Autumn means weighing time on Tullamore Farm and two weeks ago all cows and calves were weighed. We’ve been weighing cows and calves since the start of the project as a management tool. It’s a great measuring stick to see how cows are performing and also what bulls are clicking with different cows in terms of quality and liveweight gain. The autumn weighing also doubles up for a BEEP-S weighing.

BEEP-S will bring in €7,180 to Tullamore Farm in 2020 and is a much needed support to suckler herds all over the country. Ninety-one cows and calves were weighed on the farm on 25 August 2020. The farm system is currently under-16-month bull beef production and selling heifers as in-calf replacement heifers at 18 to 20 months. This system is currently being looked at.