New Farmex Show had Some Great Seminars

2Succession Seminar

Pictured L2R at the  Farmex seminar on Family Farm Succession were James Staines, Solicitor, Austin Finn, Land Mobility, Paddy Cowman, IFAC 

with Clare O'Keefe, Succession Ireland and Derri Dillon, Macra na Feirme, Chairperson.

FARMEX the business of farming was a new a one day conference & trade exhibition on how to increase profitability, sustainability

and add long term equity value to the family farm business.

It took place at the Hub, Kilkenny on Friday October 12 and  attracted 50 trade exhibitors from Britain, France, New Zealand

and leading Irish agribusiness firms such as

Agrinet, Alltech Keenan, AXA Insurance, Biocell, Farm TV, FBD, FRS Networks,

Glanbia, Greenbelt, Herdinsights, Herdwatch, IFAC, Kingswood Computing, Local Power, McAree Engineering,

Mullinahone Coop, PE Services, Staines Law, Terra Liquid Minerals, ThatsFarming, Volac etc.

The major sponsor was Eurogene AI services and LIC Ireland based in Cahir.

Larry Burke, Territory Manager for Ireland said that they were delighted to support this new Agri event.

Herdinsights an award-winning agribusiness had also kindly agreed to sponsor this show.

This new show had the support of Animal Health Ireland, Embrace Farm, Farm Contractors of Ireland (FCI), FRS Networks,

Glanbia Agribusiness, ICMSA, ICSA, IFAC, IHFA, Teagasc, UCD & Waterford IT

The Farmex conference included seminars on Agritech, Animal Health/Nutrition, Dairying, Farm Business, Livestock & Tillage.

Each seminar had four top-class speakers (10 minutes each) followed by a Q & A session chaired by an Agri VIP.

Details on these seminars were as follows:

  1. 1. Family Farm Business Seminar

            Chairperson- Darragh McCulloch, Agri journalist and Meath milk producer

  1. 2. Profitable Dairy Seminar

            Chairperson, Pat McCormack, ICMSA President

  1. 3. Profitable Beef Seminar

            Chairperson, Patrick Kent, President ICSA (Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers Association)

  1. 4. Improving Farming Health, Lifestyle and Safety

            Chairperson, Maura Canning, former Chair of IFA Family Farm & Social Affairs C

  1. 5. Succession on Family Farms

             Chairperson, Derry Dillon, Agri & Rural Affairs Manager, Macra na Feirme & past President of the ASA

  1. 6. Animal health Seminar

             Chairperson, Mike Magan, Animal Health Ireland

  1. 7. Livestock Crops & Soil Seminar

            Chairperson, Chairperson-Matt O’Keeffe, Editor of Irish Farmers Monthly

  1. 8. Working Smarter not Harder on Farms

             Chairperson, Liam De Paor, Event Manager for Farmex

Among the well-known speakers were Peter & Paula Hynes from Aherla in Co. Cork, Clare O’Keeffe from near Mallow,

West Cork man Cathal Bohane from Alltech Keenan,

Doreen Corridan Munster AI, Brian Reidy, nutritionist & Farm Exam columnist, Alan Jagoe former Macra President,

Dr Dan Ryan from Fermoy, Martin Kavanagh, Tipperary veterinarian, Peter Byrne, FRS Network, James Greevy Herdwatch

& Chris Murphy, Saber Sales Manager from Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford and Mike Ross the Irish rugby icon from Fermoy.

This was also a Dept. of Agriculture (DAFM) Knowledge Transfer approved event for livestock & tillage farmers

The Hub is the largest arena in the south-east of Ireland and home to many successful Agri events.

A number of Farm Safety demos were also be organised on the day with the Garda, HSA & Teagasc.