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Newford Farm update: TB remains a niggling issue
Darren Carty
There were two homebred heifers identified as TB reactors in the latest test carried out a fortnight ago.
13 April 2022 Beef breeding
Newford update: sires selected for 2022 breeding season
There are two new additions with a Charolais and Limousin sire replacing two bulls of the same breed, with the remaining bulls for use in 2022 also used in recent years.
10 April 2022 Newford Farm
Newford Farm update: sires selected for 2022 breeding season
There are two new additions, with Charolais and Limousin sires replacing two bulls of the same breeds, while the two Belgian Blue sires have been dropped for the 2022 breeding season.
Newford Farm update: attention turning to breeding with 99% of cows calved
The breeding season will start on 18 April and preparations have started, including recording heats, administering vaccines and selecting sires for use in 2022.
3 April 2022 Newford Farm
Newford update: 90% of cows calved in six weeks
A batch of 36 cows and calves were turned out to grass on 28 February and in recent days are out by day and in by night due to a deterioration in ground conditions.
13 March 2022 Newford Farm
Newford Herd update: calving well under way with 50% calved
Calving started on 27 January and is progressing swiftly, with 46 of the 93 cows calved down in the first two weeks of the calving season.
13 February 2022 Newford Farm
Newford Farm update: yearling heifers turned out to grass
The 40 heifers turned outdoors on Thursday 20 January weighed 411kg, having achieved an average daily gain of 0.72kg over the shorter winter housing period.
23 January 2022 Management
Newford update: 2021 bullock sales up €222/hd, heifers up €208/hd
The final 22 bullocks and three heifers from the 2020-born progeny were drafted on 17 December, with heifers achieving the highest average carcase weight since the project began.
9 January 2022 Newford Farm
Quiz: Thrive slaughter performance - bullocks off grass
The second Thrive slaughter performance quiz focuses on a batch of bullocks that were drafted from grass in early-October.
25 December 2021 News
Suckler cows averaging 648kg liveweight in Newford herd
With cows up to eight calvers in the herd, it is now pretty clear that the mature weight of the first-cross Angus and Hereford cows falls mainly within a weight range of 620kg to 670kg.
19 December 2021 Newford Farm
Thrive: higher cost winter diet on demo farm
Winter feed costs will be increased on most farms due to higher meal prices, however lower-quality silage in the yard means further feed cost rises on the Thrive Demo Farm this year.
1 December 2021 Grass & feeding
Newford update: best back end on record for grazing
Suckler cows have been retained outdoors until early November, while weanling heifers and bulls will remain outdoors for another few weeks, weather permitting.
14 November 2021 Newford Farm