Macra Agricultural Skillnet Update April 2019

Post on: Thu, 28, March 2019

Emergency First Aid and Health courses are scheduled at the Clonakilty GAA Complex on Saturday 6th April and at the Kilmurray Lodge Hotel, Limerick on Saturday 18th May.

Complete the first two of four modules on our online Safe Agri Skills programme which are now live. Please see the eLearning hub on the Farmers Journal website at for Safe Livestock Handling and Management and Tractor Driving and Machinery Maintenance. 

Macra Agricultural Skillnet’s complete Ultrasound Scanning Course is delivered in four phases. Participants may be interested in completing individual phases to suit their learning needs, from a basic knowledge to advanced ultrasound scanning. The first 3 phases are as follows:  Phase 1 will run from Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th March 2019 on a farm on the Kildare / Wicklow border. The course runs from Monday to Friday. Phase 2 is offered at intervals throughout the year - book now or contact us for more info. Phase 3 will be available where there is demand Participants must have AI experience to complete a scanning course.  The course is open to both members and non-members of Macra na Feirme. See our website for a full list of dates up to September 2019.

Lynaire Ryan, Dairy Consultant from New Zealand,will deliver seminars to previous Business Brush Up attendees only. Business Brush Up Recap and Farm Visit on Wednesday 12th June at the Conference Centre, Food Research Centre, Moorepark, followed by a visit to the farm of John & Olivia McNamara, Co. Limerick on Friday 14th June at a cost of €100. High Performing Farm Visit on Friday 14th June to the farm of Barry and Olive Bateman, West Cork and then to Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig for an optional extra dinner. Costis €50. Business Overview 2019 will be delivered over two days and covers key principles and learnings important for providing an overview of any business, including farm businesses.  Farmers/ business people who have used these principles in their business will share their experiences. For details and bookings on the 2019 series of Business Brush Up and Strategic Management seminars over the autumn months, please visit our website.

Bookings are open for all these courses for both members and non-members. For further details, and to book your place on any course, do visit our website at If your company or farm business has a particular training need, please feel free to contact the Skillnet team on or at 01-4268900.