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: time for clostridial vaccine booster
Many farmers will administer a clostridial vaccine to calves prior to turnout. However, a booster shot is required to maximise the immune response.
Beef Management: summer scour syndrome and looming BDGP and BEAM deadlines
In this week’s beef management notes Adam Woods looks at summer scour in calves and also take a look at the upcoming BDGP and BEAM deadlines.
In pictures: factory-fit cows firmer in Carrigallen
Carrigallen Mart held its weekly sale of adult cattle on Monday night, where cull cows met a good trade. Read the report here.
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
This week, we talk the next steps if you got a REAP rejection letter and where next for improving the image of dairy farmers.
Thrive weekly round-up: controlling grass supply and quality
This week's Thrive dairy-beef programme round-up concentrates on maintaining grass supply and grazing quality, as high grass growth rates are experienced across the country.
The Grass Week: mid-season grass measuring
John Crowe takes a look at what figures are important when measuring grass in the mid-season.
Tullamore Farm: fertility problems with the stock bull
The stock bull was found to be infertile on Tullamore Farm this week. Declan Marren speaks to farm manager Shaun Diver on how it was discovered.
Dealing with lungworm in dairy herds
Natascha Meunier from Animal Health Ireland explores the causes, effects and treatment of lungworm on dairy farms.
Newford Farm update: bullocks averaging 505kg and heifers 484kg
The target is to draft a high percentage of heifers off grass without concentrate feeding from the end of July onwards.
Thrive weekly round-up: controlling grass supply and quality
This week's Thrive dairy-beef programme round-up concentrates on maintaining grass supply and grazing quality, as high grass growth rates are experienced across the country.
Tullamore Farm: fertility problems with the stock bull
The stock bull was found to be infertile on Tullamore Farm this week. Declan Marren speaks to farm manager Shaun Diver on how it was discovered.
Thrive: managing grass quality
Declan Marren provides an update from the Thrive demonstration farm, where steps are being taken to manage grass quality as seed heads emerge across the farm.
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Tillage farmers getting set for autumn drilling
Seedtech is hosting its trade walks in trial grounds in Faithlegg, Co Waterford, which will bring news from its extensive research trials programme.
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Protect your future yields with Zoetis
Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) is a hidden disease in many beef and dairy herds, and one that can prove costly.
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Community benefit a key theme from Shaping Our Electricity Future consultation
EirGrid, operator of the national electricity grid, will next week close its nationwide consultation on Shaping Our Electricity Future.
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This is why you should check the knives in your diet feeder regularly
It is important to regularly check the knives in your diet feeder for wear and tear. Damaged or worn knives may result in a host of unforeseen costs.
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