280kg carcase at 19 months for dairy beef heifers
Declan Marren
The Thrive cattle, which are all AI-bred stock, are demonstrating what is possible with dairy beef systems. Declan Marren reports.
21 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive: 280kg carcase at 19 months for first 12 demo farm heifers
The first draft of the year is almost a month later than 2021 as heifers were housed for finishing early due to grass shortages. However, the average carcase weight is up by over 15kg.
14 September 2022 Grass & feeding
€6/kg breakeven beef price required for winter finishers
The Teagasc winter finishing event outlined the exent of the price pressure finishers are under over the coming months. Declan Marren reports.
THRIVE: indoor finishing period commences for bullocks
The finishing bullocks were housed on the THRIVE demo farm last week as grass supply could no longer sustain them outside.
14 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Unlocking farm potential through grassland management
The journey Aidan Maguire has been on over the last four years highlights the potential of drystock farms through improved grassland management. Declan Marren reports.
7 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Over 70% of beef export growth to Japan is offal
Much of the growth in Irish beef exports to Japan, consists of offal, which farmers do not get paid for.
7 September 2022 News
Breeding the link from grass to sheepmeat
Francis Connon is the only Meatlinc sheep breeder in Ireland.
31 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Thrive programme: know your limits with finishing off grass
For farms in the south of the country which would normally finish cattle off grass in the month of September, it may be time to house at least some stock to take the pressure off grass supplies.
31 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Irish-UK beef price gap widens to €160/head
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest quotes for factory finished animals this week.
15 August 2022 Markets
Thrive: open day summary and booklet
Over 2,000 people attended the Thrive dairy calf-to-beef open day on Tuesday. Declan Marren outlines some of the key messages from the day.
13 August 2022 Breeding & health
How to enter the Irish Texel Sheep Society writing competition
The Irish Texel Sheep Society, in association with the Irish Farmers Journal, is running a writing competition for young Texel enthusiasts. Read more here.
10 August 2022 Pedigree
Lighter carcases presenting problems for processors
Adam Woods reports from the THRIVE dairy calf to beef open day in Cashel this week.
10 August 2022 Markets