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Grass Management for Sustainable Beef Production


Virtual Beef Week Thursday July 9th Proceedings

Beef Talk 

‘Building resilience within your grass based system’ - the theme of the morning’s Beef Talk webinar. 

Beef Talk - Panel

  • Mark McGee will discuss the feeding during the 1st winter and finishing period, looking at silage and concentrate feeding, target Average Daily Gain, and compensatory growth.
  • John Watchorn, County Wexford Beef Grassland Farmer of the year 2018 ,a store-to-finish beef farmer will outline how he manages grassland in practice.  John will provide an overview of his grass-based beef system and will discuss key ways to build resilience on your farm, including winter-feeding and grazing management.
  • Catherine Egan will discuss the 2nd grazing season for cattle. Teagasc advisor Terry Carroll will discuss the finishing period.


Live@Grange - 7pm

The live panel discussion from Teagasc Grange a focused on growing and utilising more grass.

On the evenings live panel discussion facilitated by Aidan Murray was entitled ‘How my farm grows more grass?’ Suckler farmer Sean Roddy from County Kildare gave an insight into his system. 

Sean was joined on the panel by his Teagasc advisor Christy Watson and Edward O’Riordan, Teagasc Grange.



View Day 4 Videos here

Social Media

Stay tuned to our social media channels throughout the day or search #VirtualBeefWeek.  We’ll be dedicating this week to Teagasc Beef and will be posting videos and updates throughout each day

On Thursday, watch our social media channels and Teagasc Daily for videos and information on;

  • Silage Quality: Joe Patton
  • Animal Health at grass – Parasites: Orla Keane
  • Cattle performance at grass - Grange 2020: Eddie O’Riordan
  • Grass 10 Course farmer: Mayo: Cathal Irwin

During the day technical updates on various aspects of cattle management, and videos with a selection of farmers around the country discussing how they manage grass on their farms, will be provided.