Our Organisation Search
Quick Links
Toggle: Topics

FutureBeef Events

Upcoming Events

Previous Events

Breeding Farm Walks

Monday 3rd April | 2pm - Eamon & Donnchadh McCarthy, Youghal, Co. Waterford - See E&D McCarthy Breeding Walk Booklet.

Wednesday 5th April | 5pm - Cathal Irwin, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Friday 14th April | 2pm - John Pringle, Aughrim, Co. Wicklow

Topics dicussed included:

  • Maximising suckler cow performance
  • Replacement strategies to improve your herds breeding performance
  • Meeting the requirements of the new Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme (SCEP)
  • The role for synchronisation and sexed semen in suckler herds
  • Talk to:
    • Teagasc advisors & ICBF about your breeding decisions to qualify for SCEP
    • AI companies about AI bull selection
    • Automated heat detection providers
    • Teagasc advisors about having your stock bull ready for the breeding season

Grassland Farm Walk

Friday, 3rd March  |  2pm

Farm of Aonghusa Fahy, Tullira, Ardrahan, Co. Galway. Eircode: H91 TPD2

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Getting cattle out to grass saves you €2/L.U/day
  • Using Less technology for  efficient use of slurry (live demo)
  • Fertiliser Plan & Spreader Calibration (DH Farm machinery)

How to save money on your farm this spring

Read the booklet from this Beef Grass Walk: How to save more money on your farm this spring.

Wednesday, 1st March  |  2pm

Farm of John Barry, Mill Road, Newtown, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Eircode: E45 Y967.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How to get more live weight gain on your cattle
  • How to save money on fertiliser
  • Demo: How to calibrate your fertiliser & slurry spreaders– Frances Quigley, Teagasc Kildalton
  • Beef outlook for 2023 & ABP Advantage Beef Programme

Calving Heifers at 24 Months - Workshops

Calving heifers at two years of age significantly increases the net margin per suckler cow compared to calving at 30 to 36 months of age.  Reducing the age at which heifers calve is also one of the most efficient ways to reduce carbon emissions from a suckler herd. 

Teagasc and ICBF ran a series of workshops across the country in October and November.

The topics covered at the workshops included:

  • Why calve at 2 years of age
  • Busting the myths around earlier calving
  • Target weight gains and how they can be achieved
  • Heifer health management
  • Affordable synchronisation options for heifers
  • Selecting the right sires for use on heifers

One of the workshops took place in Teagasc Kildalton College on Friday November 11th. 

Download the information booklet from the Kildalton event below

Future Beef Programme Workshop Kildalton College - November 2022 (pdf)