National Winner Suckler Commercial Herd Event16 July 2019 16 July 2019
Venue Niall O’Meara, Quansboro, Killimor, Co. Galway. Eircode: H53 PX96
Niall O’Meara was awarded National Commercial Herd Winner of the FBD €200 Replacement Index Herd Competition 2018. Niall took the overall award along with having won the Connaught/Ulster title. The award rewards excellence in beef breeding performance of his commercial suckler herd.
Teagasc, ICBF, FBD and the Irish Farmers Journal will be hosting an open day on Niall’s farm on Tuesday 16th July at 2pm.
Niall farms full-time on his 24Ha farm just outside the village of Killimor in east Galway. The farm has 30 suckler cows. Male progeny are sold at 12 months with a high percentage of the heifers retained in the herd and bred at 14.5 months.
On the day there will be a selection of demonstrations, discussions and displays of stock. The emphasis is on highlighting the technologies and management tools Niall uses to achieve excellence in beef breeding performance of his commercial suckler cow herd. Technologies related to beef genetics, reproductive management, grassland management and animal health will be on display. The day will provide an opportunity to meet with industry stakeholders with a selection providing various display stands on the day. The open day will provide an excellent opportunity to see and discuss the key elements involved in operating a high performing family run suckler herd that has consistently achieved top results over the last number of years.
KT Approved Beef Event