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Upcoming Events

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National Farm Walks

Friday, 12 July | Offaly

Farm of Ken Gill, Ballydermot House, Clonbullogue, Co. Offaly

Friday, 26 July | Waterford

Farm of Eamonn & Donnchadh McCarthy, Carrigeen, Glendine, Co. Waterford

Wednesday, 11 September | 6:30pm | Roscommon

Farm of Shane Keaveney, Granlahan, Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon


Autumn Farm Walks

Friday, 6 September | 6pm | Galway

Farm of Aonghusa Fahy, Tullira, Ardrahan, Co. Galway

Wednesday, 25 September | 5pm | Cork

Farm of Ed Curtin, Meelin, Newmarket, Co. Cork

Breeding Webinar Series

A Farmers’ Guide to Suckler Breeding

The Future Beef team hosted a series of webinars this March, focusing on a farmers’ guide to suckler breeding.

Topics discussed:


Journey to profitability – farmer stories

Wednesday, 20 March, 2024  |  8pm

The first webinar in the FutureBeef Webinar series took place on Wednesday, 20 March and focused on journey to profitability – farmer stories.

The webinar, which was chaired by Martina Harrington, FutureBeef Programme Manager, featured Shane Keaveney, Ruairi Cummins & Ken Gill, FutureBeef Farmers. The panellists were interviewed by Gabriel Trayers, FutureBeef Programme Advisor.

Topics discussed included: Achieving key breeding targets; Practical management tips; Compact calving; Calf per cow per year; Replacement policy.

Watch webinar recording below


Getting your cow back in calf

Farmer guide to a successful breeding season

Monday, 25 March, 2024  |  8pm

The second webinar in the FutureBeef Webinar series took place on Monday, 25 March and focused on getting your cow back in calf.

The webinar, which was chaired by Martina Harrington, FutureBeef Programme Manager, featured John Dunne and Aonghusa Fahy, FutureBeef Farmers and Professor David Kenny, Head of the Teagasc Animal & Bioscience Department. The panellists were interviewed by Aisling Molloy, FutureBeef Programme Advisor.

Topics discussed include: Managing your cow; AI/heat detection technologies; and is your bull fit for purpose?.

Watch webinar recording below


Genetics for the Future

FutureBeef farmers breeding for profit

Wednesday, 27 March, 2024 |  8pm

The third and final webinar in the FutureBeef Webinar series focused on genetics for the future.

The webinar was chaired by Martina Harrington, Future Beef Programme Manager. It featured Wesley Browne & Trevor Boland, Future Beef Farmers. The panellists were interviewed by Chris Daly, ICBF.

Topics discussed: Breeding a more efficient cow; Meeting market specification; What about carbon footprint?

View the presentation: Genetics for the Future (PDF)

Watch webinar recording below