Beef editor Adam Woods and Thrive programme manager Declan Marren discuss the finishing operation of the Thrive demonstration farm, as well as liveweight performance at grass of this year’s finishing stock.

They are then joined for a panel discussion with Joe Burke of Bord Bia and Andrew Cromie of the ICBF to look at the issues around carcase quality, weight and conformation of dairy beef animals, as well as some of the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in the coming years.

Video 5: Finishing and Carcase Quality from Irish Farmers Journal on Vimeo.

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