Nuffield Ireland Conference 2018

Castleknock Hotel and Country Club, Dublin

Friday November 16th 2018

Conference Main Sponsor – MSD Animal Health 

Conference Programme

  • 09.15 Registration and Tea/Coffee
  • 10.00 Welcome Address – Geoff Dooley, Chairperson Nuffield Ireland
  • 10.25 Presentations of scholar reports by the 2017 scholars
    • Eamon Sheehan Microbial management and its importance in the Dairy and Beef industry
    • Ed Payne Farmers responsibility to become more competitive and sustainable employers
    • Owen Brodie The role Co-ops play in encouraging viable dairy farming, in marginal areas
  • 11.30 Keynote address by Denis Brosnan Former Managing Director and Chairman of the Kerry Group.
    • He has also held Chairman roles in many other business sectors including the equine, sport and healthcare sectors. He is chairman of Limerick 2030 Strategic Development and is a successful bloodstock breeder.
  • 12.45 Lunch
  • 2.00 Presentations of scholar reports by the 2017 scholars.
    • Niall O’Regan Improving Nutrient Management and Protecting Water Quality
    • Lorcan Allen A Licence to Farm – How Irish agriculture can maintain its social licence to operate
    • Bryan Hynes Models for managing multiple dairy units in Ireland – Profitable dairy expansion
  • 3.00 Workshop – Discuss key learnings and facilitate the Nuffield Network
  • 4.00 Coffee Break
  • 4.15 Workshop conclusions
  • 4.35 Joint presentation by the 2018 scholars about their Global Focus Programme travels.
  • 5.05 Address by Kevin Meadows (2011 Canadian scholar and Chair of Nuffield International)
  • 5.15 Introduction of 2019 scholars
  • 5.20 Final comments and wrap up
  • 7.00 Conference Dinner

Conference Dinner sponsor -AIB Bank