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10 July 2020

Nutritional composition and human health implications of grass-fed beef

Nutritional composition and human health implications of grass-fed beef

Ireland’s climate has encouraged the development of “grass-fed” as a point of difference for Irish beef in high-value markets in Europe and beyond. A study at Teagasc Grange asked: what is the comparative nutritional composition of Irish beef which is long term grass-fed, grass/silage plus concentrate-fed or concentrate-fed, and what are the implications of the different sources of beef for the health of the beef consumer? Project lead Aidan Moloney tells us more.

10 July 2020

The impact of housing characteristics (space allowance, floor type) on welfare and performance of beef cattle

The impact of housing characteristics (space allowance, floor type) on welfare and performance of beef cattle

The critical issues pertaining to welfare of housed beef cattle identified by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Commission include, space allowance and flooring. Find out more about research being carried out in order to examine the impact of floor type on the welfare and performance of beef cattle, and to quantify the financial implications of alternative options.

03 July 2020

Virtual Beef Week - What's on - Friday

Virtual Beef Week - What's on - Friday

On the final day of our Virtual Beef Week Pearse Kelly and Paul Crosson will discuss the economics of various beef systems on the 12 midday Beef Talk. They are joined by Kevin Hanrahan who will look at Future Beef Policy. Then addressing 'The Grand Challenges' will be the theme for Live@Grange - 7pm. Frank O'Mara will introduce the session. Thia Hennessy will moderate - speakers are Mairead McGuinness, Gerry Boyle, Tim Cullinan and Barry Cowen TD

02 July 2020

Virtual Beef Week - What's on - Thursday

Virtual Beef Week - What's on - Thursday

Grass Management for Sustainable Beef Production is the theme for the Thursday of Virtual Beef Week. On Beef Talk at 12 noon Researcher Mark McGee, farmer John Watchorn and specialist Catherine Egan will discuss 'Building resilience within your grass based system'. Live@Grange at 7pm farmer Sean Roddy, will discuss 'How my farm grows more grass'? He will be joined by his Teagasc advisor Christy Watson and researcher Edward O’Riordan. Aidan Murray will facilitate.