Beefprices are bad and producers are price takers not price setters so they must further improve their efficiency to protect profits.
Thus AgriSearch along with AFBI and CAFRE are holding a ‘Centenary Beef Bonus Conference’ in both Enniskillen and Greenmount College campuses
Held to mark 100 years of agricultural education at Greenmount College the conferences will be addressed by two of the best beef producers in the UK, Simon Frost from Derbyshire and Sam Chesney of Kircubbin. Men, who put the results of research to practical use in making money from beef.
Local researchers and advisors will also report on results from the latest trials, many of them selected by farmers for support through AgriSearch, the NI Agricultural Research and Development Council.
These Centenary Beef Bonus Conferences, starting at 7pm sharp, are on Tues, Oct 30, at CAFRE Enniskillen Campus and the following evening, Halloween, Wed, Oct 31 on CAFRE’s 100 year old Greenmount Campus near Antrim.
Speakers at these events sure to spark a lively debate include;
Simon Frost, a beef and sheep farmer from Derbyshire, who will reveal how he produces calves to achieve E grades and record breaking daily carcass gains of 1.22 kg/day.
Sam Chesney, the Ulster Grassland Farmer of the year aims to explain how he maximises output per hectare and the benefits gained from calving replacement suckler heifers at two years of age.
Dr Steven Morrison, ABFI Hillsborough will demonstrate how the BovIS database can be used by individual farmers to review and benchmark the reproductive performance of their suckler herd as well as the growth and carcass quality of slaughtered cattle from their herds.
Dr Francis Lively, AFBI Hillsborough, will look at the options open to those with either too little winter feed or feed of poor quality after the wettest summer since 1910.
CAFRE advisors Albert Johnston and Dr Norman Weatherup will then draw to a close the Centenary Beef Bonus Conferences with a review of grazing techniques and EBVs.
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