Beef Management

Five tips to prepare stock bulls for breeding
Kieran Mailey
For suckler herds calving in early spring, breeding is one month away, so thoughts should be turning towards getting stock bulls prepared in good time.
Beef management: Delayed turnout leads to housing issues
10 April 2024 Management
Beef management: Delayed turnout leads to housing issues
In this week's beef management notes, Adam Woods takes a look at coccidiosis.
Weaning time for early autumn-born calves
9 April 2024 Management
Weaning time for early autumn-born calves
Suckler calves born in August and September should be coming close to weaning and is a task that some farmers will complete before turnout.
Five tips for closing off silage ground
Ground conditions are far from ideal, but closing off silage ground is a task to complete by mid-April.
6 April 2024 Management
Top heat detection aids for breeding 2024
With breeding likely to commence in a month’s time for many spring-calving suckler herds the attention should now turn to heat detection.
3 April 2024 Breeding
Beef Management: grazing problems and scour issues
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at grazing issues and calf scour.
3 April 2024 Management
Don't let calving fatigue set in
Spring calving is an intense period of work for farmers and the longer it goes on, it is easy to become fatigued and run down.
2 April 2024 Management
Five non-livestock jobs to complete before grazing starts
Before grazing starts on suckler farms, there are a few jobs to tick off first. Outlined are five such tasks.
30 March 2024 Management
Scanning autumn calving cows before turnout
If autumn-calving cows have yet to be scanned, it is a job worth carrying out before turnout.
26 March 2024 Management
Five tips to prepare store cattle for sale
Cattle that are well presented in the sale ring will attract greater buying interest. Here are some tips to prepare animals for selling live.
23 March 2024 Management
Beef Management: vaccinations, castration and cashflow
Adam Woods takes a look at vaccinations, castration and cashflow on drystock farms.
20 March 2024 Management
Five cattle groups to potentially sell in spring
Where cashflow is tight after a long, expensive winter, outlined are some options for farmers looking to offload cattle in the coming weeks to generate income.
16 March 2024 Management