Grange Research Centre
Grange is responsible for coordinating national research and development in the production of world class Irish Beef in ways compatible with environmental awareness, food safety from the consumer's viewpoint, and the best practices of animal health and welfare.
Grange provides national research information and specialist advice on all
aspects of beef production systems. It also houses the Blood Laboratory, which
provides a national service to farmers (via their vets) in the investigation of
suspected mineral imbalances or metabolic-nutritional disorders in cattle and
sheep. The Grange farm comprises ?? ha. It has grazing, forage conservation
areas and winter housing for ?? beef cows, ?? calves and ?? growing and
Grange researchers work closely with the National Food Centre in relation to the quality of Irish beef. In addition to the National Beef Research facility and HQ of Teagasc North Advisory Services, Grange will host the HQ of the European Union Veterinary Directorate dealing with BSE, TB and other infectious diseases of cattle??
Grange researchers also work closely with Dublin City University, UCD Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UCD Faculty of Agriculture, Maynooth University and ?? in relation to areas of mutual interest on animal health and welfare, nutrition and forage science.
They also work with various CoOperatives, Breed Societies, Animal Feed Compounders and Pharmaceutical Companies. (LEADER programme)
Grange Research Mission
The MISSION for the Beef Research Centre is: "to enhance the profitability of Irish beef farmers through improved cost efficiencies of grassland and forage production, optimal animal husbandry practices, and consistently providing the consumer with an identifiable quality product"
Trim (Co. Meath) is NW of Dublin city, at the crossing of the lines between
Tullamore-Drogheda and Dublin-Sligo. Grange is on the Dublin-Trim road, about 35
km from Dublin, 9 km from Trim.Grange Research Centre is about 35 km NW of
Dublin, on the Dublin-Trim road, 8 km on the Trim side of Batterstown, on the
left side immediately beyond the intersection of the Cross Keys-Pike Corner road
with the Dunsany-Summerhill road