Advisors appointed to Teagasc Future Beef Programme
The team of Advisors to lead the new Future Beef Programme - Sustainable Cattle Production, have been appointed by Teagasc. The Programme Manager is Cattle Specialist Martina Harrington, and she is joined by Future Beef Advisors Gabriel Trayers and Aisling Molloy.
The aim of Future Beef is to demonstrate to beef farmers how they can produce a quality product as efficiently as possible to make beef farming more profitable while also making it more environmentally and socially sustainable. The Future Beef Programme involves 23 farms and is also part of the Teagasc Signpost Programme, ‘Farmers for Climate Action’.
Martina Harrington is a Teagasc Cattle Specialist with over 20 years’ experience as a Teagasc Advisor, working closely with beef farmers in the South East. She has a B.Agr.Sc and has completed a Masters in Rural Environment Conservation Management.
Gabriel Trayers, is a Teagasc Business and Technology Drystock Advisor based in the Teagasc office in Tuam in County Galway. He has 27 years’ experience as an Advisor, facilitated a number of different beef discussion groups and established a contract heifer rearing group in Galway. He completed the Teagasc Leadership Development Programme at the IMI, Sandyford.
Aisling Molloy, has been working as a Business and Technology Drystock Advisor in the Teagasc office in Kanturk in County Cork. She completed a Masters in Agricultural Science as a Walsh Scholar in 2016. She recently graduated with a UCC Diploma in Leadership for the Agri-Food Sector, in conjunction with Macra Agricultural Skillnet. She has worked at Teagasc Johnstown Castle in County Wexford and has facilitated a number of different beef discussion groups and a successful grass group in East Cork.
The Future Beef Programme is supported through Meat Industry Ireland by ten meat processing companies. The programme is predominantly based around suckler beef production. For more details see https://www.teagasc.ie/animals/beef/demonstration-farms/future-beef-programme/