Martin Connolly’s Beef Edge Masterclass on his Friesian bull beef system
Teagasc Green Acres dairy calf to beef participant, Martin Connolly, from Co. Roscommon gives a Beef Edge Masterclass on this week’s podcast episode.
He gives an insight into his 21-22 month Friesian bull beef system and discusses the key points from managing the calf up to weaning, emphasising the importance of calf health in the early weeks of life.
He discusses how he manages the stock at grass with the target to graze each paddock in three days. Making top quality silage is a key focus on the farm allowing Martin to reduce costs over the winter while still maximising weight gain and he outlines how bulls will be housed in the coming weeks and finished within 100-120 days.
Further information from Martins Virtual farm walk held last year are here: Martin Connolly's Virtual Farm Walk 2020
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