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Teagasc Green Acres Dairy Calf to Beef Programme

The second phase of Teagasc Green Acres Calf-to-Beef Programme started in 2019. It includes 12 commercially-operated calf to beef demonstration farms located nationwide. This programme is supported by two Teagasc specialised advisors. Programme manager Alan Dillon has more information

07 July 2020
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Teagasc Grange dairy calf-to-beef system study

The current research focus of the dairy beef unit at Teagasc Grange is to compare the performance of three DAIRY-BEEF genetic groups. The systems used have achieved exceptional performance.Nicky Byrne and Donall Fahy give an update on the research

07 July 2020
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Growing your potential; Grass-to-Beef

Grazed grass is the cheapest source of energy for ruminants and is capable of supporting high levels of animal performance. Beef systems implementing high levels of grassland management to support improved animal performance and output/ha have a lower carbon footprint per kg of beef produced. Nicky Byrne, Donall Fahy and Michael O’Donovan have some advice

07 July 2020
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Dairy-beef performance under three stocking rate intensities

The current research programme in Johnstown Castle is evaluating the effects of herbage allowance (by using three stocking rates) on the performance of dairy × beef crossbreed cattle. Ruth Dunne, Wayne Hayes, Richard Lynch and Padraig French have further information on the research

07 July 2020
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TResearch Summer 2020

RLS: another disease for barley to contend with

07 July 2020
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Understanding the Dairy Beef Index (DBI)

The Dairy Beef Index (DBI) is a tool to produce quality beef cattle from the dairy herd that have both desirable calving attributes for the dairy herd (i.e. easy calving and short gestation) and valuable carcass merit attributes for the finisher.

07 July 2020
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