Beef Cattle - Grass and Feeding

Déjà vu for regions in a grass deficit
Aidan Brennan
Severe soil moisture deficits means that many farms will be in drought mode by the end of the heatwave this week.
10 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: enjoy the sunshine while it lasts
The country is enjoying beautiful summer conditions, and with rain on the way next week farmers should make the most of the fine weather.
7 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Hitting target weights at every stage
The success of every business, is about having targets and measuring performance to ensure you hit them. Dairy-beef systems are the same. Regular weighing of cattle is the only accurate way to do so.
Transition to grass – a vital period for calf health
Managing the transition to grass is key for calves to achieve growth targets over the first grazing season. Declan Marren reports.
7 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Getting grass right - the difference between profit and loss
For dairy-beef systems to be profitable, grazed grass must play a pivotal role. Getting grass and grazing right is one of the most important aspects of dairy-beef systems.
6 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Beating the winter performance woes
The first winter period is often where stock fall behind target which can result in a delayed slaughter date. Declan Marren writes.
6 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Welcome to the Thrive demonstration farm
The Thrive demonstration farm located in Cashel, Co Tipperary, is a key component of the overall programme which aims to demonstrate best practice in dairy-beef systems.
6 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Reseeding lessons from the Thrive dairy-beef programme
Many of the Thrive programme farmers have looked to white clover in recent years to reduce chemical nitrogen usage. Declan Marren writes.
3 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Top tips for reseeding to grassland swards
Reseeding around 10% of your farm annually can have major benefits in sward quality and the amount of grass you grow annually.
3 August 2022 Reseeding
Huge interest in multispecies and red clover
There is huge interest among farmers in red clover silage swards and multicpecies silage swards, writes Aidan Brennan.
3 August 2022 Reseeding
Topics to be covered at the Thrive open day
Declan Marren previews some of the main topics to be discussed in detail at the Thrive open day.
3 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: thoughts turn to building grass covers for autumn
As we enter August, it is time for farmers to start building grass covers on farm for autumn grazing.
3 August 2022 Grass & feeding