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Beef 2022 Technology Villages

Environment -  ‘Signpost Farms’

  • Pathways to carbon neutrality
  • Improving water quality
  • Managing biodiversity on your farm 

Grassland Demo 

  • Grassland management & budgeting
  • Clover and multi-species pastures
  • Making quality silage 

Suckling Systems - ‘Future Beef Programme’

  • Cow type and sire selection
  • Calf health and welfare
  • Derrypatrick and Newford suckler herds

Dairy-Beef Systems - ‘DairyBeef 500 Campaign’

  • Improving calf quality
  • Calf rearing and housing
  • Grange dairy calf-to-beef system

Growing & Finishing Cattle

  • Grass-based and indoor finishing strategies
  • Reducing slaughter age of beef cattle
  • Anthelmintic use and parasite control

Meat Quality

  • Factors affecting meat quality
  • ‘Grass-fed’ beef and PGI
  • Quality-assured beef

Advisory, Education & Policy

  • Pathways for a career in agriculture
  • Succession and inheritance
  • Implications of CAP reform for beef farms

Farming Lifestyle

  • Health and safety on beef farms
  • Health and wellbeing for farm families
  • Achieving work-life balance