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Watch: Episode 1 of the Sustainable Livestock Summit

Sustainable Livestock Summit

April 5, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

The Sustainable Livestock Summit produced by Agriland Media Group in association with Progressive Genetics and Munster Bovine kicks off tonight (Tuesday April 5) with the first episode of the three-part series.

In this episode of the Sustainable Breeding Summit, Martin Kavanagh, Head of Sustainability and Business Development at Munster Bovine, is in discussion with a panel including:

  • Seamus Hughes, a Co. Wexford, dairy farmer and Progressive Genetics breeding consultant;
  • Robert Hovenden, a dairy farmer from Rathdowney, Co Laois;
  • Michael Ryan, a dairy farmer from Cashel, Co. Tipperary;
  • George Ramsbottom, dairy specialist at Teagasc;
  • Eoin McCarthy, a dairy farmer from Kilorglin, Co. Kerry.

The panel discussion takes place on James Hanly’s farm, with a focus on how the Economic Breeding Index (EBI) has delivered results on Irish dairy farms.

There will be an interview with each panel member followed by a panel discussion.

You’ll see George Beattie of George Goes Dairy Farming meeting cousins ​​James and Trevor Hanly on James’ Co. Tipperary dairy farm.

George tells James about his dairy farm of 300 cows, which produces an average of 500 kg of milk solids, at 4.1% fat and 3.4% protein. Trevor, Breeding Advisor at Progressive Genetics, explains how EBI was used on this farm to achieve these numbers.

Sustainable Livestock Summit

The series continues over the next two evenings (Wednesday and Thursday), with episodes two and three.

The series focuses on all things animal husbandry, and episode two will once again focus on dairy farming – before episode three moves on to suckler farming.

So be sure to tune in over the next two nights as the series continues.

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