Dairy Calf to Beef Course
An advanced dairy calf to beef course designed for new and existing dairy calf to beef farmers who wish to upskill and learn what it takes to run an economically and environmentally sustainable dairy calf to beef system.
Download the Dairy Calf to Beef Course flyer (PDF)
Why do the course?
- Potential to earn a net margin of €500+ in dairy calf to beef production before farm payments
- Get access to top researchers and specialists involved in dairy calf to beef production
- Learn from already successful dairy calf to beef farmers
- Learn and improve the farm skills that are required for a successful dairy calf to beef enterprise
About the course
This course is designed to help you plan and implement a dairy calf to beef system on your farm. This will allow you to maximise your resources while at the same time hitting the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that need to be met to ensure that your farm is operating at a high level of profitability. The main purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to effectively plan and carry out a successful dairy calf to beef enterprise.
- Infrastructure/Cost of start up
- Expected costs and returns
- Calf Rearing
- Grassland management/Grazing infrastructure
- Importance of silage quality
- Animal health & biosecurity
- Finishing diets
On successful completion of the course, participants will have gained valuable knowledge and skills to assist with the establishment and running of a successful dairy calf to beef enterprise. This course is a must for all farmers who are considering converting to dairy calf to beef farming and existing farmers who want to upskill themselves on how to improve farm profitability.
Course Days & Fees
The course will be offered over four full days. The course will commence in the Teagasc Grange Animal & Grassland Research Centre, Co. Meath. The following three days will take place on local existing dairy calf to beef farms. The cost of the course is €200 (€150 for Teagasc clients) per participant.
To Request a Callback or for more information visit www.teagasc.ie/dairybeef500course