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Have you listened to the Teagasc Beef Edge Podcast?

The Beef Edge podcast is celebrating its 1st Anniversary. In the last year over 25,000 farmers have tuned in to hear timely technical information and the latest research and advice from Teagasc and industry stakeholders. Presented by Teagasc Beef Specialist Catherine Egan, the Beef Edge podcast covers the latest news, information and advice to improve your beef farm performance.

Over the past year there have been regular updates in relation to grassland management, making quality silage and efficient fertiliser use. Key breeding tips, using AI and heat synchronisation options have also been discussed on previous podcast episodes, as well as animal health topics such as parasite control at the appropriate times. With the launch of a number of beef schemes in 2020 such as Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme suckler (BEEP-S) and the Beef Finishers Programme (BFP) Catherine asked the key questions to find out the requirements and details you, as a farmer needed to know.

In September, the ‘Beef Edge Masterclass’ was launched with regular monthly updates from expert farmers explaining their system. First in the series to discuss his system was Niall O’Meara, a suckler farmer from County Galway who operates an autumn calving suckling to weanling system. Niall is achieving all the key targets from birth to weaning and he explains just how he does it. In the second episode, JP Hammersley a farmer in County Tipperary and a participant in the Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme, explained his system whereby British Friesian bull calves are brought to beef as steers at 24 and 28 months of age.

There are also regular updates from the Derrypatrick research farm at Teagasc Grange, research carried out at Johnstown Castle and the Newford Demonstration farm in Athenry. The Beef Edge Podcast also provided information on education courses and updates from Teagasc Kildalton College and Gurteen Agricultural College.

Celebrating 1 year of the podcast, host of the show, Catherine Egan said: “It is great that there has been such interest in the podcast to date, which has been made possible through the promotion of the podcast by Teagasc advisors and education staff to their clients and students. I would like to thank all the farmers, Teagasc staff and industry stakeholders for featuring in the podcast episodes during the past year. I’m looking forward to discussing more informational and insightful topics in the coming year for the listeners”.

Teagasc offer a full suite of Podcasts such as the Dairy Edge, Ovicast, Pig Edge, Tillage Edge and the Research Field which can be accessed on the website www.teagasc.ie/podcasts.


If you wish to catch up on all the episodes from The Beef Edge podcast on the Teagasc website at www.teagasc.ie/thebeefedge , or you can listen on Apple and Google podcasts, as well as Spotify. Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode.