Beef Management

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Farm Programmes
Thrive weekly roundup: dealing with high costs and feeding calves at grass
Declan Marren
Can farmers afford to feed meal to calves at grass over the first grazing season and some programme farmers outline how they are overcoming higher input costs - all in the Thrive weekly roundup.
14 May 2022 Management
Five tips to prepare for ensiling first-cut silage
Before harvesting first-cut silage, outlined are five steps to prepare for ensiling it.
13 May 2022 Management
Seven-day timeline to submit BEEP-S weights
From 1 May 2022, weight records must be submitted under the programme within seven days of weighing.
BPS closing, dosing bought in cattle and grass management tips for the week ahead
Check out what's inside this week's Beef Management notes for advice and tips for drystock farms
11 May 2022 Management
Making the final call on maiden heifers for breeding
Replacement heifers should have a minimum target liveweight to meet before the breeding season starts. This improves conception rates and reduces issues at calving time.
10 May 2022 Management
Thrive weekly roundup: demo farm grazing update and tasks for dairy-beef farms
This week's dairy-beef programme roundup has a video update from the demo farm where grass growth has really taken off. We outline three key jobs to be carried out on dairy-beef farms this month.
7 May 2022 Management
Beginners' tips for setting up grazing paddocks
For farmers considering paddock grazing to improve grass utilisation, outlined are some tips to get up and running.
7 May 2022 Management
Teagasc set for U-turn on suckler advice
Adam Woods takes a look at some recent Teagasc analysis on beef enterprise margins.
4 May 2022 News
Editorial: organics look like the only future for suckling
Looking beyond the current year, the Teagasc 2027 roadmap for suckling continues to question the economic benefits of operating at high stocking levels.
4 May 2022 Editorial
Beef Management Notes: BDGP stock bulls, getting AI right and dairy beef sires
Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at BDGP stock bull requirements, getting AI right in beef farms and looking ahead to 2023 dairy beef calves.
4 May 2022 Management
Higher margins with less stock in 2022 – Teagasc analysis
Adam Woods takes a look at some analysis by Teagasc researchers in Grange on the current economics of beef production systems.
4 May 2022 Management
Drafting young bulls for slaughter
Young bulls that are coming close to slaughter weight should be handled regularly to monitor fat cover before drafting.
3 May 2022 Management