Facts and figures might not be sexy but Chewing the Cud stirs up passion as beef breeding comes under focus. This fact based discussion looks for balance on the issues and asks-
Is the Eurostar rating system working for the Irish beef farmer, from suckler farmer to finisher?
How can the Irish suckler and beef industry best position itself to show it operates in an environmentally responsible manner?
Dr. Andrew Cromie
Geneticist, Irish Cattle Breeding Federation
Suckler Farmer & Simmental Breeder, Galway
Suckler Farmer, The Burren
Policy Director, Agri Insider
Times of note-
8.50 Drop off in calving interval
14.30 Dairy bred first crosses
22.05 The Burren Programme – farming with nature