Advances in Knowledge and Technologies for Agriculture Conference – 10 June 2015



Advances in Knowledge and Technologies for Agriculture Conference

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, Tullamore Court Hotel, Co. Offaly

Organised by Teagasc and UCD In association with the Agricultural Science Association

Click here to download full programme

Conference Proceedings and Speaker presentations are now available to download here:

Conference Proceedings

Prof. Orla Feely, UCD

Dr. Donagh Berry, Teagasc

Dr. Marijke Beltman, UCD School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Tommy Boland, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

Dr. Rachel Creamer, Teagasc

Dr. Paul Murphy, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

Dr. Patrick Forrestal, Teagasc

Dr. Kevin McDonnell, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

Dr. Bernadette O’Brien, Teagasc

Mr. Kevin Connelly, Teagasc

Prof. Alan Renwick, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

12 June 2015

Big Attendance at Conference on New Technologies

There was a big attendance of ASA members and other professionals from across the agri-food sector at the conference on ‘Advances in Knowledge & Technologies for Agriculture’ in Tullamore on Wednesday 10 June.

The conference, which was organised by Teagasc and UCD and run in association with the ASA, was an ideal opportunity to get updated on new technologies and opportunities for innovation emerging from the latest agricultural research from Teagasc and UCD.

The dramatic impact of genomics on genetic gain and profitability in dairy farming over the past five years and the potential benefits of genomics for suckler beef and sheep production were among the many highlights.

The results of significant new research on replacing cereals with by-products in ruminant rations were also outlined as were the results of research on the impact of the nitrates regulations in achieving improvements in phosphorus management on dairy farms.

We heard about novel technologies for precision tillage farming and for enhancing grazing management.  There were also interesting sessions on methods to raise awareness among farmers on the importance of adopting financial management tools and on the use of technology to enable dairy farmers to increase competitiveness in the post-quota era.

The level of research collaboration between Teagasc and UCD was a striking feature of the conference.  Many of the research projects featured on the day involved scientists from both institutes.  This pooling of expertise was emphasised in their opening addresses by Professor Gerry Boyle, Director of Teagasc and Professor Orla Feely, UCD Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact.

Our sincere thanks to our colleagues in Teagasc and UCD for generously sharing their time and knowledge with us.

Summaries of all the presentations as Conference Proceedings are available above. All the powerpoint presentations are also available and can be downloaded above.

Photos from the Conference:

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