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Making your farming system more sustainable plus a preview of the Beef2022 Open Day

Pearse Kelly, Teagasc’s Head of Drystock is on this week’s Beef Edge podcast to discuss technologies to make your farming system sustainable, the challenges in relation to overall profitability on farms as well as a preview of the Beef2022 Open Day on July 5th in Teagasc Grange.

Despite market disturbances, CAP reform, climate change policy and input price rises, the market for grass-fed beef as a high quality, sustainable human food protein source is strong.

Suckler farmers have made big changes and participated in schemes like the Beef Data Genomics Programme for many years and Beef Environmental Efficiency programme, which is having an influence on the sustainability of the system as well as genetics. The commercial beef value launched last year at the beef conference is also having an impact.

Earlier age at slaughter has many influences but there are improvements being made which will be discussed in detail in the Growing & Finishing Village at Beef2022.

What’s happening at Beef2022?

There will be four main stands highlighting beef systems for your farm, performance targets and achieving the targets whilst optimising beef profitability.

Producing quality beef is key to the success of the industry and factors affecting meat quality, grass-fed beef and PGI and quality-assured beef will be the topics of the day in the meat quality village. 

In the afternoon there will be a forum with a panel of experts who will address supporting the sustainability of Irish beef farming.

If you are a beef farmer, Beef2022 is your opportunity to see first-hand the results of Teagasc’s comprehensive research and innovation programme and to meet Teagasc research, advisory and education staff.

The event is on Tuesday 5th July in Teagasc Grange and it is a free event and a day not to be missed.

For further information go to: teagasc.ie/beef2022

For more episodes from the Beef Edge podcast, visit the show page at: www.teagasc.ie/thebeefedge  

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