This week, we hear from beef farmer Shaun about what has been happening on farm since his last video along with his upcoming plans. Topics discussed in this video include:

  • Winter housing of cattle.
  • Progress and diets of livestock.
  • Pre-housing preparations and vaccinations.
  • Calving plans for their in-calf heifers.
  • The process of body condition scoring before, during and after housing.
  • Updates from the latest cattle sold, along with the average price received.

  • Animal health management.
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    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

    More videos are available here.