Beef Cattle - Grass and Feeding

Thrive: bullock systems most profitable in 2022
Declan Marren
Analysis of the Thrive demonstration farm performance this year has shown that steer systems were the most profitable.
16 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Testing silage is not tick the box stuff
Adam Woods takes a look at silage quality testing and what to look out for when you get your results.
12 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive: first of 2022-born stock housed on demo farm
The first 30 of this year’s calves were housed earlier this week on the Thrive demonstration farm with the remaining stock staying at grass for now.
Grass+ Beef: game over for most beef farmers for 2022
Grazing has come to a halt on the majority of beef farms over the past two weeks, with only those on the driest of land and those who really need to remain at grass currently doing so.
9 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Exceptional growth but many can't graze
Most farmers have been unable to capitalise on the high growth rates because land is too wet.
9 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Grazing livestock 365-days a year
In the second part of three-week series, Peter McCann looks at how long recovery grazing works in practice.
9 November 2022 Climate and environment
Thrive weekly roundup: winter diets at the ready and concentrate cost control
This week's Thrive dairy calf-to-beef programme update is all about winter feeding, concentrate feeding levels required on varying silage quality, as well as tips to help minimise the cost of winter.
5 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Torrential rain saturates ground
After a week of torrential rain, Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick have some advice for farmers still persevering with grazing.
2 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: utilisation deteriorates rapidly for those still at grass
Another week of heavy rainfall has seen a lot more stock housed across the country, while those that remain at grass on drier farms are struggling to utilise the available grass.
2 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive: diets to keep stock on target this winter period
Declan Marren looks at the diet required to keep dairy beef stock on target over the winter period which is the highest cost period in livestock production systems.
2 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: heavy rainfall calls a halt to grazing for many
Heavy rainfall over the past week has forced farmers into housing stock earlier than intended as ground condition deteriorate despite good levels of grass growth still being recorded.
26 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Is ad-lib meal feeding still an option in 2022?
Adam Woods takes a look at the economics of ad-lib meal feeding and whether it’s still a runner with meal at €420/tonne.
26 October 2022 Feed