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  • BEEF 2016

    ‘Profitable Technologies’

    Wallace Agri Wellingtonbridge Beef

    Date:  Tuesday, 5th July 2016

    Venue: Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Grange, Dunsany, Co. Meath

    About the Event

    We are delighted to invite all beef farmers and stakeholders involved in the Irish beef industry to Teagasc
    Beef 2016, on Tuesday, 5th July at the Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Grange, Dunsany, Co. Meath.

    Teagasc Beef 2016 is your opportunity to see at first hand Teagasc’s comprehensive research and advisory programme and meet key stakeholders in the beef industry. We look forward to meeting you on July 5th.

    Highlights

    Special Forum: ‘Young Farmers in Beef’
    A special forum on “Young Farmers in Beef” will include a panel discussion with a number of young beef farmers on how they are planning to develop sustainable family beef farming business into the future.

    Live Demonstration: Essential tools for technical efficiency
    Live demonstrations will include the use of modern technologies for grazing management and reseeding techniques, carcase specifications, €uro Star Indexes plus a range of others.

    Research to adoption: Extension methods
    A wide range of extension methodologies are employed by Teagasc to transfer research to beef farmers. Use this opportunity to meet and discuss your ideas with Teagasc staff. Teagasc have a range of specialists in all the key technology areas. You will have the opportunity to discuss one-to-one solutions to your problems using the many decision support tools developed by Teagasc.

    A Supply Chain Solution
    Ireland is part of a large and potentially high-value EU market that returns a high price for beef. Consequently, Ireland is in a strong position to avail of the growing EU beef deficit. As a result of the efforts of processors and Bord Bia, Irish beef has increased penetration in the main EU markets. The focus of current marketing is on repositioning and differentiating Irish product in order to improve market returns and increase market share.

    Industry Partnership
    Key industry experts from Bord Bia, ICBF, AHI, DAFM, IFJ, HSA and UCD will be present on the day to discuss individual farmer queries.

    Building a Competitive Beef Sector

    The beef sector is among the most important Irish indigenous industries. There are over one hundred thousand farms contributing to beef production in Ireland. The Irish sector is mainly broken into suckler producers, store producers and cattle finishers, with about 1.75 million head of cattle sent for slaughter in Irish meat processing plants and slaughterhouses. In 2015 cattle accounted for 39% of the gross output of the agriculture sector (excluding forage). Beef exports in 2015 amounted to 22% of total agri-food exports, worth €2.38 billion, representing a 51% increase in value compared to 2010.

    This major Open Day will provide the roadmap to deliver these goals for the Irish Beef industry.