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Our 2nd Annual Dairy Conference

We held our 2nd annual Dairy Conference in Thomond Park on the 10th January 2018 and thankfully it proved to be a great success. Our five guest speakers and our Chairman's insight into dairying and the content of their presentations proved invaluable.

 

 

Our bags lined the pitch itself to protect it from the weather. 

 

Thomond Park provided an excellent venue for holding the Conference. 

 

The theme for the day was 'Calf Health, Cow Health, Cow Comfort Crucial to Maximising Herd Potential.'

 

Our Chairman for the day was Pfr. Finbar Mulligan.

 

Our guest speakers on the day included Pfr. Karina Pierce, Dr. Jo Leroy, Pfr. Alan Kelly, Dr. Jon Huxley, and Drs. Bert van Niejenhuis. 

 

Overall it proved to be a very informative day.

 

 

 

 

 

We will publish the papers as we did last year for your information if demand is there.

 

 

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