Thousands expected to attend Beef 2018 in Meath

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Thousands expected to attend Beef 2018 in Meath



Thousands of farmers are expected to attend Beef 2018 in Meath tomorrow, Tuesday, with the theme of the Teagasc event ‘€nhancing Knowledge’.

The short term outlook for beef prices in 2018 is good; however in the medium term there will be significant challenges around Brexit, reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and climate change.

The emphasis in BEEF2018 is on highlighting those technologies that will help underpin the future profitability of the beef sector, according to Teagasc.

Live Demonstrations

Live demonstrations will include the design and implementation of an ideal grazing infrastructure, animals of varying suckler €uro Star Indexes, calves of varying genotype from the new Dairy Calf-to-Beef programme and AI usage in suckler herds.

There will be workshops on calf rearing, Anti-Microbial Resistance, 2-year old calving and health and safety. A number of national experts have accepted invitations to participate in the workshops.

‘Sustainable Family Beef Farming Businesses’

This will be a panel discussion facilitated by Richard Curran from The Dragons Den & RTE Radio 1 ‘The Business’.

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The panel will include a number of successful beef farmers, as well as a representative from the beef industry. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Michael Creed will also contribute to this discussion.

A Supply Chain Solution

Ireland is part of a large high-value EU market that returns a high price for beef and is consequently, in a strong position to avail of the growing EU of processors and Bord Bia, Irish beef has increased penetration in the main EU markets. Kevin Dundon arguably one of Ireland’s most recognized and respected chefs, will deliver a range of cooking demonstrations live using beef recipes.

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