According to Agriland, ABP Food Group’s Advantage Beef Programme team is set to host an information event for both dairy and beef farmers at Corrin Mart, Fermoy, Co. Cork.

The event will take place on Wednesday, December 6 at 7:00p.m, and the theme of the event is ‘Producing a marketable calf that adds value to both dairy and beef systems’.

The event will feature live cattle demonstrations with both cows and dairy-beef cattle on display. The purpose of the live cattle demonstration is to highlight the importance of genetics in both dairy and beef farms.

Chris Daly from ICBF will discuss the Commercial Beef Value (CBV) and offer farmers advice on how the CBV can be used on their farm.

The next discussion will be centered around choosing the right bull to suit the cow type, and will also feature a livestock demonstration.

This will be followed by a live panel discussion with both dairy and beef farmers involved in the panel.

A discussion will take place focusing on calf rearing, genetics and the importance of creating a workable link between dairy and beef farmers for trading calves.

The event is open to all farmers however, if interested in attending, farmers should respond with their name and address to the Advantage Beef Programme team on 086-4405891.