Exciting programme announced for the YFCU Inspire Agricultural Conference

21 December 2016

Exciting programme announced for the YFCU Inspire Agricultural Conference

An exciting programme has been announced for the YFCU Inspire Agricultural Conference sponsored by Massey Ferguson and supported by the Ulster Farmers' Union. A range of workshops and farm visits have been arranged for the event which takes place on Saturday 21st January at the Glenavon Hotel in Cookstown. They are as follows:


Registration – From 9am
Welcome and Introduction


Farm Visits
Delegates can attend their choice of one of the following:
Beef – McCreas Farm
Dairy – Stephen & Alex Brown's Farm
Diversification – The Jungle NI

Lunch

Workshops part 1
Delegates can attend their choice of one of the following:
• Using new technology and knowledge to improve sheep farming – Isaac Crilly & Mike Millar (Sponsored by Dunbia)
• Financial management in agriculture– Jason McMinn, FarmGate Consultancy
• Technology – Massey Ferguson


Workshops part 2
Delegates can attend their choice of one of the following:
• Johnes & BVD – Sam Strain AHWNI
• Land Mobility – YFCU
• Dairy herd fertility: feeding, breeding and management - Finbar Mulligan (Sponsored by Chestnutt Animal Feeds)


Workshops part 3
Delegates can attend their choice of one of the following:
• Simple techniques to improve profits through better grassland management – Gareth Davies, GGAS Ltd (Sponsored by Dunbia)
• The role of production systems & husbandry in dairy farm profitability – Finbar Mulligan (Sponsored by Chestnutt Animal Feeds Ltd)
• Synchronisation and AI in Beef Cattle: How to get good results – Aurelie Moralis, Zoetis


Workshops part 4
Delegates can attend their choice of one of the following:
• Digital Technology in Animal Health: Simon Doherty, Blackwater Consultancy
• Dairy Farming in Saudi Arabia – Denis Torrens
• Working together as producers – Dunbia


Dinner with guest speaker Martin Irvine, This Farming Life

The conference fee, which includes lunch and dinner, is £35 per head for YFCU members; £45 for Ulster Farmers’ Union members and £50 for non-members. (Booking fees will apply).

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE NOW AT: www.yfcuinspire.eventbrite.co.uk