Teagasc Dairy Calf to Beef Open Day 21st May 2019

Event Time 11am
Venue Johnstown Castle Research Farm, Co. Wexford

DairyBEEF2019, a Dairy Calf to Beef Open Day, will take place on Tuesday, 21 May at Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford.

  • Systems & Economics Village
    • Profitable dairy-beef production systems
      Padraig French, Teagasc Moorepark
    • Dairy-beef performance under three stocking rate intensities
      Wayne Hayes, Teagasc Johnstown Castle
    • Optimum early-maturing calf to beef systems
      Rob Prendiville, Teagasc Grange
    • Production of spring born Holstein/Friesian steers
      Eddie O’Riordan, Teagasc Grange


  • Genetics Village
    • A dairy beef index (DBI) to rank beef bulls on profitability for use on dairy females
      Noirin McHugh, Teagasc
    • Genetics can increase the profitability of a dairy beef system
      Stephen Connolly, ABP/Teagasc
    • Genetic variability in beef merit of dairy cows
      Alan Twomey, Teagasc Moorepark
    • Relationship between a sire’s terminal index and the performance of beef progeny from the dairy herd during the finishing period
      Stephen Conroy, ICBF
    • The Gene Ireland Dairy Beef Breeding Programme
      Ciaran Costello, ICBF
    • Genetics of carcass retail cut weights
      Michelle Judge, Teagasc
    • High vs Low terminal index
      Donal Fahey, Teagasc Grange


  • Calf Rearing/Calf Health Village
    • Tackling the issue of antimicrobial resistance
      Caroline Garvan/Julie Boltan
    • Performance – Rearing Period & First Grazing Season
      Ruth Fennell & John Barry, Teagasc 
    • Nutritional management of dairy bred beef calves
      David Kenny, Teagasc Grange
    • Calf Housing
      Tom Fallon, Teagasc Kildalton
    • Health of Dairy bred calves
      Aidan Murray, Teagasc Grange
    • Calf disbudding and castration – welfare implications
      Bernadette Earley, Teagasc Moorepark
    • Widespread anthelmintic resistance on dairy calf to beef farms
      Orla Keane, Teagasc Grange
    • Factors to consider when buying calves
      Sean Cummins, Teagasc Kildalton


  • Grassland Village
    • Growing your potential: Grass-to-Beef
      Nicky Byrne, Teagasc Grange
    • Quality silage in calf to beef systems: importance of getting it right
      Brian Garry, Teagasc
    • Gaseous losses to the atmosphere
      Dominika Krol, Teagasc
    • Efficient use of cattle slurry
      David Wall, Teagasc
    • Grassland P&K planning on drystock farms
      Mark Plunkett, Teagasc
    • Choosing the correct varieties to drive paddock performance
      Tomas Turbitt, Teagasc
    • Farmland habitats will be an increasing important component of sustainability assessment
      John Finn/Daire OhUallachain, Teagasc Johnstown Castle
    • Multi-species mixtures increase yield stability: research from Johnstown Castle
      Guylain Grange/Saoirse Cummins, Teagasc 
    • Grass10 – Beef Grassland Farmer of the Year – take home messages
      John Watchorn, Fergus Bogue, Teagasc 
    • Pre-grazing yield demonstration
      John Maher, Teagasc
    • Land drainage design in Ireland
      Pat Tuohy, Teagasc
    • Protected urea for maintaining yield with lower emissions
      Patrick Forristal, Teagasc
    • Assessing and monitoring soil quality in Irish grassland soils
      Giulia Bondi, Fiona Brennan, Teagasc
    • Water quality and sustainability
      Eddie Burgess, Ian Fox, Teagasc
    • Nutri2cycle – recycling based fertiliser usage
      SM Ashekuzzaman, Teagasc
    • Mitigating Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions by improved pH management of soils (MAGGE-pH)
      Karl Richards & Ognjen Zurovec, Teagasc