Agriculture, the science of soil to society

ASA Event graphic from Devenish

October 24th, 2019

Glebe House – Dowth, Co. Meath GPS 53 42.217-006 27.127  (Google Maps Link)


 IASIS points will be awarded for this event.


9.00 am Registration Teas/Coffees on arrival at Glebe house

10.00 am-10.05 Seamus O Mahony; ASA president welcome.

10.05 am-10.30 am  Introduction to the innovation agenda at Devenish –  Owen Brennan; Chairman of Devenish

10.30-11.00 am  The lands of Dowth sustainability platform – Richard Kennedy; CEO of Devenish

11.00 am- 11.30 am Soil carbon dynamics and measurment in soil and silvopastural systems. – Dr Dario Fornara AFBI NI

11.30 am – 12.00 pm  Food innovation; bio enhancement of agricultural products.– Dr Eva Lewis; Devenish

12.00 pm -12.45 pm Panel discussion (All speakers) with Prof. John Fitzgerald, moderated by Seamus O’Mahony

12.45 pm -2.00 pm Lunch

2.00 pm Walk (only 200 meters from Glebe house) a 30 minute circuit through new multispecies swards back round to Glebe house with John Moriarty, Teagasc  It will also include a Soil Carbon Demonstration and viewing of multispecies swards at the lands of Dowth. Comprising of soil pit and information boards on carbon



This event is kindly sponsored by

Devenish Nutrition_CMYK


About Devenish nutrition


In 1997 Owen Brennan led a Management By Out which acquired Devenish Feeds and changed the company name from Devenish Feeds to Devenish Nutrition. Devenish Nutrition’s strategy is to grow the business substantially across multiple species and geographical boundaries. This strategy has been driven by major investments in plant & machinery and human resource. Substantial investments continue to be made in our research and development and technical capabilities, resulting in a more complete and value driven service to our customers. Devenish Nutrition has also introduced a number of innovative specialised products which are developed and manufactured in house.


As part of our strategy to grow across geographical borders, Devenish Nutrition acquired manufacturing plants in the US with the capability to replicate what we do in our home market business. Today, we have locations in throughout the united States of America, Mexico as well as a number of key distributors throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle and Far East.


Devenish provides nutritional solutions and technical expertise to the feed and food industry Devenish continues to grow and its commitment to research and innovation is supported by a significant and ongoing investment in order to develop solutions to challenges faced by the industry today and into the future.  As a result of this significant growth Devenish, in 2016, was awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade.