Glennon Brothers timber processors represented Forestry Industries Ireland (FII) in Charleville recently at a Talking Timber event, organised by Teagasc and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
The event which was attended by 150 forestry owners and forest industry representatives, encouraged forest owners to ask questions about thinning and clearfelling to maximise their return.
Forest owners had the opportunity to meet with timber buyers, harvesting contractors and foresters, which included an outdoor demonstration provided by Glennon Brothers, where attendees could view log samples, end use products, and discuss the quality of timber required by Irish sawmills.
Glennon Brothers, established in Longford Ireland in 1913, have a plant at Corrin, Fermoy and in 2014, completed a €14 million investment into value added processing facilities in the local facility.
TRUSTED RELATIONSHIPS ESSENTIAL
Commenting on the event, Gerry Dolan, who has worked in forestry with Glennon Brothers for almost 40 years, said, “We were very pleased to be asked to give a demonstration to the forest owners and even happier to provide helpful advice.
"On the supply side, it’s vital that we build trusted relationships with forest owners as a harvest cycle can take up to 25 or 30 years. Managing and maintaining a healthy crop during this cycle is essential to maximise returns.’’
The demonstration was followed by short conference-style presentations from Teagasc, the Department of Agriculture, a tax expert and a forest owner on their perspective, advice and experience of what is involved in harvesting conifers successfully.