Beef Management

Five tips for weaning calves post-housing
Kieran Mailey
Housing time will see many herd owners looking to start weaning calves. Outlined are some tips to ease calves through the weaning process.
Housing, closing paddocks and slurry problems
27 September 2023 Management
Housing, closing paddocks and slurry problems
Adam Woods takes a look at some housing tips, a plan for closing up paddocks and what to do if your slurry tanks are still full.
Cattle facing growing fluke burdens
26 September 2023 Management
Cattle facing growing fluke burdens
Fluke is becoming a major health issue in cattle herds following the wet summer and autumn.
Five tips for managing cattle at housing time
Ground conditions have deteriorated and many farmers have started housing cattle. Outlined are five things to consider when housing cattle.
23 September 2023 Management
Grazing conditions, SCEP and Beef Welfare scheme deadlines
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at grazing conditions and tips at housing along, with important upcoming deadlines in this year's suckler schemes.
20 September 2023 Management
Time running out on slurry spreading
The window for slurry spreading closes at the end of the month for farmers in the Republic of Ireland.
19 September 2023 Management
BVD tag scheme payment of €2/calf commences
The payment is being paid on a maximum of 25 calves (€50 maximum payment) born in the herd between 1 August 2022 and 31 July 2023.
18 September 2023 Schemes
Lower numbers of livestock at Ploughing 2023
Adam Woods previews this year’s livestock section at the National Ploughing Championships which takes place from Tuesday 19 September to Thursday 21 September in Ratheniska, Co Laois.
18 September 2023 Management
Five tips for farm safety in autumn
When it comes to farm safety, there are certain jobs that pose greater risks than others. Outlined are five management jobs to keep safety in mind this autumn.
16 September 2023 Management
Scanning time for spring-calving suckler herds
Suckler farmers operating early spring-calving herds should consider scanning animals now to determine which animals are in-calf for next year. Empty cows should be offloaded at the first chance.
12 September 2023 Management
Five tips to improve grass utilisation in autumn grazing
Getting good utilisation in autumn grazing can be tricky. Outlined are five tips to get the most from grass as the grazing season moves into its final few weeks.
9 September 2023 Management
IFJ Suckler Scheme Webinar, cull cows, grass supplies and slurry
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at an upcoming IFJ webinar on the new suckler scheme, grass supplies, slurry and culling empty cows.
6 September 2023 Management