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6
OCTOBER 2019
UpFront
www.irishfarmersmonthly.com
European Dairy
Farmers Congress
The European Dairy Farmers will hold their
congress in Ireland next year. The venue is the
Rochestown Park Hotel in Douglas, Co Cork,
between 23
rd
and 25
th
of June 2020. The
theme of the conference, not surprisingly, is
Sustainable Expansion The Irish Story.
The organising committee are seeking
sponsors for this conference, which in
previous years, attracted 350 top commercial
dairy farmers from all over Europe. This year
the Positive Farmers group will be inviting
many of their New Zealand counterparts to
the event. For further information on the
conference, contact Micheal O'Leary at
micheal.oleary@teagasc.ie
Swings and roundabouts
Joe Broderick, Sales Manager of Boehringer Ingelhelm,
is stepping down from his role after 18 years due to
a restructure within the organisation. Joe worked
with Merial Animal Health, before the two giants of
the Animal Health Industry merged in 2017. At that
time, the Business Manager of Boehringer Joachim
Hasenmaier was quoted as saying "we have united the
strengths of two leading players in animal health into
one business unit within Boehringer Ingelheim".
Joe, who hails from the real capital Cork, was a very
popular person within the veterinary profession.
His experience will be missed. Boehringer
employ 26 people in Ireland across their
human and Animal Health divisions.
They distribute top brands like Eprinex, Trodax and
Ivomec Super. The Ivomec brand is possibly the
most successful combination fluke and wormer ever,
spanning nearly 40 years.
And talking about swings and roundabouts, Norbrook has
appointed Brendan McVeigh as Regional Head of Sales
& Marketing, Ireland. This role will see Brendan leading
all sales and marketing activities across Ireland, taking
over from Patrick Hughes who retired at the beginning
of August, after 35 years' service. Patrick was well known
and respected in the Veterinary world, and worked
closely with the founder Eddie Haughey, in developing
the business across the Island. Brendan's role will focus
primarily on leading the business on the Island of Ireland,
where Norbrook has had a significant presence, including
management of its current portfolio of product across both
the companion and farm animal sectors. He brings over
20 years' experience in the animal health industry and joins
Norbrook from (MSD) where he most recently held the
position of Intensive Livestock Business Unit Director.
Prior to joining MSD Animal Health, Brendan spent 14 years
in Norbrook Laboratories in various sales roles, including
Sales Manager for Northern Ireland for both farm &
companion animal sectors.
We wish Brendan the best of luck in his new role and wish
Patrick Hughes well in his retirement.
Take 2
UNIQUE ABILITY TO CARRY MINERALS AND VITAMINS IN THE TMR
ENHANCES RUMEN ACTIVITY
INCREASES ANIMAL'S DRY MATTER INTAKE
HELPS NEGATE ENERGY DEFICITS IN FRESHLY CALVED COWS
COMPLEMENTS ALL GRASS AND FORAGE BASED DIETS
MOLASSES: MORE THAN
JUST A LIQUID FEED
Unique ability to carry minerals and vitamins in the TMR
Enhances rumen activity
Increases animal's dry matter intake
Helps negate energy deficits in freshly calved cows
Complements all grass and forage based diets
MOLASSES: MORE THAN
JUST A LIQUID FEED
Premier Molasses Co. Ltd.
Harbour Road, Foynes, Co. Limerick.
Deepwater Berth, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.
t: 069-65311
f: 069-65537
e: info@premiermolasses.ie
www.premiermolasses.ie
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