Beef farming

All the latest beef and cattle farming news from The Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the beef and cattle farming sector.

NEWS
Farmer Writes: patches of ground that would suck the wellies off you
Leitrim suckler farmer Karen McCabe writes about the battle with rushes, a weak calf and an unexpected win in the show ring.
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Beef management: breeding, worm control and silage budgets
Adam Woods takes a look at breeding 2019, worm control and doing a silage budget.
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Red clover generates conventional interest at Summerhill organic walk
Donal and Frederique Keane hosted a Teagasc organic beef and tillage walk on their 145ac farm in Summerhill, Co Meath.
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Watchorn Farm a clear winner in Wexford
Beef editor Adam Woods recently paid a visit to John and Shirley Watchorn, who were the beef winners of the Grass 10 Grassland Farmer of the Year.
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Newford update: final plans in place for breeding 2019
Sires have been selected and all cows and calves have returned to the Newford grazing block, with breeding set to commence on Monday.
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MARKETS
Camera at the mart: brisk bank holiday trade in Bandon
Little changed from last week as bullocks were a brisk trade, while finishers were active for forward stores and farmer buyers drove the trade for light yearling bullocks.
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Irish Hereford Prime certification guarantees the highest possible standards
Since 1997 the Irish Hereford Prime beef producer group and its partners have worked hard to market Hereford as the beef of choice for top chefs throughout Ireland and Europe.
Working to deliver cost savings and a better environment
Smart Farming targets €250,000 in savings for farmers in 2019. The seminar is on Tuesday, 30 April at 1.45pm in Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise
Feed additive lifts cow fertility and health
Co Limerick dairy farmer Ned Frost credits a feed additive with improving herd health while simultaneously lifting fertility in his 180-cow Holstein Friesian herd.
Cocci TV –Preventing coccidiosis and the 750 ewe part-time flock
New episodes in the popular coccidiosis mini-series brought to you by Chanelle Veterinary.