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2022 POSITIVE FARMERS CONFERENCE

Much More that just a Conference;

This is your best opportunity to network with the largest assembly of focused, high performing dairy farmers, speakers,

industry leaders and scientists, from Ireland, UK, Europe, U.S. and New Zealand.

DISCLAIMER: The information on the event website is correct at the time of publication. However, the event organisers reserve the right to change information. The event organisers disclaim any and all liability to any person in respect of the consequences of any failure to operate, accident or injury which may occur on services reserved. The right is reserved to add, withdraw or substitute speakers and vary the advertised programme.

Preparing for a New Era

Positioning Ourselves For A VIBRANT AND PROSPEROUS FUTURE

REGISTER NOW REGISTER NOW
Chairperson: Michael Murphy ( Irish dairy farming) leader)
Chairperson: Michael Murphy ( Irish dairy farming leader)
Chairperson: Michael Murphy ( Irish dairy farming leader)
Chairperson: Michael Murphy ( Irish dairy farming leader)

We hope to stretch and stimulate farmers’ minds and provide a forum for the open exchange of ideas,

knowledge and science.

The latest science on optimum stocking rate and two farmer insights on how changing stocking rate led to higher profits, reduced work and a lower environmental footprint
Scientist and farmer perspective on how we can best incorporate and sustain clover levels in our swards to harness its benefits
Linda O’Neill Matthew Gunningham More speakers to be announced
We would be grateful if you would take the time to complete the feedback survey to assist us in our continuous improvement efforts. Your opinion is valued. Thank you your support.
Chairperson: Michael Murphy ( Irish dairy farming) leader)
Chairperson: Michael Murphy ( Irish dairy farming leader)
Chairperson: Michael Murphy ( Irish dairy farming leader)
Chairperson: Michael Murphy ( Irish dairy farming leader)
Scientist and farmer perspective on how we can best incorporate and sustain clover levels in our swards to harness its benefits
Shane Chambers (Dairy Farmer)
Better Farming  Better Business  Better Living
Networking Lunch
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Positive Farmers, Cork, Ireland Open; Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Telephone; 353 87 6457987 Email: positivefarmers@gmail.com

What you gain from participating in the best Dairy Conference

Effective Management of Farm Finances

Full house at the 2017 Dairy Conference
Registration at 2017 Conference
Joint Committee of Agriculture.
Michael Murphy & Piet Boer (FrieslandCampina)

Check-In, Refreshments & Networking

2022 Positive Farmers Dairy Conference Programme

Networking Lunch
Networking Refreshment break
9:55 - 11:30 11:30 - 11:40 11:40 - 13:10 13:10 - 14:30 14:30 - 16:00 16:00 - 16:30 16:30 - 18:00 19:30 - 01:00
9:50 - 9:55
9:00 - 9:50
Michael Murphy Irish dairy farming leader

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Complimentary Finger Food and networking
Session 1. Vision for the Future - Preparing for a New Era
Session 3. Is EBI Delivering?
Chairperson: Robert Troy (Dairy Farmer)
What breeding strategies are going to deliver success to Irish farmers? What breeding objectives should farmers have and what’s the best way to achieve these?
Session 4. Overcoming barriers – Farming success stories

Places are limited – so Book Now!

Online booking: www.positivefarmers.ie Phone: 353 87 6457987
Conference Networking Dinner
Thank you for support and we wish you a healthy and prosperous year. Better Farming - Better Business - Better Living The Grazed Grass Route

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork. JUNE 28th & 29th 2022

Observations and international insights on some of the key trends that will shape the future of Irish dairy farming
Chairperson: Kevin Twomey (Dairy Farmer)
With so many changes happening in policy and economics, what are the key things Irish dairy farmers needs to get right to secure a sustainable and profitable future
Session 2. Setting a stocking rate that works for me
Dr. Laurence Shalloo Head of the Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation programme Teagasc, Moorepark, Co. Cork.
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Two inspirational stories from farmers who made big changes to achieve their farming dreams
Conference Networking Dinner

2022 Positive Farmers Dairy Conference Programme

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork. JUNE 28th & 29th 2022

Registration, refreshments and networking

Networking Lunch
Networking Refreshment break
9:30 - 11:00 11:00 - 11:30 11:30 - 13:00 13:00 - 14:15 14:15 - 16:00 16:00 - 16:35 16:40 - 18:00
9:00 - 9:30
Chairperson: Gillian O’Sullivan (OAD dairy farmer, Vet)
Session 3 Pasture First - A Farm Advantage
Session 7 Key Insights to Managing Change
Nollaig Heffernan on the key principles we can all use to manage change. John Fitzpatrick on managing the transition out of farming due to health reasons and former Ireland international Donnacha O Callaghan on transitioning from professional rugby to a new career A farmer panel session discussing the key actions they are taking to manage the current volatility and how they are trying to future proof their businesses
Session 8. Managing Volatility

Places are limited – so Book Now!

This is a Conference not to be missed.

