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Beef Edge Masterclass with Thomas Hogan, Grass10 Beef Grassland Farmer of the Year

In preparation for the last grazing rotation, Thomas Hogan from Nenagh Co. Tipperary, and Grass10 Beef Grassland Farmer of the Year, joins Catherine Egan on this week’s Beef Edge Podcast to discuss his beef suckling to store system and his autumn plan.

Thomas operates a spring calving system with 70 cows expected to calve down in 2022. Cows are mainly Limousin and Simmental cross and Thomas places a major focus on the replacement index to select cows with milk and sires with good conformation and easy calving.

Thomas describes the grazing year to date and his plan for the rest of the year. Maximising performance on weanlings is very important to Thomas. Last year’s weanlings achieved 0.7kg/head/day over the winter period. This ensures that replacement heifers hit their targets to go in calf and calve down at 24 months. 

For further information on the Grassland Farmer of the Year visit: www.teagasc.ie/grassland-farmer-of-the-year-2021

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

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