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Addressing Future Challenges of Pasture based Production Systems

Addressing Future Challenges of Pasture based Production Systems

Event Date: 27th April 2022, 10:45am - 2:00pm

Event Location: UCD Lyons Farm

Notes: Please be aware that there will be a lot of walking involved in this event

Background: Irish Agriculture is known globally for the pasture based nature of it's production systems, with dairy and beef production representing the two largest land uses in Ireland. Both globally and Nationally, Agriculture is tasked with numerous challenges from an economic and environmental perspective, amongst others, while also attempting to feed an ever increasing global population. Recent policy and geopolitical shifts have raised a number of immediate threats to farm productivity, sustainability and viability. Hear the latest updates on research taking place within UCD to address these issues on April 27th at UCD Lyons Farm

Event Agenda


Registration Tea/Coffee/Networking


Welcome, ASA President Dr. George Ramsbottom


AIB: A word from our Sponsor


Depart for the experimental platforms (2 x 45 minute sessions)

Platform 1

Improving the sustainability of high output grass based dairy systems (Karina Pierce, Zoe McKay, Finbar Mulligan, Niall Walsh and Paul Rice)

Platform 2

UCD Lyons Long-term Grazing Platform: Future Proofing Pasture Based Beef Production (Tommy Boland, Alan Kelly, Helen Sheridan, Fionnuala Godwin, Lucy Kent)


Light lunch/networking

Our Partner

Our Agricultural Science Association event ‘Addressing Future Challenges of Pasture based Production Systems’ is kindly sponsored by AIB.

Group 52

Secure your place

Register now for the Agricultural Science Association ‘Addressing Future Challenges of Pasture based Production Systems’ event kindly sponsored by AIB.

ASA Beef Event

June 24th (9:00-2:30) ABP Slaney Factory

The Agricultural Science Association is delighted to launch our 2024 beef event in conjunction with ABP. The event will incorporate a tour of the ABP Slaney factory, followed by a tour of the ABP Demo Farm. A networking lunch will be provided afterwords in Mount Wolsey.