Beef Management

Avoiding BEEP penalties this autumn
Adam Woods
Adam Woods takes a look at what farmers need to do to guarantee this year’s BEEP payment.
28 September 2022 Management
Beef Management: closing up paddocks and first-calver management
Adam Woods takes a look at closing up paddocks this autumn, first-calving heifer management and he asks for winter feed questions ahead of next week’s winter feed focus.
28 September 2022 Management
Grass+ Beef: farm covers peak as growth set to decline
The average farm cover is set to peak this week, with cooler temperatures and shortening daylight hours set to affect grass growth.
Sky’s the limit for organics – McConalogue
Declan Marren reports from the Teagasc/Bord Bia/Department of Agriculture farm walk on John Purcell's farm in Co Tipperary.
28 September 2022 Management
Make use of slurry spreading windows before closed period
The deadline for spreading slurry is fast approaching, so farmers should take all opportunities to empty storage tanks before then.
27 September 2022 Management
Crush Mate becomes the farmer's mate when handling youngstock
Dairy farmer Seamus Dunne saw his brainchild Crush Mate displayed in this year's Innovation Arena, having won the 2021 on-farm innovation award.
27 September 2022 Farm safety
Newford update: weaning complete and all weanlings weighed
Bull weanlings achieved an average daily gain (ADG) from birth to weaning of 1.37kg, while heifers recorded an ADG of 1.32kg.
25 September 2022 Newford Farm
Five tips for utilising autumn grass
Grazing can be tricky to manage in autumn, but following some of the outlined tips can help improve grass utilisation.
24 September 2022 Management
Bovine Plus seeks to improve accuracy of daily liveweight gain
Through weighing cattle several times a day, the Bovine Plus system is said to accurately track daily liveweight and improve overall farm efficiency.
23 September 2022 Management
Way Out West: From farming and teaching to football and typing
Combining farming, teaching and his interest in GAA means every week has some variety for Co Mayo suckler farmer Alan Flatley. Tommy Moyles reports.
21 September 2022 Management
Beef Management: BDGP heifer sales, weaning and grass supplies
This week's Beef Management takes a look at getting weaning right, managing grass supplies and profiles some upcoming BDGP sales.
21 September 2022 Management
Mixture of converted and purpose-built accommodation for large organic farm
Ahead of the 2022 Teagasc organic beef open day, Martin Merrick visited host John Purcell to view the accommodation used to house the 650 steers carried through the winter.
21 September 2022 Buildings