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How did the Newford Suckler Demonstration Farm cattle perform at finishing in 2020?


Michael Fagan, Teagasc Technician on the Newford Suckler Demonstration Farm joins Catherine Egan on this week’s episode of The Beef Edge podcast with a review of the farm in 2020.

With 89% of the herd proving in calf, the focus on the farm at the moment is calving 2021. Michael explains how the finishing steers and heifers preformed in 2020.  

There were 59 heifers and 46 steers on Newford farm to be slaughtered this year. All of them were sired from 5 star terminal sires Fiston, Gamin, and Mullary Intrepid were used on the mature herd, and Tow Thorpe Dubai and Elderberry Galahad were used on the first calvers. 

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Teagasc and Dawn Meats, supported by McDonald's and The Irish Farmers Journal have established a standalone suckler herd at Athenry, Co Galway, to demonstrate best practice in sustainable suckler beef production. Further updates here

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