Further updates on our Suckler and Beef Expo

We are delighted to outline below the final agri-business trade stands that will be attending our Suckler and Beef Expo next Wednesday night the 7th of March in the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Farmers will get an opportunity to listen to 4 great speakers (see below) and interact with the best of the Ireland’s agri-businesses. This event is in conjunction with Homeland Agri Stores and Nutrias Feeds. Listen below to our MD Breian Carroll outlining details of the event on Farming Matters on Midwest radio last night. Trade stands will be open from 6pm and the meeting will commence at 7.45pm.

  • Aurivo Co-Op
  • AIB
  • Bimeda
  • Carroll Consultancy
  • Cembrit
  • Chanelle Group
  • Cormac Tagging
  • Coyle Veterinary
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine BPS Online Unit
  • Irish Farmers Journal
  • Herdwatch
  • Herron & Son Ltd
  • Hygeia
  • JFC Agri
  • McHugh Timber Products
  • MSD
  • Mullinahone Co-Op
  • Norbrook
  • PharVet
  • Progressive Genetics
  • TP Whelehan
  • Ulster Bank

The speakers are:

  • Dr. Justin McDonagh, Nutritionist, Aurivo Co-Op.
  • Mr. Adam Woods, Beef Editor, Irish Farmers Journal.
  • Ms. Sarah Dixon, Veterinary Surgeon, Claremorris, Co. Mayo.
  • Mr. Justin McCarthy, Editor, Irish Farmers Journal
  • Mr. Breian Carroll, Managing Director Carroll Consultancy – Chairperson and Contributor.

Discussing the following topics;

  • Suckler cow and weanling nutrition
  • Calving the cow and care of the calf
  • General health and care of the cow
  • Beef Market prospects and outlook

This is also a Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine approved KT event.

Refreshments will be served on the night. This is set to be an informative evening and we look forward to seeing you there!

Suckler & Beef Expo Wednesday 7th March 2018 McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, Co. Mayo

Carroll Consultancy in conjunction with Homeland Retail Stores and Nutrias (Aurivo Co-Op) are running a Suckler & Beef Expo.

This is also a Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine approved KT event.

Our speakers are:

  • Dr. Justin McDonagh, Nutritionist, Aurivo Co-Op.
  • Mr. Adam Woods, Beef Editor, Irish Farmers Journal.
  • Ms. Sarah Dixon, Veterinary Surgeon, Claremorris, Co. Mayo.
  • Mr. Justin McCarthy, Editor, Irish Farmers Journal
  • Mr. Breian Carroll, Managing Director Carroll Consultancy – Chairperson and Contributor.

Discussing the following topics;

  • Suckler cow and weanling nutrition
  • Calving the cow and care of the calf
  • General health and care of the cow
  • Beef Market prospects and outlook

We are also delighted to announce that there will be Agri business trade stands on the night as follows:

  • Aurivo Co-Op
  • AIB
  • Bimeda
  • Chanelle Group
  • Irish Farmers Journal
  • Herdwatch
  • Herron & Son Ltd
  • Hygeia
  • JFC Agri
  • Mullinahone Co-Op
  • Norbrook
  • Progressive Genetics
  • Ulster Bank
  • Cormac Tagging
  • McHugh Timber Products
  • Carroll Consultancy

More to be announced………

The Trade stands will be open from 6pm. The meeting starts at 7.45pm. Those of you in KT the DAFM Registration is open from 7.15pm until 8.15pm.

Refreshments will be served on the night. This is set to be an informative evening and we look forward to seeing you there! Listen to our MD below outlining the event on Farming Matters earlier this week!

Christmas Draw Winners

Congratulations to our winners of our Christmas Draw which took place in our office yesterday, Thursday the 21st of December 2017.

Winners

1st Prize           20 bags of Super Beef Nuts: Paddy and Donal Kennedy, Co. Leitrim.

2nd Prize           1 year subscription to Herdwatch: Mark Callaghan, Carracastle, Co. Mayo

3rd Prize            €80 fuel voucher: John Towey, Ballaghadereen, Co. Roscommon

4th Prize            Bottle of whiskey & box of chocolates: Bernard Hunt, Gurteen, Co. Sligo.

