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Richard Long - DairyBeef500 Demonstration Farm Walk

Event Time 3pm
Venue Farm of Richard Long, Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford. Eircode: E91 VH67

Join the Teagasc DairyBeef500 team on Thursday, 8th September at 3pm on the farm of Richard Long, Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford. Eircode: E91 VH67.

Richard is a participant on the Teagasc DairyBeef500 Programme and Signpost Programme.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Calf genetics
  • Age of slaughter
  • Grassland management
  • Animal health
  • Environmental challenges

The Beef Edge Podcast

Richard Long and his advisor, Sean Cummins, joined Catherin Egan on a recent episode of the Beef Edge podcast to discuss how they developed a plan to reduce age at slaughter on the farm and its impact on profitability. They also give an insight into what to expect at the upcoming open day being held on the farm on September 8th.

About the DairyBeef 500 Campaign

Given the large increase in the dairy herd in recent years and the resulting number of beef calves that will be reared to slaughter stage in Ireland over the coming years, Teagasc has launched the DairyBeef 500 Campaign.

This campaign will incorporate a number of dairy-beef initiatives including: demonstration farms located nationwide, a stand-alone demo farm unit in Co. Tipperary called Ballyvadin farm, a large emphasis on Knowledge transfer with a particular focus on discussion groups along with new dedicated dairy beef courses for farmers and a supporting research and education programme supported by weekly communication outputs.

The campaign is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, Drummonds, Liffey Mills, Munster Bovine, MSD Animal Health and Volac while the Ballyvadin Demo farm is sponsored by Shinagh Estates Limited and Dawn Meats.