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Solutions for Sustainable Beef Farming

Event Time 9:30am - 12:30pm
Venue Online

BovINE, Europe's first beef farming innovation sharing network, invites all involved and interested in beef farming and sustainability to attend its final online meeting on Thursday, 1st December from 9:30am - 12:30pm online.

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Presentations in English will be translated simultaneously into Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.

BovINE expert practitioners and academic partners from across nine European countries will present solutions collectively gathered across the last 3-years focused on driving and enhancing sustainability on beef farms. The solutions being presented build on good practices already being implemented on farms across Europe and research innovations that are ready to be put into practice.

The agenda is organised around the four over-arching BovINE themes – Animal Health & Welfare, Socio-economic Resilience, Production Efficiency & Meat Quality and Environmental Sustainability.

The BovINE online meeting is for beef farmers, technical and practical advisors, agricultural professionals, researchers and all involved in the European beef value chain.


9:30am - 9:40am :- Welcome and Overview of BovINE
Professor Maeve Henchion, BovINE Project Co-ordinator, Teagasc, Ireland

9:40am - 10am :- Sustainability challenges on European beef farms
Maite Aguilar, INTIA, Spain and Richard Lynch, Teagasc, Ireland

10am - 10:30am :- Confronting Socio-economic Resilience challenges facing European beef farmers
Kees de Roest, Research Centre for Animal Production (CRPA), Italy

10:30am - 11am :- Solutions to improve Animal Health and Welfare of beef cattle
Alexander Riek, Friedrich Loeffler Institute (FLI), Germany

11am - 11:15am :- BREAK

11:15am - 11:45am :- Addressing beef Production Efficiency and Meat Quality
Virginia Resconi, University of Zaragoza, Spain

11:45am - 12:15pm :- Tackling Environmental Sustainability on beef farms
Riet Desmet & Karen Goosens, EV- ILVO, Belgium

12:15pm - 12.30pm :- BovINE resources to support beef farming sustainability
Rhonda Smith, Minerva UK

You can also view the agenda here