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National Organic Beef Open Day

Event Time 10am - 3pm
Venue Farm of John Purcell, Ross, Golden, Cashel, Co Tipperary Eircode: E25 RP20

Teagasc, Bord Bia and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) are jointly organising a National Organic Beef Open Day on the farm of John Purcell, Ross, Golden, Cashel, Co Tipperary Eircode: E25 RP20 on Wednesday, 28th September 2022 from 10am - 3pm.

The open day is aimed at providing up to date best practice for existing organic farmers and also will aim at providing an insight into organic farming methods for those farmers contemplating converting their farms.

Topics for discussion on the day include beef production systems (beef stock demonstrations), organic markets, financial supports, clover, soil health, farm buildings for organic beef production, economics, habitats and biodiversity and an organic food village with exhibitors. Many stakeholders operating in the organic sector including certification, education and retail will be in attendance and will provide a one stop shop for farmers to cover all aspects of organic farming from technical knowledge to education to market development to financial supports and much more.

The final part of the open day will feature an open forum to discuss the future of the Irish Organic beef sector. The forum will be chaired by Damien O’Reilly and panellists will include a wide cross section of stakeholders from the Irish Organic sector.

The date for this event is significant as it will be just in advance of the opening of the next application window for the Organic Farming Scheme in October.