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Beef
Watch: surplus grass and weighing cattle on Thrive demo farm
Declan Marren
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.
17 May 2022 Management
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 Markets
Watch: lighter cattle a little easier in Manorhamilton
Niamh Gunn attended Manorhamilton Mart for their general sale of cattle last Monday.
Top of €3,900 for Angus bull in Carrick
Adam Woods reports from Carrick-on-Shannon at the weekend, where it was the turn of the traditional breeds for their May sale.
17 May 2022 Pedigree
Grain prices looking good for 2022 and 2023
The latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report suggests that grain prices will continue to be supported in 2022 and 2023 due to tight supply
17 May 2022 News
Heifer quotes up 20c/kg
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including this week’s quotes for finished cattle.
16 May 2022 Markets
Calf slaughtering up 16% in 2022
Adam Woods takes a look at data that was presented at last Friday’s Department of Agriculture Dairy Calf working group.
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
Five tips to prepare for ensiling first-cut silage
Before harvesting first-cut silage, outlined are five steps to prepare for ensiling it.
14 May 2022 Management
Special entry of 100 forward stores at Nenagh Mart
The special entry of Hereford, Friesian and Charolais cross bullocks are said to be ideal for finishing off grass or transferring to an intensive finishing diet for a quick finish.
14 May 2022 News
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - good weather, good prices and the BPS application
With the good weather and good prices we talk about what is happening in the fields and what farmers need to do now.
13 May 2022 News
Seven-day timeline to submit BEEP-S weights
From 1 May 2022, weight records must be submitted under the programme within seven days of weighing.
13 May 2022 Management