Newford Open Day13 September 2022 13 September 2022
Venue Athenry, Co. Galway
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
- Signpost Programme
- Future Beef Programme
- Grass 10
- DairyBeef 500
- Health and Safety
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.