Beef Cattle - Grass and Feeding

The Grass Week: challenging conditions kickstart March
Martin Merrick
While February was a tough month for getting stock out to grass, it’s hoped that the reverse of last year is on the cards.
Gentle start to grazing as ground remains tricky
28 February 2024 Grass & feeding
Gentle start to grazing as ground remains tricky
With ground conditions still less than ideal, it has been a slow and tricky start to grazing on beef farms.
Farm roadways prove extra valuable at Dairy Beef 500 walk
28 February 2024 Grass & feeding
Farm roadways prove extra valuable at Dairy Beef 500 walk
The value of good farm infrastructure was on display at the Dairy Beef 500 farm walk near Union Hall in west Cork on Tuesday. Stock on the farm have had almost three weeks at grass in February.
Ground conditions fail to give the green light to grazing
Poor ground conditions across the country have led to little to no beef stock being able to hit grass, as pressure on slurry storage increases.
21 February 2024 Grass & feeding
Grazing infrastructure checks ahead of 2024 season
As calving begins on suckler farms and dairy herds across the country, it’s important to ensure the grazing block is properly set up prior to the grazing season commencing.
27 January 2024 Grass & feeding
Power in numbers for Longford Cattle Producer Group
Adam Woods visits Longford Cattle producer group member Oisin Farrell in Co Longford
24 January 2024 Grass & feeding
Milk replacer costs drop by 16%
The downturn in the global dairy market has had some positive impacts on raw ingredient prices for milk replacers, writes Aidan Brennan.
17 January 2024 Calves
Should I be feeding meal ad-lib to my finishing cattle?
Adam Woods takes a look at the economics of ad-lib meal feeding and whether it’s a runner this winter.
24 December 2023 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: time to complete closing cover
With it now being the beginning of December, the final grass cover should be completed for the year to assess grass supplies for spring.
2 December 2023 Grass & feeding
Teagasc dairy beef trial sees 249kg carcase weight at 19 months
Adam Woods reports from the Teagasc national beef conference held in Ballinasloe this week.
23 November 2023 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: end of grazing as covers deplete and conditions deteriorate
Low utilisation has led to covers on farms that continued to graze to rapidly disappear, while ground conditions called a halt to grazing for many before now.
18 November 2023 Grass & feeding
Bell rung on final round of grazing for 2023
Very few farms are managing to keep stock out, with the mid November mark pressing the reset button for many drystock farms.
15 November 2023 Grass & feeding