Beef farming

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

Beef Management: cull cow options and BEEP dung sampling
In this week's beef management notes, Adam Woods takes a look at options for selling cull cows and some BEEP jobs that need to be completed to guarantee the 2021 payment.
Soil sampling a good investment in a high fertiliser price season
Fertiliser prices have been on the rise in 2021, so a soil sample could be the best investment you make this autumn.
Department to apologise for ANC cuts
Adam Woods has the latest on the BEAM scheme saga and news that the Department of Agriculture has moved to apply cuts to ANC and TAMS payments to claw back BEAM money.
MartBids Database: cattle trade remains in positive position
Adam Woods has latest round-up on mart prices from around the country.
Grass+: hitting peak average grass cover on farms
John Crowe and Declan Marren discuss peak average farm cover targets and spreading lime and potash.
The Grass Week: growth remains strong after rain
Variable rainfall still affecting parts of the east, as many farms aim to hit peak average farm cover next week, writes John Crowe.
Winter calving needs good facilities
Ask yourself why are you autumn calving and what you need to do to make it work for you.
Elphin hosts first ever Shorthorn National Show
Adam Woods reports from the Irish Shorthorn Cattle Society’s national finals held in Elphin Mart at the weekend.
Watch: Dairylink participant Richard Marshall's virtual farm walk and talk
Richard Marshall and his father John are dairy farming to a high level on the outskirts of Omagh, Co Tyrone.
Tight calving paying dividends in Tyrone
A compact calving period has allowed Richard Marshall to fully exploit the potential of his herd
Watch: Dairylink participant Richard Marshall's virtual farm walk and talk
Richard Marshall and his father John are dairy farming to a high level on the outskirts of Omagh, Co Tyrone.
From the Tramlines: spring beans slow to mature in the north
This week, Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Down, Derry and Kerry where growers are waiting for the spring bean harvest to begin.
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Maxol Lubricants and the Cork West plough team
To celebrate the start of this year’s Ploughing, we chat with the West Cork plough team, proudly sponsored by Maxol Lubricants, to find out what drives them to compete at this great event each year.
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Always ask yourself: are you sure it’s safe?
As the season changes and as winter conditions approach, Michael Murray, public safety manager with ESB Networks, is asking farmers to remain vigilant around the farm.
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Challenging times: farmers are under siege
Resilience in the face of continued adversity, farmers always find a way.
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OEM apprenticeships offering employers and learners exciting new opportunities
There is a huge level of interest and demand for apprenticeships in all business sectors in Ireland right now, as learners and companies see the massive benefits of futureproofing their chosen sector.
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