Beef farming

All the latest beef and cattle farming news from The Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the beef and cattle farming sector.

NEWS
New TB testing concessions agreed due to COVID-19
Talks between IFA and the Department of Agriculture have resulted in concessions on testing of calves and helps farmers directly affected by the pandemic.
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Five management tasks to complete during spring calving
As spring calving reaches peak activity, time is limited. But there some key tasks that farmers should try to keep on top of, five of which are outlined.
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Nutrient planning for first-cut silage
As farmers begin closing off silage ground, Matthew Halpin looks at some slurry and fertiliser options for growing the crop.
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Newford update: 2020 grazing season finally resumes
Eighty cows and calves were turned to grass last weekend along with 46 yearling bullocks, while 59 heifers were released outdoors on Tuesday.
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ICBF online stock bull finder sees record hits
The ICBF stock bull finder has over 2,000 bulls currently profiled. With pedigree sales postponed, it has become an important place for farmers to look for stock bulls.
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MARKETS
Marts to reopen – how will it work?
Adam Woods takes a look at how the new arrangements will work and what farmers an expect to happen in the next few days
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Choosing the right solar PV system is critical to maximising energy generation.
Farmers more than anyone know the importance that the quality of products can have on the longevity and quality of a machine or other purchase.
Welcome to the National Dairy Council
At the NDC, we put our members’ and stakeholders’ needs first. Due to the global pandemic that is Covid-19, NDC staff are working remotely. Our work continues to promote the voice of Irish dairy.
Monaghan-based round baling specialists
Tom Tierney and his nephew Niall Boylan provide a specialised round baling contractor service in the north Monaghan region.
Preparing your teaser bull to secure €21,000 profitability
Achieving a good heat detection rate is crucial to the profitability of your farm.