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The Grand Challenges Facing the Beef Sector

Recently appointed Teagasc Beef Enterprise Leader at Teagasc Grange, Paul Crosson, joins Catherine Egan on the latest Beef Edge podcast to address the ‘Grand Challenges’ facing the beef sector.

Paul gives an overview of the facilities and areas of research at Teagasc Grange and the two most recognised research projects in Grange are the Dairy Calf to Beef and Derrypatrick research experiments of which Paul gives a progress update. Obviously the Common Agricultural Policy accounts for over 100% of farm income on beef farms and although CAP discussions are ongoing there are some indications of greater restrictions on fertilizer, chemical spray and anti-microbial usage. Paul highlights to what extent this will shape beef production systems in the future.

Listen to previous episodes here: The Beef Edge Podcast