Beef farmers and all stakeholders in the beef and livestock sector are invited to attend a virtual Zoom meeting, which will look at Irish beef farmers’ challenges and share solutions from across Europe.

The meeting, being held by BovINE, will take place at 8.00pm on Tuesday 20 October.

Farmers from nine member states - Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain - are involved with BovINE, which is tackling urgent sustainability challenges faced by beef producers by bringing together beef farmers, farming organisations, advisors and researchers to collectively develop practical innovations that can be implemented on European beef farms.

The theme of the Irish network meeting on Tuesday is ‘identifying Irish beef farmers’ challenges and sharing solutions from across Europe.’

You can register your place at the meeting by sending an email to

Richard Lynch, BovINE project manager in Teagasc, will present unique details on what other farmers are doing and what research is being undertaken in the beef sector across Europe to improve sustainability. He will cover socio-economic resilience, animal health and welfare, production efficiency and meat quality and environmental sustainability.

Adam Woods, beef editor with the Irish Farmers Journal, will moderate a session to allow farmers and other participants outline their views and provide input into the challenges for beef farmers, and identify what they need from research and innovation to address these challenges.

During the meeting, Kevin Kinsella, the Irish BovINE network manager, will outline the plans for building the network in Ireland and encouraged farmers to attend Tuesday’s meeting and join the network.

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