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With the advent of a quota free environment post 2015 there will be a substantial increase in milk volumes based on projected figures to date. Grazing platform is going to be the new quota and for that reason dairy farmers are looking at alternative ways to increase grass availability to support the milk production directly. One of the ways that must be given serious consideration is the ‘contract rearing of heifers. The Irish Grassland Association in association with Teagasc are running an evening event on the topic of Contract Rearing Heifers at 7.30pm on Thursday17th July 2014 at Shinagh Estates Gurteen Farm. The event should appeal to both beef, tillage and dairy farmers, as this may be an opportunity for all to benefit from potential income from contract rearing. This is a free event and is open to all interested parties.