Online booking: www.positivefarmers.ie Contact us: positivefarmers@gmail.com Phone: 353 87 6457987
Hear the latest science from New Zealand on how 10 milkings in 7 days is achieving similar performance to twice a day milking and how Matt Gunningham makes his farm an attractive place to work
Chairperson: John McNamara (Teagasc, Moorepark)
Session 5. People Friendly Farming
Session 6 Successful Farming Clover
Complementary - Farewell & Networking Buffet
Chairperson: Justin McCarthy (Irish Farmers Journal)
Chairperson: Niall Murphy (Emerald Dairy’s)
Chairperson: Michael Murphy ( Irish dairy farming leader)
Dr. Brendan Horan Research Officer Grassland Science and Innovation Teagasc, Moorepark, Co. Cork. Mike Birmingham (Dairy Farmer) Barry Bateman (Dairy Farmer)
Dr Donagh Berry & Dr. Frank Buckley Research Office - Animal Breeding Teagasc, Moorepark, Co. Cork
Matthew Gunningham Tasmanian dairy farmer & Nuffield Scholar Gerry McGuire Dairy farming in Co Tipperary
Chairperson: Aidan Brennan ( Irish Farmers Journal)
Chairperson: Robert Troy (Dairy Farmer)
Get the chance to meet open minded, positive farmers from around Ireland, the UK and other parts of the world!

Join us for complimentary Tea/Coffee and Finger Food, before you set off home.

Complimentary Finger Food and networking
DAY
2

Registration, refreshments and networking

Networking Lunch
Networking Refreshment break
9:30 - 11:00 11:00 - 11:30 11:30 - 13:00 13:00 - 14:15 14:15 - 16:35 - 16:40
9:00 - 9:30
Chairperson: Gillian O’Sullivan (OAD dairy farmer, Vet)
Session 3 Pasture First - A Farm Advantage
Session 7 Key Insights to Managing Change
Nollaig Heffernan on the key principles we can all use to manage change. John Fitzpatrick on managing the transition out of farming due to health reasons and former Ireland international Donnacha O Callaghan on transitioning from professional rugby to a new career A farmer panel session discussing the key actions they are taking to manage the current volatility and how they are trying to future proof their businesses
Session 8. Managing Volatility

Places are limited – so Book Now!

Online booking: www.positivefarmers.ie Phone: 353 87 6457987
Hear the latest science from New Zealand on how 10 milkings in 7 days is achieving similar performance to twice a day milking and how Matt Gunningham makes his farm an attractive place to work
Chairperson: John McNamara (Teagasc, Moorepark)
Session 5. People Friendly Farming
Session 6 Successfully Farming Clover
Conference Close
Complementary - Farewell & Networking Buffet
Chairperson: Michael Murphy ( Irish dairy farming leader)
Dr. Paul Edwards Senior Scientist, DairyNZ Matthew Gunningham Tasmanian dairy farmer & Nuffield Scholar
Dr James Humphreys Research Officer, Teagasc Peter Young Organic dairy farmer, Kildare
Dr. Nollaig Heffernan Management Consultant John Fitzpatrick Donnacha O’Çallaghan ex Irish international & Munster rugby player
Chairperson: Aidan Brennan ( Irish Farmers Journal)
DOWNLOAD PROGRAMME Day 1 & 2
DOWNLOAD PROGRAMME Day 1 & 2
DOWNLOAD PROGRAMME Day 1 & 2
Short Break
DISCLAIMER: The information on the event website is correct at the time of publication. However, the event organisers reserve the right to change information. The event organisers disclaim any and all liability to any person in respect of the consequences of any failure to operate, accident or injury which may occur on services reserved. The right is reserved to add, withdraw or substitute speakers and vary the advertised programme.

2022 POSITIVE FARMERS DAIRY CONFERENCE

Much More that just a Conference;

This is your best opportunity to network with the largest

assembly of focused, high performing dairy farmers, speakers,

industry leaders and scientists, from Ireland, UK, Europe, U.S.

and New Zealand.

Excellent speakers, evidence based research and new advancements

in the dairy industry are hallmarks of this conference. With cutting

edge topics, a global perspective, and the latest research, and also

providing unparalleled networking opportunities.

This is an investment both in your self and your business

Preparing for a New Era

Positioning Ourselves For A VIBRANT AND PROSPEROUS FUTURE

REGISTER NOW REGISTER NOW
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The latest science on optimum stocking rate and two farmer insights on how changing stocking rate led to higher profits, reduced work and a lower environmental footprint
Linda O’Neill Matthew Gunningham More speakers to be announced
We would be grateful if you would take the time to complete the feedback survey to assist us in our continuous improvement efforts. Your opinion is valued. Thank you your support.
Chairperson: Michael Murphy ( Irish dairy farming) leader)
Chairperson: Michael Murphy ( Irish dairy farming leader)
Chairperson: Michael Murphy ( Irish dairy farming leader)
Chairperson: Michael Murphy ( Irish dairy farming leader)
Scientist and farmer perspective on how we can best incorporate and sustain clover levels in our swards to harness its benefits
Dr. Nollaig Heffernan Management Consultant John Fitzpatrick
Better Farming  Better Business  Better Living
DOWNLOAD PROGRAMME Day 1 & 2
DOWNLOAD PROGRAMME Day 1 & 2

Better Farming Better Business Better Living

  
353 87 6457987
Open; Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

What you gain from participating in the best Dairy Conference

Effective Management of Farm Finances

Full house at the 2017 Dairy Conference
Registration at 2017 Conference
Joint Committee of Agriculture.
Michael Murphy & Piet Boer (FrieslandCampina)

2022 Positive Farmers Dairy Conference Programme

Places are limited – so Book Now!

