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Beef
Thrive weekly roundup: final grazing rotation and slaughter heifer performance
Declan Marren
The dairy calf-to-beef programme roundup outlines how to keep calves performing over the coming weeks as the final grazing rotation begins, as well as detailed performance on slaughtered heifers.
1 October 2022 Management
Five options for weaning spring-born calves
Suckler farmers will be thinking of weaning spring-born calves over the next few weeks, with various methods used. Outlined are five options for weaning.
28 September 2022 Management
Avoiding BEEP penalties this autumn
Adam Woods takes a look at what farmers need to do to guarantee this year’s BEEP payment.
Beef Management: closing up paddocks and first-calver management
Adam Woods takes a look at closing up paddocks this autumn, first-calving heifer management and he asks for winter feed questions ahead of next week’s winter feed focus.
28 September 2022 Management
Grass+ Beef: farm covers peak as growth set to decline
The average farm cover is set to peak this week, with cooler temperatures and shortening daylight hours set to affect grass growth.
28 September 2022 Management
Sky’s the limit for organics – McConalogue
Declan Marren reports from the Teagasc/Bord Bia/Department of Agriculture farm walk on John Purcell's farm in Co Tipperary.
28 September 2022 Management
Make use of slurry spreading windows before closed period
The deadline for spreading slurry is fast approaching, so farmers should take all opportunities to empty storage tanks before then.
27 September 2022 Management
Crush Mate becomes the farmer's mate when handling youngstock
Dairy farmer Seamus Dunne saw his brainchild Crush Mate displayed in this year's Innovation Arena, having won the 2021 on-farm innovation award.
27 September 2022 Farm safety
Newford update: weaning complete and all weanlings weighed
Bull weanlings achieved an average daily gain (ADG) from birth to weaning of 1.37kg, while heifers recorded an ADG of 1.32kg.
25 September 2022 Newford Farm
Five tips for utilising autumn grass
Grazing can be tricky to manage in autumn, but following some of the outlined tips can help improve grass utilisation.
24 September 2022 Management
Bovine Plus seeks to improve accuracy of daily liveweight gain
Through weighing cattle several times a day, the Bovine Plus system is said to accurately track daily liveweight and improve overall farm efficiency.
23 September 2022 Management
Way Out West: From farming and teaching to football and typing
Combining farming, teaching and his interest in GAA means every week has some variety for Co Mayo suckler farmer Alan Flatley. Tommy Moyles reports.
21 September 2022 Management