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BovINE National Beef Event in Ireland

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BovINE National Beef Event in Ireland

Delivering a Sustainable Beef Sector

At 8.00pm on Tuesday October 26th BovINE will hold its 2nd Irish National Beef Event on-line. 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 9 EU member states, to stimulate 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 line up 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 co-ordinator 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.
  • Further information is available at https://cordis.europa.eu/proje... 18 project partners are detailed below
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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 divide four into 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 on Tuesday Oct 26th, 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 on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8650...

For more information, please check the project website at http://www.bovine-eu.net/ or contact Kevin Kinsella at kevin@agspace.ie or Bovine@minervacomms.net +44 (0)1264 326427

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Note to editors:

Farmers from 9 Member States - Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain - are involved with BovINE.

Participant organisation name

Country

Partner type

1 (Coordinator)

Teagasc - Agriculture and Food Development Authority

Ireland

Applied research/ extension

2

Feirmeoiri Aontuithe na h-Eireann Iontaobiathe Teoranta LBG

Ireland

Farmers association

3

Centro Ricerche Produzioni Animali - C.R.P.A. s.p.a.

Italy

Applied research

4

Unicarve - Associazione Produttori Carni Bovine

Italy

Farmers association

5

Institut de l'Elevage

France

Applied research/advisory

6

Fédération Nationale Bovine

France

Beef farmers assoc.

7

Universidad de Zaragoza

Spain

Research

8

Instituto Navarro de Tecnologias e Infraestructuras Agroalimentarias SA

Spain

Applied research/advisory

9

Szkola Glowna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego

Poland

Research

10

Polish Beef Association

Poland

Beef farmers assoc.

11

Faculdade de Medicina Veterinaria

Portugal

Research

12

Promert – Agrupamento de Produtores de Bovinos Mertolengos S.A.

Portugal

Beef breeders association

13

Eigen Vermogen van het Instituut voor Landbouw- en Visserijonderzoek

Belgium

Applied research

14

Boerenbond

Belgium

Farmers association

15

Friedrich Loeffler Institut - Bundesforschungsinstitut fur Tiergesundheit

Germany

Research

16

Bundesverband Rind und Schwein e.V

Germany

Farmers assoc.

17

Minerva HCC Ltd

UK

SME

18

NPO Liivimaa Lihaveis

Estonia

Non-Profit Org.

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