Thrive weekly roundup: focusing on forage in Kildare and demo farm update
Declan Marren
This week's dairy-beef programme roundup has an update from Michelle Curley in Prosperous, Co Kildare, while the rain has arrived just in time on the demo farm in Tipperary.
29 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive: controlling input costs with high-quality forage
The Curley family is trying to minimise the impact of higher input costs by focusing on the quality of grass and silage grown on farm. Declan Marren reports.
29 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive: weekend rainfall eases grazing pressure on demo farm
For those in the south of the country, like the Thrive demonstration farm in Cashel, Co Tipperary, last weekend's rainfall was a welcome sight and will have started to relieve the pressure for grass.
Thrive weekly roundup: grazing update and worming advice
This week's dairy beef programme roundup has a video update from the demo farm, where another dry week has seen the pressure for grass increase.
25 June 2022 Management
Watch: grazing update from Thrive dairy beef demo farm
The Thrive demonstration farm outside Cashel, Co Tipperary, is starting to come under pressure for grazing as a lack of rainfall hits grass growth.
22 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive weekly roundup: reduced grass growth and demo farm open day
This week's dairy calf to beef programme roundup looks at a pinch in grass supply on the demonstration farm and outlines the national open day to be held on 9 August.
18 June 2022 Management
Thrive: grass growth becoming a problem on demo farm
A lack of moisture on the demonstration farm in south Tipperary has seen grass growth rates nose dive in the last week to 10 days.
15 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive weekly roundup: clostridial booster and keeping calves healthy at grass
This week's dairy beef programme roundup highlights the need for a booster clostridial vaccination and looks at how to keep calves healthy and thriving at pasture this summer.
11 June 2022 Management
Keeping dairy beef calves healthy at grass
A healthy calf is key to hitting growth targets over the first grazing season in dairy-beef systems.
8 June 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive: time for clostridial vaccine booster
The second dose of the clostridial vaccination is where the majority of immunity will come from and should be given one month after the initial dose.
8 June 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive weekly roundup: dairy beef in Kerry and the cost of rearing a calf
This week's dairy beef roundup looks at what it costs to get a calf to the point of weaning when all inputs are included. We also have an update from John Brosnan in Castleisland, Co Kerry.
4 June 2022 Management
A flexible system for heavy ground
A traditionally bred dairy beef heifer system suits the farm and land type of John Brosnan in Co Kerry. Declan Marren reports.
1 June 2022 Grass & feeding