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Dairy Conference

Aug 15, 2014   //   by kathleenduffy   //   News  //  Comments Off on Dairy Conference

Donal PattonDairy conference: Back by popular demand!. 

After its huge triumph last year, Virginia Show are inviting farmers from all over to the Virginia Show Dairy Conference. The Seminar, which takes place at 10.30 am in the new purpose built events centre, is on the foundation blocks to building a good dairy business post milk quota and promises to be very informative. Speakers on the day will be Donal Patton researcher from Ballyhaise College and Teagasc who will address grazing and breeding to secure a profitable future, James O’Loughlin, Teagasc, speaking on land drainage: costs and benefits while Austin Finn, land mobility officer with Macra na Feirme will continue with advice on important steps to increasing you milk platform and share milking options. This will be followed by questions and answers session.

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Virginia Show 2014 – Feature

Aug 15, 2014   //   by kathleenduffy   //   News, Official Publications  //  Comments Off on Virginia Show 2014 – Feature

So many things to do at the 73rd Virginia Show. Have a read through our feature to learn about our main events.

Virginia Show Feature 2014


Virginia Show  Wednesday 20 August

In its 73rd year, order there is only one direction all traffic will be heading on Wednesday 20th of August, Virginia Show is in everyone’s diary, and you, your family, exhibitors and visitors from the four corners of Ireland and beyond are cordially invited to come to Virginia for their Annual Virginia Show. Virginia will be alive with all the sights and sounds associated with early autumn.  A day for everyone, the serious business of over 470 classes gets underway alongside food markets, children’s amusements, trade stands, demonstrations and the hustle and bustle of a great day out.  In an Ireland of increased awareness of food traceability, Virginia Show allows you to meet the people who set the high standards of the Irish dairy, beef, and sheep industries.

Have you seen it yet?

It’s finally finished, the brand new purpose built Events Centre is at long last ready to open its doors for visitors. Committee members are already taking bookings for the new Show Events Centre, small and large meeting rooms, amazing multipurpose Hall and a new Rolls Royce of kitchens can cater for all your needs. Booking can be made through   virginiashowcentre@gmail.com and this year it will showcase a number of events including the Diageo Baileys Irish Champion Dairy Cow Competition and the Dairy Conference.

Virginia Show 2014 Strip