Beef farming

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Beef
Friesian cattle account for 30% of cattle kill in 2023
Darren Carty
The Limousin breed, in second position, narrowly edged out the number of Aberdeen Angus-sired cattle slaughtered in Department of Agriculture-approved plants.
 
 
Five steps to get summer grazing back on track
Five steps to get summer grazing back on track
Cool temperatures and rain have dominated weather patterns in June, hampering grass growth. But with growth set to pick up again, outlined are five tips to get grazing back on track.
Tullamore Farm update: first batch of 2024-born lambs drafted
Tullamore Farm update: first batch of 2024-born lambs drafted
A batch of 16 March-born lambs weighing from 42kg to 50kg were slaughtered on Thursday. Manager Shaun Diver details the full slaughter performance.
Watch: 600kg-plus cattle average €1,835 in Kilkenny Mart
Watch: 600kg-plus cattle average €1,835 in Kilkenny Mart
While there was a buoyant trade for slaughter-fit animals auctioneer George Candler cited that tight grass supplies led to an easing in price for light and plainer Friesian animals.
Martbids Database: young cattle prices slip as cull cows remain in demand
Martbids Database: young cattle prices slip as cull cows remain in demand
While steers, heifers and weanlings have fallen slightly this week, demand for cull cows seems to be insatiable.
The Grass Week: careful balancing act with grass supplies
The Grass Week: careful balancing act with grass supplies
With some farmers managing well for grass and others are having to supplement, it’s a careful balancing act to try to manage grass at the minute.
Grass+ Beef: slow recovery on grazed swards putting farms under pressure
Grass+ Beef: slow recovery on grazed swards putting farms under pressure
Lacklustre growth over the past few weeks will see highly stocked beef farms under pressure in the coming few days unless growth drastically improves.
Discussion forums at BEEF2024 open day
Discussion forums at BEEF2024 open day
There are a number of discussion forums that are taking place at BEEF 2024 on dairy beef, suckler beef and wider industry issues.
Securing your future in beef farming
Securing your future in beef farming
Paul Crosson takes a look at what will be covered on the two main stands at BEEF 2024.
Tullamore Farm update: first batch of 2024-born lambs drafted
Tullamore Farm update: first batch of 2024-born lambs drafted
A batch of 16 March-born lambs weighing from 42kg to 50kg were slaughtered on Thursday. Manager Shaun Diver details the full slaughter performance.
A Wicklow way of arable innovation
A Wicklow way of arable innovation
Wicklow farmer Nigel Gillis talks to Brendan Dunford about his fascination with trying new approaches to build more resilience into his farming system.
Winter barley begins to turn as weather improves
Winter barley begins to turn as weather improves
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Tipperary, Galway, and Westmeath as preparations begin for harvest.
Grain fill underway in winter crops as a harsh wind blows
Grain fill underway in winter crops as a harsh wind blows
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Laois, Wexford, and Derry as growth slows and stress begins to show on crops.
Doxstar Pro: denying docks a second chance before first-cut silageSPONSORED
Doxstar Pro: denying docks a second chance before first-cut silage
Docks can create serious problems in grassland, negatively affecting productivity.
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urgedSPONSORED
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
Irish beef sales in Britain still growingSPONSORED
Irish beef sales in Britain still growing
Bord Bia meat and organics market specialist Seán Deane reports that Irish beef sales in Britain continued to grow in the first two months of 2024, building on last year's strong performance.
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBaleSPONSORED
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBale
In Clogheen, Co Tipperary, Thomas Moloney, alongside his father Jim, has been steering the family business through the evolving landscape of Irish agriculture for over six decades.
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