The Irish Grassland Association held their annual Beef Farm Walk and Conference on Tuesday 30th June. Delegates visited the award winning farm of John Kennedy near Nenagh Co. Tipperary in the morning and the Conference was held in the afternoon in the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh.
Host farmer John Kennedy address the crowd
The host farmer John Kennedy won the National Breeding Award in the Bord Bia Quality Beef Producer of the Year Awards in 2008. John runs a 100 cow suckler herd on a 78ha farm, all of which are bred to top AI beef bulls. Replacement heifers are sourced from his own herd and all other progeny are finished on farm. John has reseeded 70% of his farm in the last 10 years and through grass measuring and budgeting he aims to maximize animal performance from grass.
Click here to view information boards presented on the farm.
Click here to view information handed out on farm.
The afternoon session of this years conference focused on using the latest technologies to increase beef farm profit. Speakers at the conference included: