Weekend AGM and Farm Walk for Irish Aubrac Society in Castleisland

Shane McAuliffe and a herd of Aubrac cattle pictured against the magnificent backdrop of Parknageragh House and Gardens in Castleisland where Saturday’s farm walk will be held by the Irish Aubrac Society on the coming Saturday afternoon at 1:30pm.

Shane McAuliffe of Parknageragh House will host the Irish Aubrac Society farm walk on his adjoining lands in Castleisland on this Saturday, October 30th starting at 1.30pm.

The society will host its AGM at the River Island Hotel on Saturday evening and large numbers of Aubrac farmers from across Ireland are expected in Castleisland for the twin events.

Parknageragh Beef Herd

The Parknageragh beef herd consists of approximately 50 purebred Aubrac cows, 40 purebred Saler cows, 20 purebred Charolais cows and 20 crossbred cows. 

Shane’s father, Michael imported the first of Aubrac herd from France in 1998 and they’ve been breeding them since using these bloodlines. 

List of Speakers

“We will have a number of guest speakers on the day from a number of companies like Keenan’s, whose staff  will give a demonstration with our diet feeder,” said Shane.

They will be joined by companies such as: Allflex Livestock Intelligence, who will showcase the Sensehub tags we use which are RFID tags that monitor health, welfare and fertility parameters in real-time and Goldcrop, with whom we have worked this year to sow fields with a multi-species seed to improve biodiversity.

Update on Beef Markets

“Irish Farmers Journal, beef editor Adam Woods will give an update on beef markets. Castle Vets, Sean O’Sullivan and John Quille will present information on our herd health plan, which has been designed to optimise calf health through a bespoke vaccination protocol, leading to reduced use of antimicrobials,” said Shane. The Eircode to Parknageragh is: V92 NY90.

Find out more about the Irish Aubrac Society with a click on the link here: https://aubrac.ie/

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