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Tipperary Dairy Calf to Beef Demonstration Farm Open Day

10 July 2024
Type Event Proceeding

The main objective of the Tipperary dairy calf-to-beef demonstration farm is to demonstrate the best technologies for profitable and sustainable production of beef calves from the dairy herd.

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The farm is located at Ballyvadin, Fethard, Co. Tipperary.

  • The farm is operated as an independent standalone company which produces an annual set of audited accounts
  • Tipperary Beef farm has no BISS payment and has full labour and capital costs but no land cost included in the budget
  • The capital required to set-up the farm for the new dairy beef  enterprise was approximately €980k of which €560k was for facilities and machinery the remainder for stock and working capital
  • In 2024 the farm is forecast to generate a net margin of approximately €423/ha (including full labour costs) with a breakeven beef price of approximately €4.42/kg.