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Catherina Cunnanehttps://www.thatsfarming.com/
Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the company in 2015.
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‘We need to understand how we can make suckler farming more profitable’

XLVets Skillnet will host a webinar on reviewing the suckler breeding season to date later this week.

It follows its recent successful webinar on June 10th on getting the most from the second half of the breeding season.

This webinar focused on the second half of the dairy breeding season, covering the three main groups on a farm: cows, replacement heifers and 2021-born heifer calves.

Suckler breeding season

Vet Donal Lynch, Slieve Bloom Veterinary, will hold the next event, with panellists including:

  • Conor Geraghty, Farmgate Veterinary Group;
  • Doreen Corridan, Munster Bovine;
  • John Heslin, MSD Animal Health Intelligence.

The webinar will be lived streamed via YouTube and include a mix of on-farm demos (bull fertility testing, scanning, heat detection collars), live discussions with panellists and Q&A from its audience.

This event will focus on suckler reproduction, with discussions on:

  • Developments in technology;
  • Fertility;
  • Scanning;
  • Synchronisation;
  • Replacement heifers.

“As a busy vet and part-time suckler farmer myself, we need to understand how we can make suckler farming more efficient, sustainable, profitable and easier to manage, all whilst striving for a healthier work-life balance”, Donal Lynch, Slieve Bloom Veterinary commented.

How to watch

Join the website this Thursday, July 8th at 8PM. Registration is required in advance; visit this link to learn more and sign up. Organisers will issue the meeting link the morning of the event.

You can view its previous webinar, getting the most from the second half of the breeding season.

About XLVets Skillnet:

XLVets Skillnet, established in 2011, is the training subsidiary of XLVets Ireland, which Skillnet Ireland and member companies co-fund.

The National Training Fund funds Skillnet Ireland through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

XLVets Skillnet delivers quality, practical, and relevant training tailored to its members’ specific needs in both the veterinary and farming sectors, reaching over 3,500 individuals annually.

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