Beef Management

Making a call on cattle to finish out of the shed
Kieran Mailey
With an extremely strong live ring, farmers should be looking through forward stores in the shed and deciding on what to finish, graze or offload.
28 March 2023 Management
Labour saving: transition calves on to grass
Getting calves out to grass will help reduce labour and disease pressure on housing while helping to develop the rumen.
25 March 2023 Management
Five tips for grazing through wet conditions
Grazing conditions have become increasingly difficult after a prolonged wet period. Outlined are five tips to keeping cattle settled at grass.
Weather woes on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods has the latest report from the Irish Farmers Journal beef and sheep farm.
24 March 2023 Management
Can anything stall the suckler slide?
Adam Woods takes a look at suckler cow numbers and how the industry has changed over the last 10 years.
22 March 2023 Management
New suckler scheme open for business
Adam Woods takes a look at the new Suckler Carbon Effeciency Programme and guages soem reaction from farmers and farm organisations.
22 March 2023 Management
Have finishing cattle adequate housing space?
Where forward cattle have insufficient lying space and room at the feed barrier, liveweight gain will suffer.
21 March 2023 Management
Higher than expected payment in new suckler scheme
Adam Woods takes a look at the terms and conditions of the new Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme.
20 March 2023 Management
Five tips to managing cows and calves until turnout
Wet conditions are expected to continue into next week, delaying plans to turn spring calving cows and calves out to grass on many farms.
18 March 2023 Management
Avoiding ‘a sickener’ with an infertile bull
In a series of talks across NI, experienced vet, Brian Kennedy has outlined key issues to watch out for to avoid issues with bull fertility in 2023, writes David Wright.
15 March 2023 Northern Ireland
Urea or CAN nitrogen fertiliser, what should I buy?
This week's Beef Management takes a look at fertiliser purchases and dealing with the difficult weather conditions on beef farms.
15 March 2023 Management
Keeping on top of hygiene in calving pens
As spring calving activity ramps up, keeping on top of hygiene in pens is important.
14 March 2023 Management