Beef Focus: Zero grazing, bull beef and TB turmoil in Meath
David Drumm is a suckler, beef and tillage farmer based between Athboy and Delvin on the Meath-Westmeath border.
He is farming approximately 230ac of owned ground and is renting another 200ac.
As well as a suckler enterprise, David buys 200 Friesian bull calves and brings them to beef in an under-24 month system.
However, an outbreak of TB in the area this spring left David’s herd locked up, preventing him from buying any calves this year.