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Autumn dairy-beef steer systems

16 June 2021
Type Factsheet

A Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Fact Sheet

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Carrying autumn-born, dairy-beef male calves to slaughter at 23-24 months is a viable production system when maximising carcass output from grazed grass is desired. When optimum performance is achieved, the need for winter finishing is eliminated.

This factsheet has information on the following areas:

  • Calf availability
  • System of production
  • Calf rearing (first winter on farm)
  • First grazing season
  • Second winter
  • Second season at grass
  • Weight gain targets
  • Economics

Find out more about the Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme here