Breeding 2021

January 27 & 28 2021

 

January 27: Dairy

 

19.00

Welcome and opening remarks

Michael Nolan

Michael Nolan

Managing Director, Agri Insider & Chairman Business Post Events

19:05

Virtual dairy AI roadshow part 1: Low input and dairy beef

Are you breeding the right cow for your farm? A series of short questions from farmers will be discussed by our panel of experts and suggestions made on the most suitable bull choices for 2021.

Panelists will include Senior Representatives from Dovea Genetics, Munster Bovine and Bull Bank.

 

19:30

Feeding to maximise your breeding decisions

A presentation looking at how important is the nutrition of your animal in ensuring an economic return on your breeding decisions.

Moderator: Mike Magan

Moderator: Mike Magan

Chair Animal Health Ireland

Mark O'Rourke

Mark O'Rourke

Sales Manager, Univet

Dr. Nicholas Ryan

Dr. Nicholas Ryan

(B. Agr. Sc., PhD), Postdoctoral Researcher, UCD Lyons Systems Herd Project

Andrew Glynn

Andrew Glynn

General Manager, Bimeda IRL

19:46

“Chewing the Cud”

Presented by Agri Insider, our experts discuss and debate, in a no holds barred engaging and entertaining session, the hot topics in the world of Irish dairy farming including:

  • Can EBI help increase profits on Irish dairy farmers into the future?
  • What will Irish dairy farms look like if derogation is removed?
Moderator: Karol Kissane

Moderator: Karol Kissane

Policy Director, Agri Insider

Donald Scully

Donald Scully

Elite EBI Herd & Chairperson Laois ICMSA

Roger Barkley

Roger Barkley

Farm Manager Tintur Holsteins & Director Barkley Farm Solutions

Harold Kingston

Harold Kingston

Dairy Farmer & Munster Regional Chair IFA

20:20

Virtual dairy AI roadshow part 2: medium to high input

Our experts return to give their advice on the best bull decisions for higher input systems.

Panelists will include Senior Representatives from World Wide Sires, Munster Bovine and Dovea Genetics.

20:48

Technology in breeding

What aids can help you in meeting your breeding targets and what are the cows’ nutritional requirements during this time?

Moderator Gill O Sullivan

Moderator Gill O Sullivan

Dairy Farmer, VET, Farming Independent & Farmers Weekly Contributor

Niall O'Hanlon

Niall O'Hanlon

Regional Sales Representative, Dairymaster.

Eamon Sheehan

Eamon Sheehan

Dairy Farmer, Kilkenny

Stephen Fagan

Stephen Fagan

Head of Operations and Design, Moocall

Alan Heaney

Alan Heaney

Co Owner,Efficient Farm Systems & Lely Center Mullingar, National Distributors of Sensehub

21:20

ONE ON ONE INTERVIEW

Through the looking glass: Agri Insider’s Karol Kissane interviews John Jordan CEO Ornua on the outlook for global dairy and what Irish farmers need to do to ensure they are best placed to supply premium markets.

 

John Jordan

John Jordan

CEO, Ornua

21:36

The Farmer Outlook:

ICMSA President Pat McCormack shares his views on dairying in 2021 and beyond

Pat McCormack

Pat McCormack

President, ICMSA

21:40

Day 1 concludes

January 28: BEEF

19:00

Welcome and opening remarks

19:03

Beef – the backbone of rural Ireland

Our expert panel discuss beef farming and how it ties in to the future of rural Ireland from an environmental, social and economic perspective.

 

Karol Kissane

Karol Kissane

Policy Director, Agri Insider

Tadhg Buckley

Tadhg Buckley

Director of Policy/Chief Economist, IFA

Michael Fitzmaurice

Michael Fitzmaurice

Independent TD Roscommon - Galway

19:35

Beef AI virtual roadshow

Our breeding experts are on hand to recommend what AI bulls suit your system in 2021 based on short video questions from suckler farmers.

Panelists will include Senior Representatives from Bull Bank, Dovea Genetics and Munster Bovine.

 

 

Moderator: Ciaran Lenehan

Moderator: Ciaran Lenehan

Chanelle Pharma

Seamus Nagle

Seamus Nagle

B.Agr.Sc (Animal Science), MSC.Sales Mgmt.DIT, Bull Bank

Rose Goulding

Rose Goulding

NCBC

John Lynch

John Lynch

Dovea Genetics

20:03

“Chewing the cud”

Sparks could fly in our second edition of ‘Chewing the ‘Cud’ as our guests debate some interesting and controversial issues including:

  • Is the Eurostar rating system working for the Irish beef farmer, from suckler farmer to finisher?
  • How can the Irish suckler and beef industry best position itself to show it operates in an environmentally responsible manner?

 

Moderator: Karol Kissane

Moderator: Karol Kissane

Policy Director, Agri Insider

Dr. Andrew Cromie

Dr. Andrew Cromie

Geneticist, Irish Cattle Breeding Federation

Emmanuel O’Dea

Emmanuel O’Dea

Suckler Farmer Simmental Breeder, Galway

Aoife Forde

Aoife Forde

Suckler Farmer, The Burren

20:43

The Pedigree Bull virtual roadshow

This session investigates what a farmer should be looking for when purchasing a pedigree bull for his/her herd and also takes a look at what different breeds have to offer

 

 

Moderator: John Heslin

Moderator: John Heslin

MSD

Dr Doreen Corridan

Dr Doreen Corridan

Technical Manager Munster Bovine

Eoin Lynch

Eoin Lynch

Pedigree Hereford Breeder,

Sean Kilkenny

Sean Kilkenny

Pedigree Angus breeder

21:15

ONE ON ONE INTERVIEW

What markets want: Karol interviews Joe Burke Senior Manager of Beef and Livestock at Bord Bia to identify what beef markets will look like in 5 years’ time and what do Irish farmers need to know now to put themselves in the best position for the future. The interview will also include discussion on the new Protected Geographical Indicator (PGI) status for Irish beef and whether it will put money in farmers’ pockets?

 

Joe Burke

Joe Burke

Senior Manager Meat & Livestock, Bord Bia

21:35

Closing remarks