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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.
Ciarán Lenehan paid a visit to the Grieve family farm in Donegal, where big change is afoot.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 16 November 2017
Grass growth was 19kg DM/ha/day this week, though grazing is over for many.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 09 November 2017
Tom Bolger and his son Ian have improved safety on their farm using their own intuition.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 07 November 2017
Tom Bolger's 2017 weight gains have been impressive and his emphasis on safety should be lauded, writes Ciarán Lenehan.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 09 November 2017
This week, Ciarán Lenehan carried out vital winter fodder budgets on two of our BETTER beef farms.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 02 November 2017
Ciarán Lenehan caught up with Louth BETTER farm beef programme participant Martin O’Hare.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 25 October 2017
With the latest €uro-Star evaluation taking place at the end of September, we take a look at the updated €uro-Star indexes from the 27 BETTER beef farms.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 17 October 2017
Ciarán Lenehan continues his update on the challenge aspect of the current phase of the BETTER farm programme.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 26 October 2017
Ciarán Lenehan gives an update on the challenge aspect of the BETTER farm beef programme.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 19 October 2017
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
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