Breeding 2022

January 19, 2022

Section 1: Dairy 

 Section 2: Dairy and Beef 

Section 3: Beef

18.30

Welcome and opening remarks from our Chair

Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

Broadcaster, entrepreneur and politician

 

Section 1: Dairy

 

18:35

Dairy breeding key performance indicators: What to look for and why?

Are you breeding the right cow for your farm? We talk to farmers who share their tips and tricks for better breeding. The discussion focuses on the key performance indicators that they apply to their herd breeding program.

Vicky Lynch

Vicky Lynch

Pasture-based 900 Cow Herd, Grasmilch Brandenburg, Germany and Ceres (Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies) Winner 2021

Michael McCarthy,

Michael McCarthy,

NDC Milk Quality Awards Overall Winner 2021 and 160 Cow Dairy Farmer (Limerick)

18:50

Breeding for Sustainability

We talk to some of the breeding industry’s leading experts to discuss the new developments in the sector, the changes to combat the industry’s climate challenges and how improved breeding is an important element to economic sustainability.

Tom Baker

Tom Baker

Breeding & Business Development Manager, Eurogene Ai Services

Dr. Doreen Corridan

Dr. Doreen Corridan

CEO, Munster Bovine

Bryan Daniels

Bryan Daniels

Dairy Farmer (Kilkenny) and Overall and Sustainable Farming Grassland Farmer of the Year 2019

Donagh Berry

Donagh Berry

Research Officer and Statistical Geneticist, Teagasc

19:20

Ad Break

19:25

Can DBI provide for the dairy and beef sectors?

We take a deep dive into the Dairy Beef Index. Can breeding high-quality dairy/beef crosses add value to the farming industry as a whole? Is it working for beef processors? Is it adding value to the dairy offspring calf?

Des Morrison

Des Morrison

ICMSA Livestock Committee Chairperson and Farmer (Sligo)

(Invited)

Eddie Punch

Eddie Punch

General Secretary, ICSA

Stephen Arthur

Stephen Arthur

IFA Dairy Committee Chairperson and Dairy Farmer (Wicklow)

Dr Siobhain Ring

Dr Siobhain Ring

Senior Research Geneticist, Irish Cattle Breeding Federation

 

Section 2: Dairy and Beef

 

19:55

Breeding Technology

A look through the latest heat detection and animal health tech. As technology solves many labour, animal health and husbandry problems on farms, this is a helpful session to know what the best options are for your farm.

Liam O'Keeffe

Liam O'Keeffe

CEO Tailpainter & Agrify Solutions

James Foley

James Foley

Country Rep, Smaxtec.

Brian Shorten

Brian Shorten

Cow Manager Specialist

 

Section 3: Beef

 

20:15

Ad Break

20:20

Beef breeding KPIs: What to look for and why?

Are you breeding the right stock for your suckler herd? We talk to two successful breeders who will share their key performance indicators and breeding criteria. This discussion aims to showcase the benefits of a well thought through on-farm breeding programme for herd goals, herd management and herd performance

Garrett Behan

Garrett Behan

Farmer & World Champion Breeder Clonagh Simmentals (Laois)

Sean O'Sullivan

Sean O'Sullivan

Pedigree Limousin Breeder, Castleview Limousin Pedigree (Kerry) and Breeder of Castleview Gazelle (ZAG)

20:35

The Bull Roadshow

This session investigates what a farmer should be looking for when choosing a bull for their herd and system. Part of the discussion takes a look at what different breeds have to offer.

Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy

Agri Regional Development Manager for Munster, AXA

Emmanual O’Dea

Emmanual O’Dea

Pedigree Simmental Breeder (Galway) (invited)

James Donnellan

James Donnellan

Chairperson, Irish Aubrac Society

21:00

Ad Break

21:05

Breeding Premium Beef Stock

In this panel, we chat about some of Ireland’s best-loved beef breeds, what to breed for market-leading prime cuts and how to breed to achieve premium prices?

Tennyson Egar

Tennyson Egar

Operations and Accounts Manager, Hereford Prime

Joe Burke

Joe Burke

Senior Manager Beef and Livestock, Bord Bia

Michael Dullea

Michael Dullea

Pedigree Angus Breeder, Deelish Pedigree Herd (Cork) and Irish Angus Cattle Society

21:30

Summit ends