TResearch – Beef 2016 Open Day Special
The summer edition of TResearch, Teagasc’s research and innovation magazine, focuses on Beef 2016, a major Teagasc technical open day which will take place at the Animal & Grassland, Research and Innovation Centre in Grange, County Meath on Tuesday, 5th July.
‘Profitable Technologies’ is the theme for the Beef 2016 open day on the 5th July
The latest edition of TResearch can be viewed at TResearch Summer 2016.
This special beef edition includes articles on sustainable beef production, the impact of nutritional management on beef quality, suckler male cattle grass based systems, male dairy calf to beef systems, recent findings from the Derrypatrick herd, the Irish beef breeding programme, concentrate feeding for beef cattle, applying grassland technologies to beef farms, research in suckler beef cow fertility, passive immunity and health of Irish dairy and suckler calves.
‘Profitable Technologies’ is the theme for the Beef 2016 open day on the 5th July, when farmers and all those involved in the cattle business, will have an opportunity to see all the latest developments in beef production. The first five technical stands will cover ‘Suckler Beef’, ‘Exploiting Genetics’, ‘Dairy Calf to Beef’, ‘High Performance from Pasture’, and ‘Profitable Breeding and Herd Health’.
There will be a number of live demonstrations including one on grass reseeding. Reseeded pastures outperform old swards, so the different establishment options for sowing grass and clover will be demonstrated. A live exhibition will also take place on the ideal beef animal to meet market specifications for different market outlets.
The farmer’s forum at the end of the day will feature a special forum on ‘Young Farmers in Beef’. A number of young beef farmers will discuss how they are planning to develop sustainable family beef farming business into the future. The impact of Brexit on Irish beef production will also be addressed.
The Health and Safety exhibition will have an enhanced focus covering all the main risk areas on farms, from livestock, machines, slurry gases, electricity etc., and will provide advice on how to manage the dangers effectively.
Beef 2016 will include significant contributions from industry partners such as Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Bord Bia, Irish Cattle Breeding Federation, Animal Health Ireland, Irish Farmers Journal and University College Dublin. In addition, meat industry representatives, the main beef breed societies and AI breeding companies will be represented on the day.
For more information on the Beef 2016 open day, which is sponsored by FBD Trust, see Beef 2016 Leaflet