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Macra Agricultural Skillnet are delighted to support the Macra na Feirme National Annual Conference on November 26th.  This hybrid conference will tackle the economic, environmental and social aspects of climate change and show how young farmers are meeting this challenge. To secure your place now or to see our line up of speakers head to www.macraskillnet.ie/conference

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ARE YOU:• A farm assistant, herd manager or farm manager?• A student?• Getting started in your own dairy business?• A new entrant into farming?... AND looking to progress? Lynaire Ryan, Agri Consultant from New Zealand, and Paidi Kelly, consultant at TeamAg, are delighted to offer a 5 series webinar for young people looking to grow their finances and plan their desired life and business direction. The series will cover the following topics: Monday 15th November:  Steps to Wealth Creation  Monday 22nd November:  Equity Growth and Setting Financial Goals  Tuesday 30th November  Strategic Planning  Tuesday 7th December::   Building and Understanding Your...

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  Farm Walk on the farm of TJ Kelly, Tuam, Co. Galway, in association with Aurivo and Macra Agricultural Skillnet Join us on Tuesday, 19 October at 11am on the farm of TJ Kelly, Gardenfield, Tuam, Co Galway. Eircode: H54 A379 for a farm walk. The farmyard is located across from his house.   Topics to be discussed will include: Farm performance and facilities Attracting and retaining staff Managing a busy workload Speakers on the day will include: Host farmer, TJ Kelly Teagasc & Aurivo personnel Nollaig Heffernan, Workplace Management Consultant Topics will be discussed either indoors or outdoors depending on weather conditions

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We run DIY AI course on an almost monthly basis. The course is five days long with up to three free refresher days. We also offer Ultrasound Scanning courses to people with AI experience. These run on a phased basis, with options available to farmers and those interested in pursuing scanning as a business. These courses are delivered by technicians and vets of Dunmasc Genetics Lameness in a herd can be extremely costly and we have a comprehensive suite of training aimed at all levels. We run a 2 hour online introduction to Lameness and Mobility, a one day introductory...

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To date over 160 farmers have completed one of our Grassland Management Training Courses delivered by The Irish Farmers Journal. The main course runs over the entire growing season with monthly meetings blended between online (when required) and in the field training. Sessions are ably lead by grass / dairy specialist Stephen Connolly.

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