Beef farming

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Dairy
Live exports surpass the 200,000 head mark
Darren Carty
Live exports are running 13.5% higher and there have been big changes, including exports to the Netherlands doubling in number while exports to Northern Ireland have almost halved.
 
 
Newford Farm: 10 week breeding season draws to a close
From the 82 cows put forward for breeding 61 cows were inseminated once, 19 cows received one repeat insemination and three cows were inseminated on three occasions.
Five tips to prepare for autumn calving
On farms where autumn calving gets under way in August, outlined are some preparation tips.
$1bn 8,000 head a day new entrant to shake up US beef processing
Biden administration looks like it will get its wish for more competition in beef processing as investors plan new factory in South Dakota.
NI Trends: finished cattle prices holding firm; fat lamb price recovers
Finished cattle remain a steady trade in Northern Ireland, despite factories talking the market down. Meanwhile, fat lamb prices have recovered after recent price cuts.
Watch: Farm Tech Talk the Livestock show
Early July and mixed weather is leading to improved grass growth, but some farms in the east are still short on grass.
Grass+ Beef: growth rates on the up this week
Grass growth rates are set to increase this week which will come as a welcome relief to most farmers as grass supply on farms had been depleting over the last three weeks.
Millbrook Sexy Spice scoops favourite flavour of Fingal
With show season in full swing and an exciting, jam-packed month of shows ahead, all roads led to north Co Dublin last weekend for the Flavours of Fingal Festival.
Know your summer dosing regimen
Natascha Meunier from Animal Health Ireland takes a look at some animal health tips for June on livestock farms.
Newford Farm: 10 week breeding season draws to a close
From the 82 cows put forward for breeding 61 cows were inseminated once, 19 cows received one repeat insemination and three cows were inseminated on three occasions.
Thrive weekly roundup: focusing on forage in Kildare and demo farm update
This week's dairy-beef programme roundup has an update from Michelle Curley in Prosperous, Co Kildare, while the rain has arrived just in time on the demo farm in Tipperary.
Thrive: weekend rainfall eases grazing pressure on demo farm
For those in the south of the country, like the Thrive demonstration farm in Cashel, Co Tipperary, last weekend's rainfall was a welcome sight and will have started to relieve the pressure for grass.
Tullamore Farm: end of the breeding season in sight
There is plenty happening on Tullamore Farm at the moment between breeding coming to a close, bulls being drafted for slaughter and the first lambs being killed.
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Kverneland Balers – heavy silage, heavy-duty balers
With the grass season in full swing, Kverneland balers are doing their fair share of work in the field.
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Seven considerations when selecting and feeding fat supplements
Dr Richard Kirkland, global technical manager for Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredients, outlines seven considerations dairy producers should have when selecting fat supplements.
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Farm safely – stay safe by staying clear of overhead electricity wires
Michael Murray, ESB Networks public safety manager, has some vital advice for farmers and contractors ahead of the busy silage season.
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Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.
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