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Let's Talk Cattle & Sheep - Teagasc Green Acres Dairy Calf to Beef programme

Event Time 6.30pm
Venue Online
Join us on this webinar where the programme advisors for the Teagasc Calf to Beef Programme will outline their experience on working with farmers so far and answer questions from you

The volume of beef calves from the dairy herd is increasing with an expanding dairy herd and ensuring these calves can be taken through to beef profitably is essential to the future of both the dairy and beef industry.

The Teagasc Green Acres dairy calf to beef programme is in its second phase with phase 2 beginning in 2019. 12 farmers located throughout the country are working with their dedicated Green Acres advisor to improve profitability on their farm and design a system that utilises high volumes of grazed grass, purchases dairy calves of adequate beef merit at value and makes excellent quality silage to minimise concentrate input in the winter finishing period.

Join us on this webinar where the programme advisors will outline their experience on working with farmers so far and will answer questions from you the public. 

Speakers

  • Alan Dillon, Teagasc (Facilitator)
  • Sean Cummins Teagasc Green Acres advisor
  • James Fitzgerald Teagasc Green Acres advisor

Topics to be covered

  • What makes a profitable calf to beef system
  • Purchase prices of dairy calves
  • Nutritional management of calves
  • Finishing systems

Time of broadcast

You can join the webinar at 6.25 pm; broadcasting will begin at 6.30 pm sharp!

How to join:

Register online here

Registration is free

How to ask a question:

There is a Q&A box on the bottom of the screen during the webinar. Type your question in the box and the facilitator will read it out to the panellists.