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Macra rally attended by 3000 rural young people.

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The Macra annual conference was attended last month by more than 3000 young people Macra’s Annual Agricultural Conference was held in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, October with the theme ‘New Cap New Era’.

Carlow Macra’s organising committee, along with their sponsors Dawn Meats and Ulster Bank, put together a challenging and interesting young farmers conference. Speakers at the conference were Mairead McGuinness, MEP; Michael Brady, President of the Agricultural Consultants Association; and Alan Renwick, UCD..As well as the annual agricultural conference, the event  hosted a number of All-Ireland finals of Macra competitions including the Irish Farmers Journal Know Your Ag quiz; the AIB Club of the Year and Best New Member competitions; and the Bord Bia Beef and Sheep stockjudging competition.