Beef Focus: Zero grazing, bull beef and TB turmoil in Meath

October 18, 2021 12:01 pm

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.

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