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Beef
Avoiding BEEP penalties this autumn
Adam Woods
Adam Woods takes a look at what farmers need to do to guarantee this year’s BEEP payment.
28 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: weighing cattle and calves
The question now for Kieran Sullivan is what to sell and what to keep to let out to grass next March.
14 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Top tips for weaning suckler calves
Autumn will see suckler farmers looking to start weaning calves. Kieran Mailey outlines some tips to reducing the stress when splitting cows and calves.
Grass+ Beef: making the most of remaining grass supply
At this stage beef farms are looking at making the most of the grass that is on farm with the closing date for spreading fertiliser now past.
14 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: a big weekend, Garth Brooks and vaccinating cows
I have to say I really hate the thoughts of the winter starting. It’s never so bad when you get into it, but the thought of starting back into it is just not nice.
12 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Doreen plots a polled plan
Adam Woods previews the ninth joint production sale of the Roundhill and Castleview herds on Saturday 10 September in Roscrea Mart.
7 September 2022 Pedigree
Beef Management: dry weather, weaning and BDGP targets
The latest tips and advice for drystock farms in this week's Beef Management.
31 August 2022 Management
Five tips to prepare weanlings for the autumn sales
Where farmers with less experience in selling weanlings at the autumn sales, outlined are five tips to prepare animals for the live ring.
27 August 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: scanning and health and safety inspection
Grass growth is still on a go slow as rain has largely by passed Tommy Moyles farm and the warm weather saw the second day of scanning postponed.
24 August 2022 Farmer Writes
Recommendation to end use of farrowing crates on pig farms
An opinion paper from the European Food Safety Authority could be used by the European Commission to inform pig welfare legislation.
17 August 2022 Pigs
Five cattle management tasks for August
With autumn just a couple of weeks away, outlined are a few herd management tasks to complete before the end of this month.
13 August 2022 Management
Calf rearing: getting calves off to a good start
The rearing phase of the system is the most labour-intensive and the highest risk period for calf health. Getting the simple things right is very important.
7 August 2022 Breeding & health