Teagasc / Irish Farmers Journal BETTER Beef Farm Walk- Kerry10 September 2019 10 September 2019
Venue James & John Flaherty, Cordal, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Eircode: V92 HRN0
James and John Flaherty fly the flag for Kerry in the BETTER farm challenge joining the programme in 2017 and will host an Autumn farm walk 10th September at their farm in Kilmurry, Cordal, Castleisland, Co. Kerry (V92 HRNO).
The plan, as part of the programme, is to move from 35 suckler cows to 50 suckler cows, as well as changing from a weanling system to a beef finishing system, slaughtering bulls under 16 months and heifers at 20 to 22 months. A dairy calf-to-beef system was also introduced. The cow type on the farm is predominantly Parthenaise-cross, with Charolais, Limousin, Salers and Simmental strains running through. The Flahertys have operated 100% AI for the first time this year.