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How to achieve high performance in a dairy calf-to-beef system

Due to the expansion of the Irish dairy herd over recent years more dairy-origin calves are available for beef production, but considerable scope exists for integration of beef and dairy farmers’ needs. Nicky Byrne & Alan Dillon have advice on achieving high performance.

In the attached article the following Nicky Byrne & Alan Dillon give information on the following:

  • Components of a high performance calf to beef system. 
  • Calf health
  • Calf rearing and nutrition
  • Grassland management
  • Achieving targets on Teagasc Green Acres Farms 
  • Aiming to improve calf performance 
  • Improving calf quality 

Beef - Virtual Beef Week, Tuesday - Dairy calf to beef (pdf)

Information on Virtual Beef Week 

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