AgriLand is delighted to be the official ‘live stream’ partner of the 2017 National Ploughing Championships. Each day, we will broadcast live from the event from 12:00 noon until 5:00pm.

Please note, due to the nature of a live broadcast, that this schedule is subject to change.

Tuesday Live Stream Schedule

Time Content Presenter Speakers
12:00:00 Opening remarks
12:05:00 The face of farming today Claire Mc Cormack Richard Kennedy IFA Vice President, Patrick Kent ICSA President, John Comer ICMSA President, Brendan O’Malley INHFA National Chair, Derrie Dillon, Macra na Feirme Agri Manager
12:30:00 Live on-site Sarah Delaney Live from Department of Agriculture stand; discussing electronic payments
12:35:00
13:00:00 Macra na Feirme tractor skills demo and tractor pool karaoke Rachel Martin James Healy President of Macra na Feirme
13:15:00 Irish Angus Beef Group Competition Claire Mc Cormack
14:00:00 Panel discussion on dairy Richard Halleron Pat McCormack ICMDA Deputy President
15:00:00 Interview with young ploughman and leukemia survivor Rachel Martin Andrew Gill
15:15:00 Teagasc Head of Pig Development Claire Mc Cormack Ciaran Carroll
15:30:00 Teagasc Head of Pig Development Claire Mc Cormack Ciaran Carroll
16:00:00 Panel discussion on farmer health Claire Mc Cormack George Graham, former world sheep shearing champion and mental health advocate; John McNamara, Teagasc health and safety expert; Marese Damery, Health Check Manager at Irish Heart
16:30:00
16:45:00 Closing remarks Rachel Martin Panel
17:00:00

Wednesday Live Stream Schedule

Time Content Presenter Notes
12:00:00 Sarah opens day two, out and about on-site Sarah Delaney
12:05:00 Panel discussion on rural development Claire Mc Cormack Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice; Louise Lennon, Irish Rural Link; Matt Carthy, MEP Sinn Fein
12:30:00 Panel discussion on rural crime Claire Mc Cormack Niall Garvey, CEO Muintir na Tire; and panel
12:45:00 Dairy Knowledge Transfer topics Rachel Martin Tom O’Dwyer
13:00:00 Marty Mone on ‘Hit the Diff’ single success and the boom of the country music scene Rachel Martin
13:30:00 Interview: Mairead McGuinness, MEP Claire Mc Cormack Discussion on the future of CAP
14:00:00 Interview with Sean Kelly, MEP Claire Mc Cormack Future of CAP
14:30:00 Bread baking competition at Aldi stand Rachel Martin
14:40:00 Interview with ‘tech savvy’ farmer Sarah Delaney
14:50:00 Interview with Irish Angus Beef Group Students provide an update on year one
15:00:00 Panel discussion on beef and sheep Richard Halleron Joe Burke, Bord Bia; Eddie Punch, ICSA; John Linskey, IFA Sheep Chairman; Colm O’Donnell, INHFA President
15:30:00
16:00:00 Panel discussion on women in farming Claire Mc Cormack Karen Eliffee, beef farmer and Macra Queen of the Land; Jordan Molloy, Lely Farm Management Support Advisor; Ann Stenning, advocate for women in farming; Eimear McGuinness, Donegal Livestock Mart Manager, Geraldine Power, Waterford beef farmer
16:30:00
16:50:00 Country music star Marty Mone plays us out Rachel Martin

Thursday Live Stream Schedule

Time Content Presenter Notes
12:00:00 Sarah opens and reflects on events of day 2 Sarah Delaney
12:05:00 Panel discussion on young farmers Rachel Martin Kevin Moran, Young Farmer of the Year; Geoff Thompson, Rural Youth Europe; James Speers, Young Farmers Club Ulster; Alan Jagoe, European Council of Young Farmers
12:30:00 Irish Angus Beef Group Claire Mc Cormack Gerry Mulligan reflects on 50 years of the Irish Angus Cattle Society
12:35:00
13:00:00 Panel discussion on future of the tillage sector Claire Mc Cormack Shay Phelan, Crop Specialist Teagasc; Liam Dunne, IFA Grain Committee Chairman; Kevin Nolan, Carlow tillage farmer
13:30:00
14:00:00 Panel discussion on Brexit Richard Halleron Martin Kenny, Sinn Fein Spokesperson on Agriculture
14:30:00 Irish Angus Beef Producers Group Update on one year into the competition
15:30:00
16:00:00 Panel discussion on rural life and sport Claire Mc Cormack Lar Corbett, Tipperary hurler; Martin Skelly, GAA; Padraig Gblin, Clare Hurler
16:30:00 Anna May McHugh looks back on the three-day event Rachel Martin
16:40:00