Following its success and high attendance last year, Dairygold’s 2nd annual Beef Expo will take place in Corrin Event Centre, Fermoy on Wednesday, September 12.
The event, which is free and open to all, will bring together top industry and animal health experts including; Sean Coffey, CEO of Kepak, who will provide an insight on processor/customer requirements; Joe Burke, Bord Bia’s Beef and Livestock Sector Manager, who will provide an overview of current and future markets and prices and Dr Doreen Corridan from Munster AI, who will share her expert advice on animal health during the autumn/winter period.
Nial Griffey, Dairygold’s Beef Manager stated: “Dairygold is pleased to support our beef customers by hosting this important information and knowledge-sharing event. Our aim is to share the most up-to-date industry insight and technical advice in a highly engaging, relevant and interactive setting.”
With an attendance of over 400 people last year, Dairygold’s Beef Expo, an approved Knowledge-Transfer (KT) event of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has become a key event in the Irish beef industry calendar.
Key highlights on the evening will include; presentations by leaders in the beef sector; the live grading of cattle carried out by a Kepak representative with Dairygold’s nutritionist Colman Purcell providing advice on finishing; information on nutrition, animal health and welfare; product displays and demonstrations of livestock and handling equipment; fodder budgeting and feed planning services as well as competitions with great prizes on offer.
On the night, there will be a wide range of information stands on animal health, fertiliser and breeding while Dairygold’s Agri and Retail Divisions along with Munster AI and ICBF and Kepak will also be on hand to provide the best technical and one-to-one advice to beef farmers.
The exhibition area will open to the public from 5pm and the speaker event will get under way at 7pm.