29th National Dairy Show

The National Dairy Show 2011 is being held in the Green Glens today. The event will, as always, be a great family day with a large trade exhibition and the best of Irelands dairy cows in attendance.  This year’s show will be officially opened by The Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney. The National Dairy Show has developed over the years and can now proudly acclaim itself as one of the best in Europe.

Other new attractions this year will include Macra skills as Cork Macra clubs battle each other in competitions that are unique in their originality. Glenilen Farm will be present on the day. They will be giving talks on Artisan production and many people interested in this area will value the experience of the successful West Cork family enterprise.

The Coachroom at the venue will host the Pfizer Animal Health ‘Farm Forum’ to discuss the topic “Opportunities & obstacles post 2015”. Alan Jagoe, National President of Macra will chair the forum which starts at 11.45am. Speakers will include D. Charles Chavasse, a Vet who will discuss “Disease implications for an expanding dairy herd”. Well known Dairy farmer & a recipient of a Nuffield scholarship Mr. Gerard Buckley will give a dairy farmers perspective on expanding a dairy enterprise.

Trade stand holders at this year’s show both have a strong focus on and understand the requirements of dairy farmers and farmers in general.Modern areas of technology and science are well represented; such as animal nutrition, computer software and breeding management this year … [read more on this]

Mark Nutsford will judge the handler and dairy classes. Mark is on the top panel of Holstein UK judges and has travelled worldwide judging at many top national shows. He has many interests in the dairy industry, in the embryo transfer and bovine semen industries, while still actively farming under the famous Riverdane prefix.

See  nationaldairyshow.com for full details

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