Next Tues, October 26th, BovINE will hold its 2nd Irish National Beef Event online. Beef farmers and all stakeholders in the beef and livestock sector are invited to attend virtually.
The BovINE network links farmers, advisors, researchers, and all other relevant stakeholders, across nine EU Member States, to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and ideas to address solutions to the challenges faced by the sector.
The BovINE project partners in Ireland are Teagasc and the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA).
The theme of the Irish Network Meeting for 2021 is Delivering a sustainable Beef Sector.
BovINE has organised an excellent lineup of speakers for the meeting, which will prove very interesting for all beef farmers and stakeholders.
The IFA President Tim Cullinan will present the opening address to the meeting.
Maeve Henchion, Teagasc, and the BovINE project coordinator will facilitate a panel discussion on research innovations and good practices that can make a real difference in improving the sustainability of the Irish beef sector.
The panellists and topics will include;
- Helen Sheridan from University College Dublin on the role of Multi-Species Swards on beef farms.
- Kieran Dooley, a beef finisher from Co Offaly, on managing animal health and welfare.
- Tom O’Dwyer from Teagasc on the new Teagasc Signpost programme on beef farms and carbon sequestration.
- Mick O’Dowd from Kepak on the Twenty20 Club and supplier/processor contracts.
Richard Lynch from Teagasc and the BovINE project manager will present an update on the progress of BovINE and the solutions from across Europe available on the BovINE Knowledge Hub.
The second part of the meeting will focus on participation from the audience and the selection of priority topics for the project to address in 2022.
Participants will be divided into four breakout rooms to discuss their challenges in being more economically resilient; animal health and welfare-friendly; and environmentally sustainable.
Adam Woods, Beef Editor from the Farmers Journal, will summarise the outcome from the breakout sessions and identify the priority needs of Irish beef farmers for 2022.
Inviting all farmers and stakeholders to join the meeting at 8.00pm next Tues, Kevin Kinsella, Bovine Network Manager for Ireland said, “everybody is very welcome to join and contribute to what should be a very interesting meeting”.
To join the meeting on the night please click here