Herdwatch hits Ireland's Largest Energy Event for Farmers




The “Energy in Agriculture 2017” event which is currently Ireland's largest energy event for farmers, will take place on Tuesday, August 22nd at Gurteen College, Co. Tipperary. The event itself is organised by Teagasc, Tipperary County Council, IFA, Tipperary Energy Agency and Gurteen College. The whole aim of the event is to provide practical information for farmers and the rural sector about the various renewable energy and energy efficiency options available for farm businesses.

The Herdwatch Team will be there on the day taking part in all the action – giving live demos throughout the day as well as show casing the latest features of the farming app. Whether you are currently a herdwatch user or someone who is interested in finding out more, meet our team on the day and get all your questions answered.

The Energy in Agriculture Event seeks to highlight opportunities across all renewable energy and efficiency options, to support Ireland’s farming community in becoming leaders in reducing carbon emissions.

New in 2017 are the FREE 1 to 1 Energy Clinics. Farmers can book an advice clinic to discuss their energy project with an expert. The clinics will run around the themes of Finance, Legal, Energy Projects, Planning and Tax. You can book your slot in advance on www.energyinagriculture.ie

Case Studies on the day include heating and cooling in Dairy, renewable energy production on pig farms, combined heat and power (CHP) in horticulture and grain drying with straw burning. There will be a total of eighteen talks on the day.

The event will also feature numerous practical demonstrations. These include the wind turbine and biomass boiler in use at Gurteen College. Attendees will see an anaerobic digester from Gas Networks Ireland at work on the day. There is also be an opportunity to see a ‘no energy’ water ram pump in action, which offers a cheap alternative to a traditional fuel or electric water pumps.

Come along on August 22nd get involved and meet the Herdwatch team while you are there!

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