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BETTER Farm

The hugely successful BETTER farm beef programme has entered its third phase. This time round there are 27 new participant farmers, with a huge range of systems and farm types in the mix. Our digital coverage has grown too, with a big focus on video, podcast and interactive forum offerings.
The majority of the grass we have in the spring will grow in October and each extra day we get cattle out in the spring is a saving of almost €3 per head.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 12 October 2017
Joe Healy of Athboy Co Meath the latest host for the Grass10 programme of farm walks
By Ciarán Lenehan on 11 October 2017
Mayo BETTER beef farmer Tommie Holmes held a Grass 10 farm walk last week, focusing on autumn closing.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 12 October 2017
Two-thirds of the grass that we have in spring will grow in the next four weeks.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 05 October 2017
Ciarán Lenehan reports from the latest beef Grass10 walk on a BETTER farm in Thurles.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 03 October 2017
This week our BETTER beef farmers got their smartphones out to give us a taste of what's happening on farm.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 05 October 2017
Ciarán Lenehan visited Kildare beef producer and BETTER farm participant Ricky Milligan this week.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 26 September 2017
A mini dosing trial has indicated the prevalence of resistance to some worming products on Ricky Milligan's Kildare farm.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 28 September 2017
Towards the north and west, getting grass into cattle remains a challenge and a lot of animals are indoors at this point.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 21 September 2017
As weaning commences in the spring-calving BETTER beef herds, Ciarán Lenehan analyses performance and uses international metrics to rank herd efficiency.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 25 September 2017
Relentless rain has been the final straw for many farmers in the last few days, with a lot of cattle now housed
By Ciarán Lenehan on 14 September 2017
William Conlon recently visited a four-bay shed which was built to make life easier for a part-time suckler farmer.
By William Conlon on 18 September 2017
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