Have you listened to the Beef Edge Podcast?
Podcasts are free audio shows that anyone with an iPhone, Android or computer can listen to. The Beef Edge podcast is celebrating its 1st Anniversary. Presented by Teagasc Beef Specialist Catherine Egan, the podcast covers the latest news, information and advice to improve your beef farm performance
What are Podcasts?
Podcasts are free audio shows that anyone with an iPhone, Android or computer can listen to. You can listen anywhere and anytime. The Beef Edge podcast is celebrating its 1st Anniversary. In the last year over 25,000 farmers have tuned in to hear timely technical information and the latest research and advice from Teagasc and industry stakeholders. Presented by Teagasc Beef Specialist Catherine Egan, the podcast covers the latest news, information and advice to improve your beef farm performance.
The Beef Edge Podcast
Over the past year there have been regular updates in relation to grassland management, making quality silage, efficient fertiliser use & animal nutrition. Key breeding tips, using AI and heat synchronisation options have also been discussed on previous podcast episodes, as well as animal health topics such as parasite control at the appropriate times. With the launch of a number of beef schemes in 2020 such as beef environmental efficiency programme suckler (BEEP-S) and the beef finishers programme (BFP) Catherine asked the key questions to find out the requirements and details you, as a farmer needed to know.
In September the ‘Beef Edge Masterclass’ was launched with regular monthly updates from expert farmers explaining their system. First in the series to discuss his system was Niall O’Meara, a suckler farmer from Co. Galway who operates an autumn calving suckling to weanling system. Niall is achieving all the key targets from birth to weaning and he explains just how he does it. In the second episode, JP Hammersley a farmer in Co. Tipperary and a participant in the Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme, explained his system whereby British Friesian bull calves are brought to beef as steers at 24 & 28 months.
There are also regular updates from the Derrypatrick research farm at Teagasc Grange, research carried out at Johnstown Castle and Newford Demonstration farm. The Beef Edge also provided information on education courses and updates from Teagasc Kildalton College and Gurteen Agricultural College.
Other Teagasc Podcasts
Teagasc offer a full suite of Podcasts such as the Dairy Edge, Ovicast, Pig Edge, Tillage Edge and Research Field which can be accessed on the website www.teagasc.ie/podcasts.
You can catch up on all the episodes from The Beef Edge podcast on the Teagasc website at www.teagasc.ie/thebeefedge , or you can listen on Apple and Google podcasts, as well as Spotify. Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode.
Why not make it your NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION to listen to the Beef Edge Podcast now?