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Beef
Five tips for taking out surplus grass
Kieran Mailey
As grass growth pushes ahead of livestock demand, there will be opportunities to take out swards as silage. Outlined are five tips to baling surplus grass.
18 May 2022 Management
Rush Control, red water and keeping an eye on stock bulls
Helpful tips and advice for drystock farms.
Farmer Writes: searching for hope in a weather app
Wet weather has left grazing conditions difficult in north Antrim, writes Robert McConaghy.
Watch: surplus grass and weighing cattle on Thrive demo farm
Declan Marren has the latest from the Thrive demonstration farm, where the yearling cattle were weighed for the first time since turnout and the first surplus grass of the year is to be baled.
18 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Managing grazing paddocks through heavy rain
With heavy and frequent showers forecast later this week, farmers should be taking steps to prevent sward damage.
17 May 2022 Management
CAP effects ‘not significant’ on animal welfare – EU study
Outdoor production systems favour animal welfare and allow animals to express their natural behaviours, a European Commission study has found.
16 May 2022 News
Thrive weekly roundup: dealing with high costs and feeding calves at grass
Can farmers afford to feed meal to calves at grass over the first grazing season and some programme farmers outline how they are overcoming higher input costs - all in the Thrive weekly roundup.
14 May 2022 Thrive
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
NI Sheep Programme: Reseeding plans in Co Antrim
Co Antrim sheep farmer Dermot McAleese is gearing up to reseed grazing and silage swards this summer.
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive weekly roundup: demo farm grazing update and tasks for dairy-beef farms
This week's dairy-beef programme roundup has a video update from the demo farm where grass growth has really taken off. We outline three key jobs to be carried out on dairy-beef farms this month.
7 May 2022 Management
Beginners' tips for setting up grazing paddocks
For farmers considering paddock grazing to improve grass utilisation, outlined are some tips to get up and running.
7 May 2022 Management
Silver-bullet meat replacements are not the solution, report finds
Report tackles the complexities of meat production and the environment with an element of balance that is usually missing.
5 May 2022 News