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Watch: Sustainable Livestock Summit – Episode 3 starts now

Sustainable Livestock Summit

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

The final part of the Sustainable Breeding Summit takes place tonight (Thursday, April 7) and sees a shift in focus from the first two episodes.

In the third episode of the Sustainable Breeding Summit, John Heslin, man and suckler farmer from County Westmeath, joins a panel including:

  • County Meath suckler breeder Hubert Nicholson;
  • John McDaniel, breeding consultant at Progressive Genetics;
  • Ciaran Lenehan, County Meath suckler breeder;
  • Rose Goulding, beef program manager at the National Cattle Breeding Center (NCBC).

Episode 3 of the Sustainable Livestock Summit

Episode three has a change of location and focus. Episode three focuses on suckler farming and takes place on the farm of Hubert Nicholson, a suckler farm near Slane, Co. Meath.

Again, it will be a simple format with a number of interviews followed by a panel discussion.

John McDaniel talks to Hubert Nicholson about his farm, the system operated and breeding policy.

Ronan Mulligan of Progressive Genetics talks to Rose Goulding, cattle program manager at the National Cattle Breeding Center (NCBC).

Ronan will talk to Rose about beef bull selection at NCBC, how the programs have changed the focus of selection on farms, and more.

Rose Goulding talks to Ciaran Lenehan about how he is handling the breeding season, she also talks with Robert McGuinness, a suckler breeder and AI technician at Progressive Genetics.

episode one

The first episode of the Sustainable Livestock Summit focused on the Economic Livestock Index (EBI) and its results for Irish dairy farmers.

The episode saw Martin Kavanagh chairing a roundtable of farmers and experts – with topics including EBI, selection of cows for breeding and risk allocation discussed.

episode two

The second episode of the Sustainable Breeding Summit focused on breeding and fertility management on Irish dairy farms.

The episode saw Martin Kavanagh chairing a roundtable of farmers and experts – with topics including sexed semen, putting the odds in your favor and making sure cows are well fed.

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