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Dairy Calf-To-Beef Production Systems

Over the years much research effort has been devoted to the development of beef production systems at Grange Beef Research Centre. Based on earlier work by Dr. Joe Harte and his colleagues, an integrated 2-year-old dairy calf-to-beef system was established by Dr. Vincent Flynn at Ballinalack (then a field station of Grange) in the late 1970s. It comprised of Friesian steers slaughtered at about 290 kg carcass weight.

01 January 2005
Type
Report
57 Pages
759KB
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Producing Clean Cattle

Under the Clean Livestock Policy, producers must take all reasonable practical steps to ensure that their stock are acceptably clean at slaughter. The vast majority of the 1.6 million plus Irish cattle presented for slaughter each year meet the Clean Livestock Policy standards. However, problems with cattle cleanliness can arise on individual farms. Very dirty cattle are rejected for slaughter.

01 January 2005
Type
Report
20 Pages
666KB
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Pig Conference 2004

2004 Pig Conference Proceedings

11 October 2004
Type
Event Proceeding
104 Pages
2,096KB
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Annual Report 2003

As the key provider of technology, Teagasc continued to play a central role in helping the industry to successfully meet the challenges resulting from an ever-changing policy framework and continuing change in consumer demands and expectations. In addition to underpinning competitiveness and innovation in farm and food production, our services in 2003 were also strongly focused on environmental sustainability, animal welfare and farm and food safety.

01 October 2004
Type
Report
158 Pages
5,554KB