13 September 2021
By Tom Collins
The Teagasc Moorepark Open Day 2021 Day is taking place on Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th & Thursday, 16th September 2021. It is repeated over the 3 days to ensure compliance with government Covid-19 guidelines. The event consists of a planned onsite event and also a virtual event on Wednesday.
If you wish to attend the event you must pre-book at the ‘Book Ticket’ link below.
On Site Event
Book your ticket for the on-site event here
|To register for virtual events click here|
Open Day Topics
Open Day topics will include:
- strategies to increase farm efficiency and profitability
- grassland management and nutrient use efficiency
- The Signpost Programme
- DairyBeef 500 campaign
- dairy cow breeding
- developing a Great Farm Workplace
Wednesday September 15th, 7pm – Industry Forum
At 7pm on Wednesday there will be a Moorepark’21 virtual event broadcast live from the Open Day venue. This virtual event will be an industry forum on challenges and opportunities facing the Irish dairy industry;
Facilitated by Sharon Ní Bheoláin from RTÉ, the panel discussion will feature:
- Mr. Charlie McConalogue, Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine;
- Professor Gerry Boyle, Director of Teagasc;
- John Jordan, Chief Executive of Ornua;
- Marie Donnelly, Chairperson of Climate Change Advisory Council
Register below for Moorepark21 – Industry Forum on Challenges and Opportunities facing the Irish Dairy Industry taking place on Wednesday at 7pm
Wednesday September 15th, 9am – 2021 NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards
At 9am on Wednesday morning, an awards ceremony celebrating the 2021 NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards will take place.
Register for the 2021 NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards taking place on Wednesday at 9am
The Dairy Edge Podcast at Moorepark ’21
An episode of The Dairy Edge podcast will be released on each day of Moorepark ’21. Emma-Louise Coffey will be joined by special guests to discuss topics of interest to dairy farmers. Details of the topics and speakers can be seen below:
- Tuesday, 14th September
Leading reproductive technologies; have they a role to maximise your herds potential?
Dr Stephen Butler, Teagasc
- Wednesday, 15th September
How will the new Nitrates policy impact on your farm business?
Jack Nolan, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine (DAFM)
- Thursday, 16th September
Making your milking process more labour and energy efficient
Dr. John Upton, Ryan Prendergast, Fergal Buckley, Teagasc
There are three ways to listen to the podcast:
- Subscribe on Apple Podcasts
- Subscribe on Spotify
- Or you can listen by visiting www.teagasc.ie/thedairyedge
The Irish dairy industry has been the fastest growing dairy-sector in the EU over the last 10-years, which has contributed greatly to improved economic prosperity in rural Ireland and to growth in employment and exports. These achievements have occurred alongside growing environmental pressures concerning agricultural emissions (GHG and ammonia), reduced water quality and biodiversity loss. Given the ambitious national environmental targets that have been adopted, the dairy industry needs to operate farming systems that are sustainable in economic, social and environmental terms. There is, therefore, an urgent requirement for dairy farmers to adopt new technologies and manage their farming system to minimise its impact on climate change, water and air quality and biodiversity.