FARMEX the business of farming is a new a one day conference & trade exhibition

03/10/2018 Technology and Innovation
FARMEX the business of farming is a new a one day conference & trade exhibition

FARMEX the business of farming is a new a one day conference & trade exhibition on how to increase profitability, sustainability and add long term equity value of the family farm business.


It will take place at the Hub, Kilkenny on Friday October 12 and has already attracted 50 trade exhibitors


These include stands from Britain, France, New Zealand and leading Irish agribusiness firms such as Agrinet, Alltech Keenan, AXA Insurance, Biocell, Farm TV, FBD, FRS Networks,


Glanbia, Greenbelt, Herdinsights, Herdwatch, IFAC, Kingswood Computing, Local Power, McAree Engineering,


Mullinahone Coop, PE Services, Staines Law, Terra Liquid Minerals, ThatsFarming, Volac etc.


The major sponsor is Eurogene AI services and LIC Ireland based in Cahir.


Larry Burke, Territory Manager for Ireland said that they were delighted to support this new Agri event.


Herdinsights an award winning agribusiness have also kindly agreed to sponsor this show.


This new show has the support of Animal Health Ireland, Embrace Farm, Farm Contractors of Ireland (FCI), FRS Networks, Glanbia Agribusiness, ICMSA, ICSA, IFAC, IHFA, Teagasc, UCD & Waterford IT


The Farmex conference includes eight one hour seminars on Agritech, Animal Health/Nutrition, Dairying, Farm Business, Livestock & Tillage.


Each seminar has four top class speakers (10 minutes each) followed by a Q & A session chaired by an Agri VIP.


Details on these seminars are as follows:



1. Family Farm Business Seminar

            Chairperson- Darragh McCulloch, Agri journalist and Meath milk producer

2. Profitable Dairy Seminar

            Chairperson, Pat McCormack, ICMSA President

3. Profitable Beef Seminar

            Chairperson, Patrick Kent, President ICSA (Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers Association)

4. Improving Farming Health, Lifestyle and Safety

            Chairperson, Maura Canning, former Chair of IFA Family Farm & Social Affairs C

5. Succession on Family Farms

             Chairperson, Derry Dillon, Agri & Rural Affairs Manager, Macra na Feirme & past President of the ASA

6. Animal health Seminar

             Chairperson, Mike Magan, Animal Health Ireland

7. Livestock Crops & Soil Seminar

            Chairperson, Chairperson-Matt O’Keeffe, Editor of Irish Farmers Monthly

8. Working Smarter not Harder on Farms

             Chairperson, Pat Ryan, Capital Farms Partnership who farms near Dungarvan.

Among the well-known speakers are Peter & Paula Hynes from Aherla in Co. Cork, Clare O’Keeffe from near Mallow, West Cork man Cathal Bohane from Alltech Keenan,


Doreen Corridan Munster AI, Brian Reidy, nutritionist & Farm Exam columnist, Alan Jagoe former Macra President,


Dr Dan Ryan from Fermoy, Martin Kavanagh, Tipperary veterinarian, Peter Byrne, FRS Network, James Greevy Herdwatch


& Chris Murphy, Saber Sales Manager from Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford and Mike Ross the Irish rugby icon from Fermoy.


This is also a Dept. of Agriculture (DAFM) Knowledge Transfer approved event for livestock & tillage farmers.


It will take place on Friday October 12th, 2018 at the Hub, Cillin Hill, Kilkenny.


The Hub is the largest arena in the south east of Ireland and home to many successful Agri events.


3,000 attendees are projected; intensive marketing and social media campaign has been  underway over the last  three months.


The organisers are hoping to attract Agribusiness, advisory and educational personnel, family farmers, farm managers and Ag students, farm managers, farm contractors and Agri-Food Science students to attend this event.


Tickets are €20 for adults, €10 for agri-students and €40 for a family (two adults & children). Car parking is free and one can avail low cost group travel via Bus Eireann at only €15/20 per person return.


Book online at, save €5 on your ticket, fill in a short questionnaire and enter a free draw for €2,500 in Agri input & services prizes.


A number of Farm Safety demos will also be organised on the day with the Garda, HSA & Teagasc.


For further info please contact Liam De Paor B.Agr.Sc MPRII, Co-Founder and Event Organiser


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