Beef farming

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Five tips to reducing the risk of calf scour
Five tips to reducing the risk of calf scour
Calf scour is the main cause of mortality in the first few weeks of life, so keeping on top of hygiene in sheds is important.
Weighing weanlings, conserving straw and keeping cows clean at calving
Weighing weanlings, conserving straw and keeping cows clean at calving
In this week's beef management notes, Adam Woods takes a look at weighing weanlings, conserving straw supplies and keeping cows clean at calving.
Beef trade steady despite factory efforts
Beef trade steady despite factory efforts
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest factory quotes on finished cattle.
In pictures: Friesian bull calf trade steadies in Bandon
In pictures: Friesian bull calf trade steadies in Bandon
Normal service resumes in calf trade at Bandon Mart this week after bad weather hit trade for Friesian bull calves.
Ground conditions fail to give the green light to grazing
Ground conditions fail to give the green light to grazing
Poor ground conditions across the country have led to little to no beef stock being able to hit grass, as pressure on slurry storage increases.
Grazing infrastructure checks ahead of 2024 season
Grazing infrastructure checks ahead of 2024 season
As calving begins on suckler farms and dairy herds across the country, it’s important to ensure the grazing block is properly set up prior to the grazing season commencing.
Brogher Trump trumps the trade in Swatragh
Brogher Trump trumps the trade in Swatragh
Shanon Kinahan reports on the NI Charolais club show and sale from Swatragh last weekend.
Harestone Tyrone builds steady road to top of Stirling sales
Harestone Tyrone builds steady road to top of Stirling sales
Shanon Kinahan was in Stirling last weekend for the show and sale of British Charolais at United Auctions.
Restoring bogs – and hope – in Co Tipperary
Restoring bogs – and hope – in Co Tipperary
This ‘day on the bog’ is about restoration - not only of this special place, but of hope in the future stewardship of the wider Irish landscape and the vital role that farmers can play.
Planting trees to capture ammonia on Limerick dairy farm
Planting trees to capture ammonia on Limerick dairy farm
Planting a tree belt can be an effective way to reduce ammonia emissions from farm buildings, while simultaneously providing a lively habitat for biodiversity, writes Emma Hart.
Decisions to be made for Tullamore bulls
Decisions to be made for Tullamore bulls
Adam Woods takes a look at the economics of finishing this year’s crop of bulls on Tullamore Farm and whether to sell or feed on.
Annual afforestation up to 35,000ha to achieve net zero – EPA report
Annual afforestation up to 35,000ha to achieve net zero – EPA report
EPA climate assessment calls for "unprecedented rates of afforestation" but omits how this can be achieved, while there is no reference to the role of wood in construction and renewable energy.
Labour friendly vaccination in Co. MayoSPONSORED
Labour friendly vaccination in Co. Mayo
John Sheridan’s family farm near Ballinrobe, Mayo, combines cattle and pigs, but it’s the 500-sow farrow to finish pig unit that is his passion. It’s a high-welfare operation and it’s PRRS virus free.
Beware of fallen poles and cablesSPONSORED
Beware of fallen poles and cables
Open eir manages the largest fibre and copper telecommunication networks in Ireland, continuously expanding, enhancing and maintaining the infrastructure.
Positive start to 2024 for beef and sheep marketsSPONSORED
Positive start to 2024 for beef and sheep markets
Bord Bia sheepmeat and livestock manager Seamus McMenamin and beef sector manager Mark Zeig analyse beef and sheep markets.
BioBalance Next-Gen: delivering strong, healthy calves this springSPONSORED
BioBalance Next-Gen: delivering strong, healthy calves this spring
With calving well under way on most dairy farms around the country and calf accommodation filling up every day, it is timely to look at the major influence of the microbiome in calf health.
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