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
Farming organisations welcome Oireachtas beef report
The IFA and ICMSA have noted opposition to a Mercosur trade deal and useful recommendations tp tackle poor beef farm incomes in the Oireachtas agriculture committee report.
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Beef management notes: grazing conditions, bull finishing and BDGP changes
Adam Woods takes a look at grazing in current weather conditions, bull finishing and killing dates and the recent changes to BDGP.
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Newford update: weighing confirms steer performance coming back on track
Steers have recorded significant compensatory growth, gaining 1.29kg daily liveweight since turnout on 23 March.
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Increased intakes on after grass
It is an ideal time to get lime out with a lot of low covers on farms
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Five steps to herd management during the breeding season
With many suckler herds halfway through the breeding season, Kieran Mailey outlines some management tips for a successful breeding period.
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MARKETS
Listen: more box-ticking for the beef industry
Adam Woods believes the Oireachtas report on the future of the beef sector leaves a lot to be desired. Read his views here.
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Crops & Spreaders 2019 – a leading technical tillage and machinery event
The Irish Farmers Journal and Teagasc will once again collaborate to bring you this event on Wednesday 26 June. The event is free to attend.
Kingspan encourages homeowners to check their tank health with free check
Kingspan has just launched free tank health check packs* for homeowners in Ireland as part of its #BetterOffBunded campaign.
Smart Farming identifies €7,170 average cost savings on participating farms
Smart Farming, the voluntary resource efficiency programme focused on identifying ways to improve farm returns and enhance the rural environment.
You wouldn’t let your lunch go off – so why risk your silage?
Just like putting the cling-film on the sandwiches, a heavy-duty silage cover helps stop the top layer of silage going off and cuts down on costly waste.