‘Dairying’ open day draws thousands to Moorepark

Fermoy businessman, Dave Ryan, third right, with Dairy Forum co-ordinators, Annemarie Butler and Pat Dillon (right), in the company of forum contributors, l-r: Kevin Moran, Noel Dempsey, Ruth Kerrigan and Helen Burke from Ballylooby, Co. Tipperary, at Tuesday's open day in Teagasc Moorepark. (Picture: John Ahern)

Those with an interest in dairying dropped what they were doing on Tuesday to attend the Teagasc Moorepark Open Day. The facility between Fermoy and Kilworth was a hive of activity from early in the day, with thousands availing of an opportunity to visit this famed centre of research and innovation.

Fortunately, open days, are nothing new to the Teagasc Moorepark team and detailed planning ensured this elaborate event passed off without a hitch.

Like dairy farmers, staff at Teagasc Moorepark know there’s nothing anyone can do about the weather, so, it was only a case of ‘grin and bare it’, as thundery showers broke out at regular intervals during the day. All concerned pressed on and there was always the satisfaction of knowing grass growing conditions were almost perfect. 

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