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BEEF 2022: the main stands previewed
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Selecting the right system for your farm, setting and hitting performance targets and dealing with increased costs in 2022 are all included in the main stands in Grange this year.
Is there a margin in finishing cattle off grass?
Where farmers are planning to finish cattle off grass, a budget should be completed beforehand to determine if there is a margin to be had.
18 June 2022 Management
Five tips for finishing cattle at grass
For farmers planning to kill cattle off grass in the coming weeks, outlined are five tips to consider.
Farmers need at least €7.50/kg for winter finishing - ICSA
Winter finishing is the highest cost system of farming, according to the ICSA.
24 May 2022 News
Silage Series: count what you have and what you need
Adam Woods kicks off an Irish Farmers Journal initiative, which aims to highlight silage budgeting, silage-making and fodder issues on farms over the next few months.
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
How the Thrive farmers are dealing with increased input costs
The Thrive farmers are adopting a number of strategies to help combat the impact of high feed and fertiliser prices this year.
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Buoyant beef market sees prices boom
Finished cattle prices are up as processing demand demand continues to grow across the UK.
13 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Sheep, beef and tillage combining to good effect in Laois
Homegrown feed is used to produce high-quality beef and lamb, while organic manures are recycled to tillage lands to optimise output and reduce the need for importing nutrients.
Beef Trends: kill up 38,000 head on 2021
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including this week’s factory quotes for finished animals.
6 April 2022 News
Check finishing cattle have enough feed and lying space
Finishing cattle will be on to maximum concentrate intakes, so it is important that performance is not hindered by over-stocking in sheds.
5 April 2022 Management
Beef quotes edge up again
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade including the latest factory quotes for finished animals.
4 April 2022 News
Beef Management: dealing with higher input costs on beef farms
Advice and tips on dealing with higher input prices on beef farms.
2 March 2022 News