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Virtual Beef Week - Economics of Beef Production

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A week long stream of videos, webinars and live events

Teagasc are holding a ‘Virtual Beef Week’ from Monday 6th to Friday 10th July, to communicate the latest research results relevant to beef farmers.

‘Building a Sustainable Irish Beef Sector’ is the theme for this virtual beef week, which will involve two webinars each day from Monday to Friday. This will be accompanied by a continuous stream of content through social media platforms. The Teagasc Virtual beef week is kindly sponsored by FBD Trust.

The Virtual Beef Week replaces the planned major Teagasc BEEF Open Day, Beef 2020 which was due to take place on 7th July at the Teagasc Animal and Grassland research and innovation centre, Grange, county Meath. Instead farmers will have the opportunity to access the latest research and knowledge through their mobile phone, laptop or tablet.


12pm - Beef Talk 

On the Friday morning of the Teagasc Virtual beef week, the Teagasc Beef Talk webinar will focus on finishing systems, the economics of both dairy calf to beef and suckler to beef productions systems, and at future policy developments.

  • Mark  McGee – Finishing beef systems
  • Pearse  Kelly – Economics of Dairy Calf to Beef Systems
  • Paul Crosson – Economics of Suckler beef Systems
  • Kevin Hanrahan – Future Beef Policy

View the Beef Talk webinar on Tuesday at 12pm on Teagasc Facebook

7pm  Live@Grange  - Addressing the Grand Challenges

The live panel discussion from Teagasc Grange at 7pm will have a focus on the major challenges facing the Beef sector.

Director of Research in Teagasc, Professor Frank O’ Mara will introduce this session

We will hear a number of important questions raised by beef farmers to be addressed by a panel of speakers.

  • EU Perspective – Senior Politician
  • Teagasc Perspective – Director of Teagasc, Professor Gerry Boyle
  • Market Perspective – Tara McCarthy, Bord Bia
  • Farmer Perspective – Tim Cullinan, IFA President

Join the livestream at 7pm on www.teagasc.ie/virtualbeefweek 

Social Media

Stay tuned to our social media channels throughout the day or search #VirtualBeefWeek.  We’ll be dedicating this week to Teagasc Beef and will be posting videos and updates throughout each day