The Irish Grassland Association Beef Conference and Farm Walk
The Irish Grassland Association beef conference for 2015 will focus on dairy calf to beef systems with a range of speakers from a research background and a farmer background with the following key areas being addressed on Tuesday 30th June
The outdoor afternoon session will be held on Kevin Farrell’s farm just outside Ballymahon, Co. Longford. Kevin farms a mixed enterprise lambing 300 ewes and rearing 150 calves from 2 weeks of age to finish. Over the past 2 years Kevin has concentrated on rearing healthy calves, maximising output form his farm and increasing the amount of grazed grass in the diets of all animals on the farm. The system is working with Kevin returning a gross margin on his cattle enterprise in 2014 of €956/Ha.
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