Production Research Teagasc

The largest part of the annual funding allocation is for the Production Research Programme which is conducted by Teagasc. The current programme is for the period 2022-2026.

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GreenFeed machine measuring methane emissions from cows at grass Source: Teagasc

The main elements of the Programme are;

  • Mitigating the impact of the Irish grass-based system on climate change
  • Improving Water Quality
  • Breeding for both higher value replacements and dairy/beef crossed calves from dairy herds
  • Dairy Cow Reproduction
  • Grass breeding and Evaluation
  • Grazing management
  • Milk Production Systems
  • Winter/Liquid milk production
  • Milking and Energy Efficiency
  • Dairy Cow Nutrition
  • Milk Production on heavy soils and BMW Region
  • Dairy Cow and calf health and welfare
  • People in Dairying

A new programme has been agreed for the 5 years 2022-2026, which is subject to a review after 3 years.

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Source: Teagasc
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Source: Teagasc