Teagasc GreenAcres Farm Walk - Shane Cranny
Open day of Shane Cranny, Ullard, Myshall, Co. Carlow | Wednesday, 11 March 2020
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Open day of Shane Cranny, participant of the Teagasc GreenAcres Calf to Beef Programme.
Shane Cranny operates a dairy calf to beef system, alongside a suckler enterprise, on 31.5ha of free-draining grassland in Myshall, Co. Carlow.
Previously the farm operated a calf-to-store system, with animals sold off grass prior to housing. Last year, the introduction of concentrates at grass facilitated the slaughtering of the majority of the steers produced on the farm.
Over the duration of the programme, Seán Cummins and James Fitzgerald, along with Alan Dillon, the Programme Manager, will work on an intensive basis with the demonstration farms to advise best practice on the rearing, growing and finishing of purchased dairy-bred calves through to beef.
The second phase of the Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme is supported by Liffey Mills, Drummonds Ltd., Volac Ireland, MSD Animal Health, Munster Bovine and Corteva Agriscience.