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Story ideas for Tuesday 20th October 2015

October 19, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Farming, Teagasc

Story Idea: Teagasc Pig Farmers’ Conference 2015
Expert: Ciaran Carroll 
(Expert in Pig Development) Head of Pig Development, Teagasc.                         
The Hook: Annual Pig Farmers’ Conference at Cavan Crystal Hotel Tues 20th Oct and Horse & Jockey Wed 21st Oct. Features a broad array of topics on nutrition, management and pig health. Guest speakers from Schothorst Feed Research (Netherlands). Do not to miss the opportunity to meet fellow producers and get the up-to-date information from Teagasc Pig Development Department.

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 12th October – 16th October 2015

October 12, 2015 Posted in : Budget16, Building, Childcare, Children, ETC Consulting, Europe, European Court of Justice, Facebook, Farming, Internet Law, Start Strong, UCC, Unemployment, Women's Equality

Monday 12th October 2015

Story Idea: The Great Escape – from Unemployment
Expert: Pat Shortt (Expert in Education Reform) Managing Director, ETC Consulting.                        
The Hook: 
People who want to escape from unemployment have access to tools online. They are an interest inventory with 3 core aptitude exercises that give them 16 careers that they will enjoy, be well able to do and will provide them with a fine standard of living.

Notable Events for Monday 12th

* OECD – Statistics : Harmonised Unemployment Rates

* CSO – Government Finance Statistics Quarterly Results Quarter 2 2015

* 13th European Week of Regions and Cities (OPEN DAYS). Brussels, Belgium (more…)

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Story Ideas For Wednesday 15th July 2015

July 13, 2015 Posted in : Alltech, Animal Nutrition, Education, Entrepreneurship, Farming, Fashion, Food Science, Norway

Story Idea: Alltech acquires Produs in Norway

Expert: Kevin Tuck (Expert in Agriculture and Sustainability) Managing Director, Alltech.

 

The Hook: Global animal health and nutrition leader Alltech is actively expanding its European operations with acquisitions in the Norwegian cities of Førde and Bergen. As of July 8, Produs AS and Produs Aqua AS, both family-owned and operated with extensive experience in the Norwegian agriculture and aqua industries have reached an acquisition agreement with Alltech.

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Story Idea for Thursday 9th July

July 6, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Alltech, Business, Dairy Farming, Economic Experts, Economics, Farming, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Our experts in the media

Story Idea: Increasing sustainability and profitability – Food Wise 2025 and the Irish agriculture industry

Expert: Kevin Tuck (Expert in Agriculture and Sustainability) Managing Director, Alltech.

The Hook: The Food Wise 2025 plan targets an 85 per cent jump in the value of exports by 2025.The growth is based on projected expansions in dairy, beef and seafood.Kevin Tuck, managing director, Alltech Ireland, identifies how the industry can produce more, while remaining sustainable, to increase profitability.

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Story Idea for Tuesday 7th July

July 6, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Air Pollution, Dairy Farming, EPA, Experts, Farming, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Global Warming, Ireland, Stories, Teagasc, UCC

Story Idea: More bull than cow in the Irish Greenhouse?

Expert: John Sodeau (Expert in Air Pollution and Climate Change) Professor of Physical Chemistry / Director of Centre of Atmospheric Chemistry, UCC.

The Hook: The current Teagasc road map on Dairying says that by 2020 cow numbers will go up by about one-third from 2009. At the same time the Green House Gas emissions per unit of milk production are predicted to fall.

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 6th July – 10th July 2015

July 6, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Air Pollution, Alltech, Business, EPA, EuroComm, Europe, Experts, Farming, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Global Warming, Health, Homelessness, Housing, IPU, Ireland, Our experts in the media, Renting, Science, Simon Community, Stories, Teagasc, UCC

Monday 6th July 2015

Story Idea: Market rents and rent supplement – the growing gap
Expert: Niamh Randall
 (Expert in Homelessness & Housing Markets) Head of Policy & Communications / National Spokesperson, Simon Communities of Ireland.


The Hook: 
Just one in eight properties available to rent come within rent supplement limits, research from the Simon Communities in Ireland has found. The Locked Out of the Market study found that of the 1,150 properties available to rent during the three-day snapshot period just 138 were under rent supplement limits. (more…)

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Story ideas for Tuesday 30th June 2015

June 29, 2015 Posted in : CBRE, EPA, Farming, Global Warming, Housing, Property Market, Wimbledon

Story Idea: Release of CBRE’s Half Year Summary of trends in the Irish Commercial Property market
Expert: Marie Hunt (Expert in Property Trends and Irish Property) Executive Director & Head of Research, CBRE Ireland.                
The Hook: 
CBRE have announced that they’re to release a thorough review of what has been happening in the Irish commercial property market in the first half of 2015 across all sectors, office, industrial, retail, Investment, Land, Hotels, Pubs etc. on Tuesday June 30th. Please contact Marie Hunt for further information.

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Story ideas for Monday 29th June 2015

June 29, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Alltech, Business, Farming, Food, USA

Story Idea: Alltech offers virtual pass to ideas for transforming business, ag and food and beverage
Expert: Kevin Tuck (Expert in Agriculture and Sustainability) Managing Director, Alltech.
The Hook: In late May, more than 3,000 people from 68 countries journeyed to Lexington, Kentucky, USA for the Alltech REBELation, a conference exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas. Keynote speakers including General Colin Powell, former Procter & Gamble global marketing officer Jim Stengel; futurethink CEO Lisa Bodell; and University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari were joined by experts from Google, McDonald’s, Whole Foods, JBS, The HANOR Company, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Maker’s Mark and more to discuss strategies for transforming business, agriculture, food and beverage, and life.

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New agricultural science syllabus – but what do the experts think?

June 25, 2015 Posted in : Dairy Farming, Education, Experts, Farming, Food Science, Galzacs, Ireland, Teagasc

According to the Farmer’s Journal, a new agricultural science syllabus will be implemented by September 2017.

The current syllabus has been taught for 40 years and is believed to be very outdated.

The NCCA agricultural science development group have agreed on the broad areas of the course, including soil, grass and crops, and animals, which are the three main categories. (more…)

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Galzac’s Expert Story Idea: Teagasc to hold ‘SHEEP2015′ event this weekend in Athenry

June 17, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Farming, Food Science, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Ireland, Our experts in the media, Stories, Teagasc

This Saturday, 20th June, Teagasc will be holding its major outdoor sheep event ‘SHEEP2015′.

The event will take place at the Teagasc Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co.Galway.

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