What is Dairy Day?

Dairy Day is the brainchild of the Irish Farmers Journal dairy and livestock teams. It is a unique event, in that it’s a combination of interactive seminars and demonstrations on all things dairy, along with over 80 trade stands. The 80 trade stands represent companies that are involved in supplying inputs and services to the dairy sector.

Who attends Dairy Day?

Dairy farmers make up the vast majority of the attendance at Dairy Day, followed by students from agricultural colleges and third level. Those working in the industry, such as advisers and sales representatives, also attend. All of the major companies have stands at Dairy Day, so their representatives will be present. This year, there are over 40 invited speakers, all of whom have flown in specifically for Dairy Day from as far away as New Zealand and Chile. These speakers will be available for one-to-one conversations throughout the day.

This year, there are over 40 invited speakers for Dairy Day 2019. \ Philip Doyle

Where is it on?

Dairy Day is on at the Punchestown Event Centre, which is in the same complex as the Punchestown Racecourse. Punchestown is located about 10 minutes from the town of Naas, which is on the N7 dual carriageway and is easily accessible for those travelling from the south towards Dublin. For those travelling from the north and west, head for Dublin, take the M50 southbound and exit at the Red Cow for Cork/Limerick and then exit at Naas. It will be signposted from Naas. The event centre is covered and heated so you will be warm and dry regardless of the weather.

The Irish Farmers Journal Dairy Day 2018. \ Philip Doyle

How much does it cost?

Entry is free for those whom subscribe to the Irish Farmers Journal or have collected three tokens from the Irish Farmers Journal print edition. Tokens were printed in each of the last four editions of the paper. Tickets can be booked online for €15 each at www.dairyday.ie or alternatively you can pay at the door. Entry is free for children under 12 years of age and parking is also free.

When does it start?

Doors are open from 9am to 5pm with the first sessions starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm.

I look forward to seeing you there.

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