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A Framework For Dairy Growth

IFA Spring Seminars: A Framework for Dairy Growth

The IFA held five regional seminars in March/April 2015 at which stakeholders will outline their plans to support dairy farmers through volatility. 

Banks, Teagasc and Co-ops as milk purchasers and input/merchant credit providers presented a framework of services and products to support farmers through 2015 and further periods of volatile incomes.

PROGRAMME
8.00 pm – Opening by President Eddie Downey / Chairman Sean O’Leary
• In the Chair: IFA Regional Chairman
• In the Chair in Cork: Deputy President Tim O’Leary

8.15 pm – Co-op spokesperson
• Co-op as Milk Purchaser – Optimising/supporting milk prices, protecting against milk price risk
• Co-op as Input Provider – Offering keenly priced inputs and flexible merchant credit options
• 8.35 pm Brief specific questions

8.45 pm – Bank spokesperson
• Flexible finance for capital investment and cash flow needs.
• 9.05 pm Brief specific questions

9.15pm – Teagasc advisory services spokesperson
• Independent advice for expanding dairy farmers
• Financial/business planning training for farmers
• 9.35 pm Brief specific questions

9.45pm – Discussion with Q&A from audience, MCd by the Farmers’ Journal’s Pat O’Keeffe and Jack Kennedy

10.45pm – Closing remarks – National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary

11pm close.

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