Wesley Browne is Monaghan’s representative in the Teagasc/Irish Farmers Journal BETTER farm beef challenge.
Alongside his partner Lorna and daughter Elsa, he is farming on 66ha of heavy, drumlin-type land in Leagh on the outskirts of Monaghan town.
The sole system on the farm is suckler-to-beef and live selling.
The herd is currently made up of 92 spring-calving continental cows.
Male progeny are slaughtered as under-16-month bulls.
Female progeny have three routes: retained within the herd as replacements, sold live either in-calf or as potential breeders, or finished for beef.
On Thursday 4 July, Wesley will host a BETTER farm national open day.
Walks will take place at 2pm and 5pm on the farm located in Dunraymond, Co Monaghan, H18 R921.
The event is a DAFM KT-approved beef event and will feature a look at financial performance, breeding, grassland management and the topical issue of carbon footprint.
Live demonstrations will also take place on the day.
Recently, I caught up with Wesley on his farm, along with Teagasc BETTER farm adviser Tommy Cox, to talk about the farm and the upcoming walk. Watch the interview above.