The Irish Farmers Journal’s Spring Livestock Series was hosted by our editor and CEO Justin McCarthy.

In session one, we discussed the calving season for beef and dairy farmers and care of the newborn calf.

Our livestock team was joined by Tullamore-based vet Donal Lynch.

In session two, we focused on the use of beef genetics in the dairy herd and discussed the challenges in ensuring a viable dairy beef calf industry in Ireland.

Our team were joined by beef and livestock sector manager with Bord Bia Joe Burke.