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Thrive: open day summary and booklet
Declan Marren
Over 2,000 people attended the Thrive dairy calf-to-beef open day on Tuesday. Declan Marren outlines some of the key messages from the day.
10 August 2022 Breeding & health
DNA registration needs to happen
Adam Woods summarises some of the discussion from the THRIVE open day which took place in Cashel this week.
8 August 2022 Pedigree
Martbids announces September Select Aberdeen Angus Timed Auction
Adam Woods has details of a rare opportunity to acquire stock from some of Northern Ireland’s top Aberdeen Angus pedigree herds.
Thrive systems economics in black and white
Declan Marren breaks down the numbers behind the various Thrive systems to examine the profitability of a dairy-beef enterprise.
8 August 2022 Breeding & health
Improving the quality of dairy-beef calves
A key component of the Thrive programme is to demonstrate the benefits of using high beef merit, DBI sires to produce better-quality, more profitable stock.
8 August 2022 Breeding & health
Calf rearing: getting calves off to a good start
The rearing phase of the system is the most labour-intensive and the highest risk period for calf health. Getting the simple things right is very important.
7 August 2022 Breeding & health
Making the grade – carcase performance in 2021
Despite using high beef merit AI-sired calves, hitting carcase specification consistently remains a challenge with dairy-beef systems. Declan Marren writes.
5 August 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive dairy calf-to-beef demo farm open day
The Thrive demonstration farm will open its gates to the public for a national open day on 9 August. Declan Marren writes.
3 August 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive financials - can dairy beef be profitable?
Declan Marren takes a look at the financial performance of stock from the demo farm over the last number of years.
3 August 2022 Breeding & health
World Charolais Congress visits Brigadoon in Co Down
It was a picture-perfect scene in the drumlins of Co Down last weekend as the Connolly family opened their gates to the World Charolais Congress.
20 July 2022 Pedigree
Mercury claims first Aberdeen Angus all-Ireland
The Irish Aberdeen Angus Association hosted its first all-Ireland finals since 2019 at Oldcastle Show over the weekend.
20 July 2022 Pedigree
Breeding and genetics central in Tullamore Farm plan
Adam Woods takes a look at the Tullamore Farm breeding plan and highlights some of the key principles used on the farm.
20 July 2022 Breeding & health