February 28, 2023

Dovea Genetics Beef Breeding Event - Ballina Mart

Dovea Genetics will host a beef breeding event in association with Teagasc & Certified Irish Angus on Thursday 2nd March at 7:30pm. The event will be streamed via Marteye & a live demonstration and free draw will take place on the night


Dovea Genetics are set to host a Beef Breeding Event on Thursday 2nd March at 7.30pm in Mayo-Sligo Livestock Mart, Ballina, Co. Mayo (F26 F8C9) and they will be joined on the night by members of the Irish Angus Producer Group and Teagasc. The event will also be streamed live via Marteye for anyone that cant make it and wants to watch online. For those attending on the night there will be a free draw to enter to win sexed straws!

There will also be live cattle demonstrations on the night with a number of Dovea Genetics progeny from local farmers in attendance. Dovea’s beef & dairy teams will also be on hand to offer practical & personal breeding advice to attendees.

On the night Dovea’s beef programme manager John Lynch will be discussing a range of topics around beef breeding, including recommendations for which sires farmers should use to achieve high value, profitable offspring in various systems. Sexed semen and Dovea’s replacement sires will also be covered on the night.


Catherine Smyth from the Irish Angus Producer Group will also be presenting to farmers regarding their breed improvement programme and elite breeding programme. The move by the Certified Irish Angus Producer Group has seen exceptional offspring from Drumcrow Tribesman (AA8172) who can be ordered through Dovea Genetics. Catherine will also be discussing the financial incentives that the Irish Angus Producer Group are offering to its pedigree breeders along with its dairy and beef members.


Alan Nolan, dry stock advisor with Teagasc will also be discussing the new suckler scheme - the Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme (SCEP), replacing the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) and the Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme – Suckler (BEEP-S).


Panel discussions & debates will take place, offering farmers an opportunity pose questions or queries that they may have to the panel.


With catering offering hot food & tea/coffee to farmers on the evening, it promises to be a night of interesting discussions, practical advice and satisfied farmers.