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Beef
Beef Management: dealing with drought, water requirements and feeding calves
Adam Woods
A look at dealing with the current hot weather conditions including water requirmements for livestock.
Optimising pre- and post-grazing sward heights for beef cattle
Maximising performance at pasture has a huge effect on age at slaughter and therefore GHG emissions from beef systems. Declan Marren reports.
20 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Tullamore Farm: managing a mixed grazing farm
Successful grassland management on beef and sheep farms is not about getting it right all of the time, it is about constantly improving and learning from the mistakes that are made.
Grass+ Dairy: rain has come but growth is slow
Most of the country has got heavy rain over the last week but grass growth rates continue to lag, write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick.
29 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Beef Managment: grass growth and worming advice
A look at grass growth issues across the country, the need for decent second cut silage crops and advice for worming cattle at grass.
22 June 2022 Management
IGA beef open evening in Kilkenny
Adam Woods previews the Irish Grassland Association (IGA) beef open evening taking place on the farm of James Madigan on Tuesday 14 June at 6:30pm.
1 June 2022 Grass & feeding
What's causing butterfat to drop?
Aidan Brennan reviews some latest research on the factors involved in butterfat drop in spring and summer.
25 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Watch: grazing and silage update from Thrive demo farm
Grass growth has kicked on significantly over the last 10 days on the demonstration farm, with growth finally exceeding demand for the first time this year. Declan Marren has an update from the farm.
Grass growth slow to take off on Tullamore Farm
Niamh Gunn chats with Shaun Diver to find out what’s been happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
15 April 2022 News
Growing an extra 2.5tDM/ha of grass through overseeding at Gurteen college
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Ken Flynn, farm manager at Gurteen Agricultural College in Tipperary, to talk about the farm’s success at overseeding since 2018.
13 April 2022 Farm machinery
Should dairy farmers sow maize?
Aidan Brennan asks if dairy farmers should be sowing some maize this season as a cheap way of making extra feed.
2 April 2022 Grass & feeding
Dairy management: grazing conditions turn tricky
Despite not a lot of rain falling, grazing conditions aren’t as good as they were last week, writes Aidan Brennan.
14 February 2022 Management