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Newford Open Day

Event Time 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Venue Athenry, Co. Galway
Suckler Beef in Challenging Times

Newford Suckler Demonstration Farm is hosting an open day on Tuesday, 13th September from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. The theme of this year’s event is, ‘Suckler Beef in Challenging Times’.

Best practices in relation to grazing management, beef genetics, breeding and reproductive management, environment /carbon footprint, farm profitability and farm planning will be demonstrated and discussed on the day.

There will be a mix of technical presentations and interactive workshops dealing with all the main areas important to Newford Farm and it will be a unique opportunity to see how the farm is performing

The open day is free to attend and all suckler/beef farmers and those involved in the sector are welcome.

Main Technical Stands

The main technical stands will cover the following topics:

  • Farm Profitability on Newford Farm
  • Is the cow type delivering on Newford Farm
  • How genetics and grazing is improving beef performance on Newford Farm
  • How Newford Farm is trying to improve its carbon footprint

Workshops & Demonstrations

A series of workshops and demonstrations will take place with representatives from:

  • Teagasc Advisory and Education
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)
  • Dawn Meats
  • Irish Farmers Journal
  • McDonalds
  • ICBF
  • Signpost Programme
  • Future Beef Programme
  • Grass 10
  • DairyBeef 500
  • Health and Safety
  • Biodiversity 

About Newford Herd

Teagasc and Dawn Meats, supported by The Irish Farmers Journal and McDonald's have established a standalone suckler herd at Athenry, Co Galway to demonstrate best practice in sustainable suckler beef production.

The herd, which is known as the Newford Herd, is run on a fully commercial basis and demonstrates the potential of a moderately large suckler beef farm to generate a viable family farm income when operated to the highest level of technical efficiency and best practice.

Find out more here