ALL farm families are invited to visit the Teagasc Stand at the Tullamore Show on Sunday next August 14. This year, our stand will be located in the Livestock section of the showgrounds. Farmers can expect up to the minute advice on Dairy, Drystock and Tillage farming from our local advisory staff.
To address the increasing interest in Organic farming, Teagasc will have a team of Organic Specialist advisors on-hand to answer your queries. New for 2011, we have specialist advice for “Grow Your Own” enthusiasts and hobby gardeners. Information leaflets on successfully growing the major garden vegetables are available free of charge on the day. Teagasc, in conjunction with Lamb Ireland will have a live display of Pedigree Rams to explain the new “Eurostar” system. In keeping with the sheep theme, visit the Teagasc Stand and enter a free draw for a freezer-ready quality locally produced Lamb, delivered to your door!
At Teagasc’s Forest & Energy Section, visitors will be able to visit an Indoor Exhibition area, an Outdoor Trade Stand section and a Demonstration area:
* A wide range of forestry and renewable energy companies will be represented.
* Live demonstrations will take place throughout the day, displaying different aspects of modern forestry and the production of quality timber products and crafts. This area has always proven to be very popular to all visitors as large forest machinery can be seen and heard in action on the day.
The Teagasc forestry stand will focus this year on Felling Licences and Stack Measurement;
Felling Licences: Thinning is now taking place in many farm forests, planted during the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Before any felling takes place, it is necessary to have a felling licence in place. Two types of felling licences exist, a Limited Felling Licence and a General Felling Licence. The Teagasc Forestry stand will have advice on how to complete the appropriate Felling Licence application.
Stack Measurement: While thinning is being carried out, it is important to be able to accurately measure how much timber is being removed from the forest. There are many ways of doing this. One of the best methods is Stack Measurement, which can be an accurate means for a forest owner to calculate the volume of timber that has been removed from his/her forest, once the full procedure is carried out correctly. The Teagasc stand will demonstrate how this procedure can be done.
For further information on Teagasc at the Tullamore Show, please contact our Tullamore Office on 057-9321405.
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