This is a Conference not to be missed.

Online booking: www.positivefarmers.ie Contact us: positivefarmers@gmail.com Phone: 353 87 6457987
Thank you for support and we wish you a healthy and prosperous year. Better Farming - Better Business - Better Living The Grazed Grass Route

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork. Jan 12th & 13th 2022

2022 Positive Farmers Dairy Conference Programme

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork. JUNE 28th & 29th 2022

Check-In, Refreshments & Networking

Networking Lunch
Networking Refreshment break
9:45 - 10:00 10:00 - 11:40 11:40 - 13:10 13:10 - 14:30 14:30 - 16:00 16:00 - 16:30 16:30 - 18:00 19:30 - 01:00
9:40 - 9:45
9:00 - 9:40
Michael Murphy Irish dairy farming leader

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Setting the Scene - Preparing for a New Era
Session 3. Is EBI Delivering?
Chairperson: Robert Troy (Dairy Farmer)
What breeding strategies are going to deliver success to Irish farmers? What breeding objectives should farmers have and what’s the best way to achieve these?
Session 4. Overcoming barriers – Farming success stories

Places are limited – so Book Now!

This is a Conference not to be missed.

Online booking: www.positivefarmers.ie Contact us: positivefarmers@gmail.com Phone: 353 87 6457987
Conference Networking Dinner
Observations and international insights on some of the key trends that will shape the future of Irish dairy farming
Session 1. Vision for the Future
With so many changes happening in policy and economics, what are the key things Irish dairy farmers needs to get right to secure a sustainable and profitable future
Session 2. Setting a stocking rate that works for me
Dr. Laurence Shalloo Head of the Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation programme Teagasc, Moorepark, Co. Cork.
1
DAY
Two inspirational stories from farmers who made big changes to achieve their farming dreams
Conference Networking Dinner
Chairperson: Niall Murphy (Emerald Dairy’s)
Dr. Brendan Horan Research Officer Grassland Science and Innovation Teagasc, Moorepark, Co. Cork. Mike Birmingham (Dairy Farmer) Barry Bateman (Dairy Farmer)
Dr. Frank Buckley Research Officer Animal Breeding Teagasc, Moorepark, Co. Cork Shane Chambers (Dairy Farmer)
Matthew Gunningham Tasmanian dairy farmer & Nuffield Scholar Gerry McGuire Dairy farming in Co Tipperary
Chairperson: Robert Troy (Dairy Farmer)
Get the chance to meet open minded, positive farmers from around Ireland, the UK and other parts of the world!

Join us for complimentary Tea/Coffee and Finger Food, before you set off home.

Complimentary Finger Food and networking
DAY
2

Registration, refreshments and networking

Networking Lunch
Networking Refreshment break
9:30 - 11:00 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 - 18:00
9:00 - 9:30
Chairperson: Gillian O’Sullivan (OAD dairy farmer, Vet)
Session 3 Pasture First - A Farm Advantage
Session 7 Key Insights to Managing Change
Nollaig Heffernan on the key principles we can all use to manage change. John Fitzpatrick on managing the transition out of farming due to health reasons and former Ireland international Donnacha O Callaghan on transitioning from professional rugby to a new career A farmer panel session discussing the key actions they are taking to manage the current volatility and how they are trying to future proof their businesses
Session 8. Managing Volatility

Places are limited – so Book Now!

This is a Conference not to be missed.

Online booking: www.positivefarmers.ie Contact us: positivefarmers@gmail.com Phone: 353 87 6457987
Hear the latest science from New Zealand on how 10 milkings in 7 days is achieving similar performance to twice a day milking and how Matt Gunningham makes his farm an attractive place to work
Chairperson: John McNamara (Teagasc, Moorepark)
Session 5. People Friendly Farming
Session 6 Successfully Farming Clover
Conference Close
Complementary - Farewell & Networking Buffet
Chairperson: Michael Murphy ( Irish dairy farming leader)
Dr. Paul Edwards Senior Scientist, DairyNZ Matthew Gunningham Tasmanian dairy farmer & Nuffield Scholar
Dr James Humphreys Research Officer, Teagasc Peter Young Organic dairy farmer, Kildare
Donnacha O’Çallaghan ex Irish international & Munster rugby player
Chairperson: Aidan Brennan ( Irish Farmers Journal)

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