This week, we have the sixth case study video from beef farmer Shaun Diver, as part of the Irish Farmers Journal agricultural science study guides 2020/2021 for Leaving Certificate students.

This week, we hear from beef farmer Shaun Diver who talks about what has been happening on farm since his last video along with the upcoming plans.

Topics discussed in this video include:

  • Updates on calving.
  • Breeding progress.
  • Herd vaccinations.
  • Preparing bulls for slaughter.
  • Grass growth rates.
  • Livestock diets.
  • If you have any questions for any of our case study farmers, feel free to email your questions to

    Throughout the 2020-2021 school year, the Irish Farmers Journal will be releasing videos from each of our case study farmers where they will give us an update on their on-farm progress.

    By the end of the school year in 2021, each student who signs up to this year’s study guides will have access to five sector-by-sector mini case studies.

    You can visit for full details on how to sign up to this year’s programme or email