5th Prize           €50 meal voucher: Michael Killeen, Tooreen, Co. Mayo

6th to 10th Prizes: Farmers Handbook 2018: Tom Campbell, Cloonaghboy, Swinford, Co. Mayo, Martin and Eileen O’Brien, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, Damien Tiernan, Hillstreet, Co. Roscommon, Kevin Tighe, Aghamore, Co. Mayo and John Walsh, Swinford, Co. Mayo

Thank you for all your entries. Wishing all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Our office will close on Friday 22nd of December and will re-open on Wednesday 3rd of January 2018

 

Mairead McGuinness to open our new office on Friday – full schedule details

Mairead McGuinness portrait

We are delighted that the official opening of our new office (Friday 10th of February) is now just days away and will be performed by Mairead McGuinness, MEP and VP of the European Parliament. The full itinerary for Friday is as follows:

9am to 11am: The Tommy Marren Mid-West radio show will be live from our new office. Guest speakers on all agri-related matters.
11am to 1pm: Meet and greet events with our customers and the general public.
2pm to 4.30pm: Meet and greet events with our customers and the general public, networking with agri-business representatives and official opening of the office at 2.30pm by Mairead McGuinness.

All are welcome.

Opening of our new office

Carroll Consultancy are delighted and very excited to announce that Mairead McGuinness, MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament will officially open our new office on Bridge Street, Swinford, Co. Mayo on Friday 10th of February at 2.30pm. We are moving from our existing premises on Main Street to this larger modern facility on Bridge Street to facilitate the ongoing growth and expansion of our business and in line with our strategic growth plan. It also has a custom built meeting room that will be used for training events for our customers and also for the implementation of the Knowledge Transfer Programme.

The move to our new office will help us to deliver quality, knowledge, experience and value to our clients in a professional, timely, friendly and cost effective manner. We would like to thank all of our existing customers for their loyalty and custom in the past and we look forward to enhancing our services to them.

All existing clients and new customers are very welcome to join us on this very special occasion.

Appointment of Dermot Brennan to the firm

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dermot Brennan as an Agricultural Consultant to our firm. Dermot graduated from University College Dublin this summer with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree. He will be assisting in the strategic development of the advisory service of the firm with particular emphasis on all the new measures under the proposed Rural Development Programme – GLAS, the BPS and the KT programme. A native of Sligo, Dermot spent six months in New Zealand in 2015 for this student work experience and he was a member of the UCD Agricultural Society in his final year.

Carbon Navigator deadline approaching soon

Farmers as participants in the Beef Data Genomics Programme must complete their Carbon Navigator before October 31st 2016. All farmers can avail of this service here at Carroll Consultancy as we are approved DAFM Carbon Navigator advisors.

Agriculture accounts for approximately 30% of Irish greenhouse gas production with most of the remainder being contributed by the transport and domestic sectors. Ireland is committed to reduce green house gas emissions by 20% by 2020. Reductions in agricultural emissions per unit of output can be achieved by improving farm efficiency. The Beef Carbon Navigator focuses on the 6 main
efficiency measures that reduce GHG emissions and increase profit.

1. Longer grazing season
2. Lower age at first calving
3. Increased Calving Rate
4. Improved Growth Rate
5. Improved nitrogen use efficiency
6. Improved slurry management

For more information on completing the Carbon Navigator, please contact us. You do not have to be a client of our firm to avail of the service and there is no charge for completing it.

We are recruiting: applications invited for Agricultural Consultant

We now have a vacancy for an Agricultural Consultant / Advisor.

Responsibilities will include:
• Assisting our clients with their farm scheme applications including GLAS, AEOS,NR/YFS and BPS.
• Coordinate, participate and advise our clients in our Knowledge Transfer groups.
• Assist in all other agricultural consultancy activities of the business.
• Contribute to the implementation and management of the specific objectives and strategy of the business.

The successful candidate must meet the following requirements:

• Have a third level qualification in Agricultural Science.
• A drive and passion to work in the private advisory service and enthusiasm to assist management with the strategic plan of the business.
• Excellent communication and IT skills.
• Ability to work on their own initiative and as a team member in the business.
• Current drivers licence and own transport.

A competitive remuneration package is available.

Interested candidates should apply with their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter to:
The Managing Director, Carroll Consultancy, Main Street, Swinford, Co. Mayo or by email to edwina@carrollconsultancy.ie
Closing date for applications is Friday 23rd September 2016

Carbon Navigator

Farmers as participants in the Beef Data Genomics Programme must complete their Carbon Navigator before October 31st 2016. All farmers can avail of this service here at Carroll Consultancy as we are approved DAFM Carbon Navigator advisors.

Agriculture accounts for approximately 30% of Irish greenhouse gas production with most of the remainder being contributed by the transport and domestic sectors. Ireland is committed to reduce green house gas emissions by 20% by 2020. Reductions in agricultural emissions per unit of output can be achieved by improving farm efficiency. The Beef Carbon Navigator focuses on the 6 main
efficiency measures that reduce GHG emissions and increase profit.

1. Longer grazing season
2. Lower age at first calving
3. Increased Calving Rate
4. Improved Growth Rate
5. Improved nitrogen use efficiency
6. Improved slurry management

For more information on completing the Carbon Navigator, please contact us. You do not have to be a client of our firm to avail of the service and there is no charge for completing it.