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Beef Edge Masterclass Series with Aidan Maguire from Co. Meath

On this week’s episode of the Beef Edge podcast, Teagasc Green Acres participant Aidan Maguire from Co. Meath discusses his beef system and gives an update on his farm.

For the past four weeks, drought conditions have made managing grass on the farm very difficult.  Aidan describes how he had to feed good quality silage ( 72 DMD) to ensure performance was not impacted. 

On a recent weighing, calves were achieving 0.7-0.8kg/head/day while the stores were achieving 0.9-1.1kg/head/day.

Aidan discusses how he plans to introduce meal at grass in the coming weeks with the plan to finish 30 heifers. 

Closing up paddocks is also a focus for Aidan in the next few weeks in order to ensure there is grass available next spring.

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For more episodes and information covered on the Beef Edge, visit the show page at: www.teagasc.ie/thebeefedge 

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