IFA President Joe Healy has invited all farmers to attend a major IFA/Farmers Journal meeting entitled Supporting Suckling 2017 to be held in the Balla Mart Co Mayo on Tuesday 24th January at 7pm.
Joe Healy said this is an important meeting for sucklers farmers in the west and an excellent demonstration and panel of speakers has been organised. He said Aurivo, Progressive Genetics and Dovea are also involved in the meeting and will be available to speak to farmers.
The IFA President said the meeting will be organised into two sections with the first involving a live suckler cow livestock demonstration as well as a session on calving the cow and care of the new born calf. In addition there will be a session on livestock markets in 2017.
The second half of the meeting will be devoted to presentations by the IFA President Joe Healy on supporting the suckler cow and a presentation on live exports from Michael Sheehan Senior Vet in the Department of Agriculture. This will be followed by a question and answer session chaired by IFA Connaught Chairman Padraic Joyce.