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National Beef Conference 2023

Tuesday, 21 November  |  5pm

Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

The Teagasc National Beef Conference 2023 took place on Tuesday, 21st November in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, H53 F5P9 at 5pm. The theme of the conference was 'Improving our Beef Sectors Green Credentials'.

Beef Conference Booklet


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5.00pm - Welcome
Pat Clarke, Teagasc Regional Manager, Galway & Liam Herlihy, Chairperson Teagasc Authority

5:10pm - Opening Address
Professor Frank O’Mara, Teagasc Director 

Session 1: Implementing Sustainable Technologies on Beef Farms

Chaired by: M.J. Clery, Host of Country Life, Midlands 103

5:20pm - An overview of updates and modifications to the Irish suckler beef breeding indexes
Dr. Paul Crosson, Beef Enterprise Leader, Teagasc Grange

5:45pm - Low-input, high-output dairy-beef heifer systems
Dr. Ellen Fitzpatrick, Johnstown Castle Research Centre, Teagasc

6:10pm - IBR: impacts and control
Dr. Maria Guelbenzu, BVD & IBR Programme Manager, Animal Health Ireland (AHI)

6:45pm - Short break including complimentary refreshments

Session 2: Increasing our Competitive Advantage on the Global Stage

Chaired by: Margaret Donnelly, Editor, Farming Independent

7:15pm - Drivers of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on cattle demonstration farms
Dr. Siobhan Kavanagh, Signpost Programme Communications and Engagement Specialist

7:40pm - Certification schemes in France - Paying farmers for their carbon footprint reductions
Anaïs L’Hote, Project Manager at Idele – French Livestock Institute

8:05pm - World outlook for beef prices and input costs
Rupert Claxton, Meat & Livestock Director, Gira

8:30pm - Discussion

8:45pm - Close of Conference
Prof. Pat Dillon, Director of Research, Teagasc