Dairy Day 2020 will be a virtual event as physical events are not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The format is simple; three shows, about an hour long each will be played over the course of the day. The shows will comprise of 30 to 40 minutes of pre-recorded video with each of the Irish Farmers Journal dairy team out and about discussing topics relevant to all farmers.

Grassland management

Stephen Connolly visits dairy farmer Brian Hogan who is selling 565kg MS/cow from 650kg of meal and growing 16.5t/ha.

He also follows up on the research experience of multispecies swards and visits a grassland management course in Meath to see what the group targets are at the various times of the year.

Aidan Brennan visits a dairy farm that has recently built a calf shed capable of housing 600 calves, he looks at labour efficient calf feeding, handling units and he discusses farmyard design with a farmer going from 100 to 160 cows.

Live chat

Meanwhile, Jack Kennedy discusses dairy products and processing with Ornua and Dairygold and chats to Teagasc experts about environmental issues.

After every show there is a Facebook live and Instagram live chat with the three dairy experts where viewers can ask questions and discuss what they saw.

The shows are released at 11am, 1pm and 8pm but are available to watch back at any time on www.ifj.ie/dairyday

The videos are all professionally produced to a very high level and will be a captivating watch for all dairy farmers and those working in the sector or students.

Dairy Day 2020 is not a webinar or online discussion – it is a series of high quality TV style productions.

Virtual Dairy Day 2020, you cannot afford to miss it.