Beef event


Event Date: Tuesday 13th of June 2023 11:59:59 PM
Programme & Full Detail: Open The Brochure
Event Location: Westmeath N91FX22


Beef Event 2023

The 2023 Irish Grassland Association Beef Event heads to Westmeath this year to the farm of Chris McCarthy in Crookedwood N91FX22 just north of Mullingar. The farm walk takes place on Tuesday, June 13th at 6.00pm.

Farm profile

The McCarthys farm is made up of 28 ha of relatively free-draining soil and has the added advantage of being on one block. The farm is home to a spring- calving herd comprised of 46 Limousin cows mated primarily to terminal Charolais stock bulls. Alongside the commercial herd, Chris runs a small number of pedigree Charolais cows which provides stock bulls for his own use as well as selling a number of breeding stock each year. The current stock bull is a Doonally New (CF52) bred bull with Chris having a fondness for other Charolais stalwarts such as Pirate (PTE). When he combines these terminal genetics with his three- quarter bred, red Limousin cow, the results speak for themselves with outstanding quality suckler stock being bred on the farm, consistently over the past number of years. Chris said “it has to be a red Limousin, I used to operate with the odd black Limousin cow but in terms of delivering what we want here, I have moved solely to red cows over the past few years.”