Angus Cattle Grazing

New Sustainable Calf to Beef Programme Launched

The Advantage Beef Programme (ABP) is a dynamic new enterprise partnership created to help farmers build a secure sustainable beef farming business. As well as financial security, the programme’s focus is helping farmers to meet sustainability targets. It will reduce the carbon footprint of cattle through genetics, animal health, nutrition and grassland management. It incorporates lifetime MPQAS, and will be the first integrated beef scheme in Ireland to pay a Sustainability Bonus to farmers.

The programme is open to dairy, beef and suckler farmers and will guarantee a sustainability bonus for animals reared to agreed protocols and bred to an approved minimum genetic merit standards.

The programme is underpinned by research which has been carried out at our Demonstration Farm in Carlow. The research has focused on combining efficient on-farm practices, prescribed rearing protocols and optimum sire selection for beef animals and has also incorporated the principles of the Blade Farming model.

Unlike other schemes, farmers will also be free to purchase feed from a supplier that suits them best.

For more information please email or
contact the Slaney Procurement Team at 0539377155.

The Advantage Beef Programme Brochure can be downloaded by clicking the image below.

Advantage Beef Programme Brochure