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Teagasc BEEF2024 Open Day in Grange planned for 26 June

Teagasc BEEF2024 Open Day in Grange planned for 26 June

The Teagasc BEEF2024 Open Day will take place on Wednesday, 26 June at the Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Grange, County Meath.

BEEF2024, supported by FBD Trust, will focus on  “Securing your future”, highlighting the latest research and technologies available to farmers to build sustainable cattle businesses for the future.

The economic challenges and opportunities facing beef farmers will be addressed, with profitable systems of beef production demonstrated.  Steps to improve labour efficiency and returns per hour worked will also be discussed.  The challenges of reducing the environmental footprint of suckler and dairy-beef systems, along with maintaining water quality and enhancing biodiversity will be presented.

Dr. Paul Crosson, Beef Enterprise Leader, Teagasc Grange, said; “BEEF2024 in Grange on 26 June will showcase the technologies that can be applied by all farmers to improve their beef farming enterprise in terms of profitability, environmental sustainability, and the lifestyle of the farming family.  Specifically we will focus on grassland management and animal nutrition, beef genetics, reproductive management and animal health, and provide practical information for farmers to take home and apply on their own farms.”

Head of the Teagasc Drystock Knowledge Transfer Department, Pearse Kelly said; “This year we will be looking at driving genetic gain and encouraging farmers to maximise daily gain from grazed grass, while also producing high quality silage for the winter period.  The opportunities to reduce chemical fertilizer use by establishing red clover swards for silage and including white clover in grass swards, will be of interest to all farmers.”

The format of the day will consist of two main stands which will address the key issues facing beef farmers, followed by a series of ‘Technology Villages’ which will provide detailed information on latest research and management practices for efficient beef production systems.