Minister Humphreys to support Irish Agritech at Fieldays

In June, Enterprise Ireland will once again be hosting our annual Ireland pavilion at New Zealand National Fieldays, the largest agribusiness event in the Southern Hemisphere. Now in it’s 51st year, the event brings together over 130,000 people from New Zealand’s agriculture and primary industries sector.

This year we are delighted to be joined by the Irish Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation Heather Humphreys, T.D. who’s visit to Fieldays will be the cornerstone of a trade mission to New Zealand. The trade mission will be an excellent opportunity to celebrate the strong trade and investment links that have grown between Ireland and New Zealand and no where is this relationship stronger than in the area of agribusiness and agtech.

Heritage meets innovation in the Ireland stand this year and we will be joined by some of Ireland’s leading agricultural manufacturers and developers. These cutting-edge Irish companies are leading the way and pioneering global solutions that drive efficiency and growth. Building on a 200-year tradition of world-leading agricultural R&D, farming methodologies and equipment manufacturing, Ireland is today recognised as a global centre of agritech innovation.

Accompanying the group will be Gary Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association, the representative body for the farm machinery industry in Ireland. Gary will be the keynote speaker at a dinner and will discuss the evolution of Ireland’s machinery and agricultural engineering sector.

Participating on the Enterprise Ireland stand will be Combilift, Keenan, True North Technologies, Abbey Machinery and Dairymaster, who will also be accompanied by CEO of Enterprise Ireland Julie Sinnamon and James Maloney, Senior Regional Development Executive, Enterprise Ireland.

Irish Companies exhibiting at Fieldays 2019

KEENAN is one of Ireland’s most successful Agribusiness companies and has built a world-wide reputation for its manufacturing quality, particularly its range of diet feeder wagons.

The company is committed to continuous R&D. The company’s unique InTouch platform puts a virtual nutritionist in every farmyard, provides real-time monitoring and optimisation of animal diet, health and performance from more than 3,000 farms, providing data and intelligence on more than 300,000 cattle across New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, France, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa, Canada, the USA and many other countries.

True North Technologies will be exhibiting both their animal research collar and plate meter technology. The True North Animal Research Collar tracks larger animals over an extended period, grazing, sitting, walking, ruminating, and socialising with interval recording uploaded via a BLE or Bluetooth link at a central recovery point such as a water trough, crush or housing.

Its Plate Meter technology measures the compressed sward height with millimetre accuracy, considering the grass density as well as height.

Combilift, one of Ireland’s largest domestic manufacturers, is has pioneered the development of versatile multi-directional forklifts. Founded in Monaghan in Ireland, their products can now be found in over 75 countries around the world.

This year, Combilift will be showcasing its Combi-RT rough terrain vehicle on the stand. The machine is specifically designed to improve the welfare of live poultry during transfers with precision handling and quiet transmission that works both inside sheds and outdoors.

Abbey Machinery will be exhibiting the company’s 2750 Recess Tanker and Tri-App applicator as well as their all-purpose spreader. Abbey produce 37 different models of Tankers and have application technologies that uniquely place the slurry below the canopy of the crop. This allows the crop to harness more nitrogen from the slurry and minimise ammonia volatilisation to the atmosphere, reducing unnecessary odours fertiliser waste.

Dairymaster is a world leader in the manufacture of dairy parlour equipment, holding an estimated 70% market share of dairy parlours in Ireland and exporting to over 40- countries internationally.

The company’s MooMonitor+ has been declared one of the most accurate systems to monitor cow’s behaviour, according to two new published studies conducted in the and Ireland. The system which detects cows in heat and monitors the behaviour of each animal came first in class for both indoor and outdoor scenarios in the scientific trials. This is the first system validated in both indoor and outdoor scenarios respectively by two independent research centres for both rumination and feeding at opposite ends of the world.

Visit the Ireland stand at site D67 to D73 to source your Agtech Advantage.

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