Beef Cattle - Grass and Feeding

Mild and wet weather leading to difficult grazing but increased growth
Martin Merrick
While significant rainfall over the past week has exasperated poor grazing conditions, growth has improved with the warmer temperatures.
18 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Watch: grazing gets more difficult on Thrive demo farm
Declan Marren was on the Thrive demo farm this week, where grazing conditions have become a lot trickier since the wet weather returned last weekend.
18 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Weather woes set to continue as ground conditions become difficult
The past week’s unsettled weather seems here to stay, with further unsettled periods forecast for the week ahead.
Calf rearing series: hitting target weights at every stage
In the final part of the calf rearing series, Declan Marren looks at the importance of hitting growth targets at every stage throughout the system.
15 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: grazing gets sticky for many
Heavy rainfall over the past week has made grazing conditions very difficult for many beef farmers.
15 March 2023 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: minor blip in a perfect spring
Snow and sleet may have forced some farmers to house cows temporarily, which will slow down the rotation.
11 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Saving money through sustaining soil fertility
With no reduction in fertiliser costs on the horizon, it is important to know how to maximise soil fertility to maintain farm profitability.
10 March 2023 Soil
Feeding cows in the evenings for fewer night-time calvings
Declan Marren looks at a potential sleep-saving tip for farmers this calving season.
8 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: farmers prepare for a change in weather
An unsettled forecast for the coming week has farmers with stock at grass making contingency plans for rehousing.
8 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Beef farmers stall on fertiliser purchases
Adam Woods has the latest on this spring’s fertiliser markets, including the latest quotes for fertiliser around the country.
8 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Thrive: feeding calves during a colder weather
Declan Marren looks at some simple tips to minimise the impact cold weather on calf performance in the rearing shed.
4 March 2023 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: time to assess grass supplies on farm
Below-average rainfall for the month of February meant that grazing conditions were exceptionally good for the start of the 2023 season.
4 March 2023 Grass & feeding