Innovations in Integrated Feeding Systems and Marketing Chains for Suckled Calves

The visit took place from Wednesday 13th February 2019 to Thursday 14th February 2019 lead by CAFRE advisers Francis Breen and Kevin O’Donnell.

The focus of the trip was how alternative marketing arrangements can improve profitability for the farmers and can improve health, welfare and performance of suckler beef cattle. The trip highlighted that the recording data such as residual feed intake is an important way to identify efficient, low maintenance cattle which reduce greenhouse gases and this information can be used in genetic evaluations and selection.

A report based on the trip is available HERE.

A presentation based on the trip is available HERE.

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