• newford farm, athenry

    Demonstrating Sustainable Suckler Beef Production.

  • the farm at a glance

    Some Key Facts & Figures.

    Supported By

    McDonald's & The Irish Farmers Journal

    56.74 Hectares

    or 138.35 Acres

    Athenry, Co. Galway

    Farm Location

    Matthew Murphy

    Farm Contact

    Established By

    Dawn Meats & Teagasc


    Demonstrating Sustainable Suckler Beef Production.

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    Dawn Meats and Teagasc, supported by McDonald's and The Irish Farmers Journal have established a standalone suckler herd at Athenry, Co Galway to demonstrate best practice in sustainable suckler beef production.

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    The herd, which is known as the Newford Herd, is run on a fully commercial basis and demonstrates the potential of a moderately large suckler beef farm to generate a viable family farm income when operated to the highest level of technical efficiency and best practice.

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    The farm acts as a shop window for the technologies that drive profitability in a suckler herd and operates in a completely transparent manner, with all measurements and data available to visiting groups, other interested parties and the farming public.



    Supporting our Newford Initiative.

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    For More Information

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    Sarah Haire

    Group Agriculture Manager, Dawn Meats

    Dawn Meats

    E: sarah.haire@dawnmeats.com

    T: 00353 51 309200

    M: 00353 87 2317689

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