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Beef
DNA registration needs to happen
Adam Woods
Adam Woods summarises some of the discussion from the THRIVE open day which took place in Cashel this week.
Improving the quality of dairy-beef calves
A key component of the Thrive programme is to demonstrate the benefits of using high beef merit, DBI sires to produce better-quality, more profitable stock.
6 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Welcome to the Thrive demonstration farm
The Thrive demonstration farm located in Cashel, Co Tipperary, is a key component of the overall programme which aims to demonstrate best practice in dairy-beef systems.
Thrive dairy calf-to-beef demo farm open day
The Thrive demonstration farm will open its gates to the public for a national open day on 9 August. Declan Marren writes.
3 August 2022 Breeding & health
What the 25% climate target could mean for your sector
The Irish Farmers Journal's sectoral specialists take a look at what the 25% carbon target could mean for the dairy, beef, sheep and tillage sectors.
3 August 2022 News
6,000 cattle herds exit production over the last decade
From the 6,000 fewer herds, 3,400 have ceased cattle farming over the last five years with herd numbers with bovines dropping below the 100,000 mark.
31 July 2022 News
25% of 2021 dairy births recorded on farms in Cork
The county has by far the largest dairy herd, with numbers twice the level of Tipperary, which has the second-highest dairy herd.
30 July 2022 News
Almost 50% of calf births in February and March
The calving season has become increasingly condensed, with 294,191 more calves born in those two months compared with a decade age.
29 July 2022 News
25,150 more beef cattle aged 24 to 30 months on farms on 1 June
The year-on-year increase is being underpinned by 13,130 more beef males, 6,097 beef females and 5,923 dairy males.
22 July 2022 News
Dairy management: how to work out your nitrates position
Aidan Brennan looks at how farmers can find out if they will be affected by the new changes in the nitrates programme.
27 June 2022 Management
DairyBeef500 to target net margin of €500/ha
DairyBeef500 is led by Teagasc and will promote the adoption of best practice at farm level to increase the future viability and sustainability of the beef sector.
23 June 2022 News
JCB TM420S hits the spot for Carlow man
Gary Abbott caught up with one Carlow farmer and contractor to find out how why JCB’s TM 420S is his loader of choice and how it has performed having clocked up over 1,000 hours.
8 June 2022 Farm machinery