Radio Drama

Radio Drama finalists are currently being streamed on the Macra podcast.

The final will be held on 7 May at 8pm on Facebook live with judge and special guest Seamus O’Rourke.

Congratulations to all clubs in the finals and well done on the great work put into all dramas that have been streamed over the past few weeks.

The National Quiz is back for a second year and will be held online.

Dates to note:

  • Regional semi finals: 14 May
  • Final: 21 May
  • Dairy Stockjudging

    Dairy Stockjudging will be taking place in an online format again this year.

    County rounds may be run physically if members so wish, once the risk assessment and guidelines drawn up by Macra head office are adhered to.

    National office will also provide pictures if any county wish to complete their round online.

    Please email if you would like to avail of this.

    Dates to note:

  • Closing date: 2 June
  • Final: 19 June
  • Summer plans

    The committee is awaiting guidelines from both the Government and head office before any national summer activities can be finalised. Please continue with your county events/competition rounds following the Surviving to Thriving, back to activity last week. In the case of Poc Fada, only national winners are ineligible to compete, if a national round can proceed.

    Farm skills

    Farm Skills has a new fencing element introduced this year. We would encourage counties to get involved in running some practice/tutorial rounds for members ahead of the competition, once adhering to the guidelines.

    Members must keep up to date and adhere to all Macra and Government guidelines in place when participating in activities. If you have any queries, please contact your local Training and Development Officer.

    Macra Agricultural Skillnet courses

    Opening this week is recruitment for two of our flagship programmes for those working in the industry:

  • The Masters in Agricultural Extension and Innovation is tailored for those effecting behaviour change on farms.
  • The Level 7 Diploma in Leadership for the Agri Food Sector, is the ideal qualification for those taking on graduate roles in Irish Agri SMEs and for companies who can not provide an in-house graduate programme
  • A wide range of courses is now available those working in farming, agribusiness and the wider industry. Please go to for more information or to register your interest in a course.