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2027 Sectoral Road Map: Beef


A new Teagasc 2027 Sectoral Road Map for Beef was published on Tuesday, 8 December 2020. It includes: Market and policy issues; Potential shape and size of sector in 2027; Environmental & land use implications; Technical performance indicators and Research & technology transfer actions.

A new series of Teagasc Sectoral Roadmaps 2027 was published on Tuesday, 8 December during a live webinar. Paul Maher, Assistant Director of Teagasc Knowledge Transfer Directorate chaired the webinar where speakers gave an overview of the main elements of the Teagasc Sectoral Roadmaps 2027.

Teagasc Researchers John Spink, Pat Dillon and Mark Fenelon gave presentations in their areas of expertise. Kevin Hanrahan, Head of Teagasc Rural Economy and Development Programme gave an overview of the importance of agriculture and food in the Irish economy. The presentations and the webinar itself can be viewed here

Ireland remains one of the largest net exporters of beef in the world. The EU will continue to be the dominant market for Irish beef exports. The nature of the future trade relationship between the EU and the UK will determine the degree to which Ireland’s current dominance of UK beef imports continues. Reducing net greenhouse gas emissions on Irish beef farms will be one of the key priorities over the coming years. Research will seek to improve the broader environmental sustainability of beef systems, water quality, biodiversity and nutrient use efficiency. The roadmap details technical and financial performance for suckler calf-to-beef production and Research performance targets for early maturing dairy calf-to-beef systems.

Download the Teagasc 2027 Sectoral Road Map for Beef (PDF)

There are nine sectoral roadmaps in total on Beef, Sheep, Dairy, Pigs,Tillage, Forestry, Horticulture, Food and Environment. To see all nine of the Teagasc 2027 Sectoral Roadmaps click Teagasc Sectoral Roadmaps 2027