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: stock bull NCT, weaning dairy calves and webinars
This week Adam Woods takes a look at completing a stock bull NCT, weaning dairy calves, applying for BEEP-S and next week’s webinar on Tullamore Farm.
Beef management: getting ready for breeding, dosing and silage budgeting
Adam Woods takes a look at managing tight grass supplies, silage budgeting, dosing grazing animals and getting ready for breeding.
Factories remain hungry for cattle as quotes rise
Adam Woods has the latest information on this week’s beef trade including increased factory quotes.
Angus calf prices ease another €10/head
With early-maturing calf types dominating sales, the average price continues to trend downwards.
Thrive weekly roundup: yearling grazing targets and rearing 150 calves
In this week's Thrive roundup, Declan Marren outlines grazing targets for yearling cattle over the next few weeks and provides an update on rearing 150 calves on the demonstration farm.
Watch: grazing update from Thrive demo farm
Declan Marren outlines the grazing plan on the demo farm for the next few weeks as yearling cattle graze heavier grass covers at the end of the first rotation.
Thrive: preparing calves for weaning
Should calves be weaned by age, weight or how much meal they are eating? Declan Marren looks at some of the key targets for calves in the weeks prior to weaning off milk.
Sexed semen confirmation letter
US based Sexing Technologies confirmed what I had been musing about back in February - that it is coming to work in Ireland.
Thrive: preparing calves for weaning
Should calves be weaned by age, weight or how much meal they are eating? Declan Marren looks at some of the key targets for calves in the weeks prior to weaning off milk.
Farm improvements at Drumforber
This week Robert Gilchrist speaks to with Andrew Gammie about the improvements he has implemented on his farm during the Farm Profit Programme.
From the Tramlines: dry in the south and east, wet in the north
Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Tipperary, Donegal and Kildare where conditions couldn’t be any more different. Crops in the south and east need rain while crops in the need dry weather
Improving fertility and feed efficiency
James King runs a mainly autumn-calving herd in Ballymena, Co Antrim. Peter McCann reports.
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