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CalfCare On Farm Events 2024

A series of CalfCare on farm events are taking place throughout January. They are organised by Teagasc, Animal Health Ireland (AHI) and the dairy processors and supported by Volac. 

View the flyer here: CalfCare Events 2024 (PDF)

Click here to view the dates and venues

The CalfCare events are held each January to keep farmers informed of best practice husbandry and management practices to deliver best performance from calves in their care. Rearing healthy calves has always been the focus of CalfCare events and 2024 will be no different, but for the first time, a new dimension will be introduced as beef farmers rearing dairy beef calves will host some of the events.

Both beef and dairy farm performance is built on the foundation of good calf rearing and all farmers rearing calves are encouraged to attend to prepare for 2024 rearing period.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Calf health management
  • Managing calves for sale
  • Optimal calf housing
  • Pre-weaning nutrition

The DairyBeef 500 team are hosting two Calf Care Webinars on Tuesday, 16th and 30th January. The webinars will focus on Preparation for Calf Rearing in 2024 and Sourcing & Feeding Dairy Beef Calves in 2024. Find out more here

See dates and venues below

All events will commence at 11am

Monday, 22 January | Beef | Carlow

Farm of Tom Bolger, Cloneygoose, Borris, Co. Carlow. Eircode: R95 KV80.

Tuesday, 23 January | Beef | Meath

Teagasc Grange, Dunsany, Co. Meath. Eircode: C15 PW93
Co-op: Lakeland 

Previous events 

Thursday, 4 January | Dairy | Cork

Farm of Aidan & Mary Reardon, Ballinaboy, Ballinhassig, Co. Cork. Eircode: T12 KD73.
Co-op: Dairygold

Thursday, 4 January | Dairy | Tipperary - Cancelled

Please note that this event is cancelled

Farm of John Phelan, Inchorourke, Urlingford, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Eircode: E41 FT72.
Co-op: Tirlán

Friday, 5 January | Dairy | Donegal

Farm of John & John Russell, Ballylawn, Manorcunningham, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Eircode: F92 Y838.
Co-op: Aurivo

Friday, 5 January | Dairy | Kildare

Farm of Seamus Byrne, The Avenue, Killeen, Maganey, Athy, Co. Kildare. Eircode: R93 E3P4.
Co-op: Tirlán

Monday, 8 January | Dairy | Cork

Farm of John & James Magner, Carrignacunna, Killavullen, Co. Cork. Eircode: P51 KH61.
Co-op: Dairygold

Monday, 8 January | Dairy | Tipperary

Farm of John, Martina and Cora Lonergan, Dranganmore, Cahir, Co. Tipperary. Eircode: E21 V380.
Co-op: Tipperary/ Tirlán/ Centenary 

Tuesday, 9 January | Dairy | Kilkenny

Farm of the Farrell family, Whitechurch, Garryduff, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny. Eircode: R95 K224.
Co-op: Tirlán

Wednesday, 10 January | Dairy | Wexford

Farm of Seamus Cullen, Rathangan, Duncormick, Co. Wexford. Eircode: Y35 NW08.
Co-op: Tirlán

Friday, 12 January | Dairy | Kerry

Fram of Richard Stack, Moyvane, Moyvane South, Co. Kerry. Eircode: V31 XT89.
Co-op: Kerry/ Lee Strand/ North Cork Creamery 

Friday, 12 January | Dairy | Cork

Farm of John & Marie Hurley, Kilronan, Dunmanway, Co. Cork. Eircode: P47 YD72.
Co-op: Drinagh

Monday, 15 January | Dairy | Tipperary

Farm of Michael Quinn, Ballinwear, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Eircode: E45 K102.
Co-op: Arrabawn

Tuesday, 16 January | Dairy | Cork

Farm of Gerard, Anne and Stephen McCarthy, Ballymackean, Old Head, Kinsale, Co. Cork. Eircode: P17 RX37.
Co-op: Barryroe

Wednesday, 17 January | Dairy | Limerick

Farm of Paddy O’Kelly, Farrihy, Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick. Eircode: P56 A439.
Co-op: Kerry

Wednesday, 17 January | Beef | Galway

Farm of Colm Reilly, Killamanagh, Caherlistrane Co. Galway. Eircode: H91 F25R.
Co-op: Aurivo

Thursday, 18 January | Dairy | Cavan

Farm of Eugene & James Cunningham, Corlea, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan. Eircode: A82 HX82.
Co-op: Lakeland

Thursday, 18 January | Beef | Cork

Farm of Timmy Lane, Brooklodge, Clondulane, Fermoy, Co. Cork. Eircode: P61 H221.
Co-op: Tirlán

Friday, 19 January | Beef | Cork

Farm of Albert Helen, Emoclew, Dromgarriff West, Ballinscarthy, Clonakilty, Co. Cork. Eircode: P85 PD30.
Co-op: Carbery