Teagasc are inviting all farmers to their dairy calf-to-beef open day, that will take place at 11 am on Tuesday (May 1st) at Teagasc, Crops, Environment and Land Use Research Centre, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford.
This open day will focus on ‘Advancing Knowledge for an Evolving Industry’. It will also showcase four main villages;
- Calf-to-beef system and economics
- Calf rearing and health
- Sustainable grassland management
DairyBEEF2019 will include a comprehensive comparison of dairy-beef production systems and finishing regimes.
Farmers will hear about the new dairy calf-to-beef index that was launched earlier this year and learn about the various dairy-beef programmes continuing within Teagasc.
Sustainable grass-based production
A key message of the dairy and beef KT-approved event will be on production and farm efficiency from grass while reducing the effect of production on the environment.
The open day will also feature research on sustainable grass-based production from current work at Johnstown Castle including;
- Nutrient management
- Soil quality
- Water quality
- Farmland wildlife
- Reduced greenhouse emissions.
The calf rearing and health village will include practical topics, such as ideal calf housing and health management.
The event will give farmers the opportunity to view and discuss the latest developments in the beef industry which will help to increase the sustainability of your farm business and equip you to cope with future challenges.
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