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Beef 2022 - What is it all about?

There are significant challenges in relation to overall profitability, market disturbances, CAP reform, climate change policy and input price rises, however, the market for grass-fed beef as a high quality, sustainable food is strong. Come to Beef 2022 at Teagasc Grange on July 5th to be in the know

Teagasc Beef 2022 open day takes place on Tuesday 5th July in Teagasc Grange.

The focus of BEEF2022 will be on the application of technologies that will help beef farmers increase the profitability and environmental sustainability of their family farm businesses. Technologies in relation to grazing management, animal nutrition, beef genetics, reproductive management, animal health and farm planning will be essential to increase the competitiveness and sustainability of the Irish beef sector which will form the main focus of the day.

There will be FOUR MAIN STANDS highlighting beef systems for your farm, performance targets and achieving the targets while optimizing beef profitability.

There will be variety of technology villages focusing on:

  • the environment ‘signpost farms’,
  • grassland management,
  • suckling systems,
  • dairy calf to beef systems,
  • growing and finishing cattle,
  • meat quality,
  • advisory education and policy and
  • farming lifestyle.

Afternoon forum, live displays & more

In the afternoon there will be a forum with a panel of experts who will address supporting the sustainability of Irish beef farming.  There will be live displays in relation to low emissions slurry application, grazing management and health & safety throughout the day. There will be demonstrations in relation to the use of protected urea fertilisers, reseeding and farm infrastructure. Livestock from the various suckler and dairy-beef studies at Grange will be on display.

If you are a beef farmer, BEEF 2022 is your opportunity to see first-hand the results of Teagasc’s comprehensive research and innovation programme and to meet Teagasc research, advisory and education staff.

The Beef Edge podcast

Have a listen below to Pearse Kelly, Teagasc’s Head of Drystock, who is on this week’s Beef Edge podcast to discuss technologies to make your farming system sustainable, the challenges in relation to overall profitability on farms as well as a preview of the Beef2022 Open Day on July 5th in Teagasc Grange.

BEEF2022 on Tuesday 5th July in Teagasc Grange is a free event and is a day not to be missed. Further information at www.teagasc.ie/beef2022