AM

  • Farm safety demos 10 & 11 AM held in conjunction with an Garda, Health & Safety  Authority (HSA) & Teagasc.
  • Official opening 11.30 AM by Mairead McGuinness MEP & Mike Ross rugby icon
  • 12 PM first seminar
  • 6 pm show closes

12 pm – Family Farm Business Seminar 

  • Challenges Facing  Women in Farming, Paula Hynes ,RTE Hardest Harvest 
  • Planning Farm Buildings-Tom Ryan, former Teagasc specialist
  • Renewable Energy for Farms-Pat Smith, CEO of Local Power
  • Family Partnership Farming-Alan Jagoe, former Macra President 
  • Chairperson- Darragh McCulloch, Agri journalist & Meath milk producer
12.30 – Profitable Milk Production Seminar 

  • Buffer Feeding the Dairy Herd-Cathal Bohane, Keenan -Alltech nutritionist
  • New Entrant to Dairying-Peter Hynes, Dairygold milk producer
  • Breeding for  Profitable Milk Production-Padraic Greenan, Monaghan
  • Alternatives to Rented Grazing & Expensive  Silage-Brian Reidy, nutritionist
  • Chairperson, Pat McCormack, ICMSA President
2 pm- Profitable Beef Production Seminar

  • Beef from the Suckler Herd- Robin Talbot, Laois farmer.
  • Profitable Beef Production-Martin Ryan, Glanbia 
  • Beef from the Dairy herd-Dr Robert Prendiville, Teagasc Grange,
  • EU & British Beef Market-Joe Burke, Bord Bia
  • Chairperson, Patrick Kent, President ICSA

2.30 – Improving Farming Health, Lifestyle and Safety

  • Clever Drafting & Heat Detection Solutions-Chris Murphy, Saber
  • Reducing Farm Accidents-Pat Griffin-Health & Safety Authority
  • Improving Farm Health-John G. McNamara, Teagasc,
  • Accident Survivor Testimonial-Peter Gohery, Livestock farmer 
  • Chairperson, Maura Canning, past Chair of IFA Farm Family Committee

4.30 – Working Smarter not Harder on Farms

  • Saving Hours on Compliance Paperwork, James Greevy, Herdwatch
  • Responding to Increasing Labour Demands, Peter Byrne, FRS Networks
  • Implications for Farming of GDPR Regulations, Mike Ross, Wizuda
  • Data the Extra Pair of Hands on Your Farm-Claire Clancy, Herdinsights
  • Chairperson, Pat Ryan, Capital Farms Partnership

3 – Succession on Family Farms

  • Land options for  Young Farmers-Austin Finn, Macra na Feirme
  • Family Law and Farm Succession, James Staines-Staines Law
  • Optimising  Farm Finances and Tax Allowances, Declan McEvoy –IFAC
  • Family Farm Succession Planning-Clare O’Keeffe, Succession Ireland 
  • Chairperson, Derry Dillon, Agri & Rural Affairs Manager, Macra na Feirme

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3.30 – Animal Health Seminar

  • Reproductive Herd Management-Dr Dan Ryan, Reprodoc Ltd.
  • Minimising Mastitis Problems-Frank O’Sullivan MVB, Veterinary Ireland 
  • Effective Farm Vaccination program, Dr. Doreen Corridan, Munster AI,
  • Optimising Animal Health on Dairy Farms-Martin Kavanagh MVB
  • Chairperson, Mike Magan, Animal Health Ireland
4 – Livestock Crops & Soil Seminar

  • Drone Technology for Farmers-Professor Kevin McDonnell, UCD 
  • Tillage Contracts for Livestock Farming-Shay Phelan, Teagasc specialist
  • Minimising Investment & Labour Using Contractors-Michael Moroney, FCI
  • Natural Solutions for Soil Fertility, Claire Marlet, Sobac France,
  • Chairperson, Chairperson-Matt O’Keeffe, Editor of Irish Farmers Monthly