Farm safety is the theme of year’s livestock event and we’re joined by Embrace FARM – a national organisation that provides a support network for those affected by farm accidents – to provide a number of live farm safety talks and demos throughout the day.
Peter Gohery of Embrace FARM will speak about his life-changing farm accident while Jim Dockery and Martin Burke from FRS will demonstrate quad bike safety and the risks associated with PTOs and haybobs.
Former world sheep shearing champion, George Graham, will also be present on the day, speaking on mental health and raising awareness of the topic within the farming community.
Teagasc’s John O’Connor will conduct livestock handling demos on loading and unloading cattle.
The farm safety events start at 12pm adjacent to the livestock section and will run multiple times so make a point of stopping by for a chat.