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Insights from Sligo Contract Rearer, Kieran Kielty


Contract rearer Kieran Kielty from Co.Sligo joins Catherine Egan on this week’s Beef Edge podcast to discuss how he operates a contract heifer rearing system.

Kieran explains how he has developed the system over the past number of years and he outlines the importance of grassland management and quality silage in this system.

As Kieran works off farm he highlights the benefits of contract rearing while maintaining a work life balance.

Being a part of the local contract rearing discussion group is also a benefit to Kieran as he gets to visit other farms and discuss management decisions with other like-minded farmers in the same system.

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