'Farming' line-up set for Ploughing
The future of CAP post-2013, the prospects for beef finishers this winter and the opportunities for willow growers are among the subjects to be discussed by leading industry commentators on the Farming Independent stand next week.
Ireland East MEP Mairead McGuinness will offer her views on the future of CAP post-2013 on the opening day (Tuesday, September 21) of the three-day Ploughing Championships. Her talk, from 12.30pm, will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
Paul Nolan, of Dawn Meats, will be on hand on the Wednesday to give his views on the outlook for the winter finishing business this year. The presentation begins at 12.30pm, with a question-and-answer session to follow.
Pat Farrelly is the guest speaker on the championships' final day -- the Thursday. The Kells, Co Meath, contractor will give his views on the opportunities for those interested in planting willow and potential markets. As with the other sessions, the presentation starts at 12.30pm, with a question-and-answer session afterwards.
The Ploughing Championships offer the perfect opportunity for readers to discuss matters with our reporters and columnists.
All of the Farming Independent staff will be on hand at some point over the three days. Joe Barry will man the stand on Tuesday morning and afternoon, as will Caitriona Murphy.
Machinery writer Bruce Lett will be available on Wednesday morning, with Darragh McCullough fielding questions throughout the afternoon.
Joe Healy is scheduled to hold court on Thursday, while Declan O'Brien will be at the stand for all three days of the championships.