Usage of beef straws on the dairy herd up 25% this year - ICBF
Noel Bardon
The Irish Farmers Journal Thrive demonstration farm open day heard that beef usage in the dairy herd is up as more dairy farms look to sexed semen for breeding replacements.
9 August 2022 News
Thrive open day: farmers see a future in dairy-beef
Farmers attending the Irish Farmers Journal Thrive demonstration farm open day give their views on the challenges and opportunities with dairy-beef. Noel Bardon and Rachel Donovan report.
Improving the quality of dairy-beef calves
A key component of the Thrive programme is to demonstrate the benefits of using high beef merit, DBI sires to produce better-quality, more profitable stock.
Watch: Nine bulls average at €1,831 on Tullamore Farm
Niamh Gunn chats to Shaun Diver about the performance of the last nine bulls drafted for slaughter this week on Tullamore Farm.
15 July 2022 News
Positive change for Tasmanian farmer
Aidan Brennan previews one of the main speakers at this year’s Positive Farmers Conference.
8 June 2022 Management
Breeding next year's beef calves
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the prospects for beef calves next spring and suggests farmers should be picking bulls that are high beef merit but easy calving.
Striking the balance with dairy beef sire selection
As the dairy herd stabilises and with greater use of sexed semen, there are opportunities to breed better quality beef calves on dairy farms this year. Declan Marren reports.
27 April 2022 Breeding & health
Farmer Writes: improving herd genetics a passion of mine
Thomas Duffy is a dairy farmer milking 100 cows on mixed ground from Virginia in east Cavan. He farms in partnership with his parents Ned and Kathleen and sister Kaye.
25 April 2022 Farmer Writes
Dairy beef issues remain
Adam Woods takes a look at issues with dairy beef and what the Irish Limousin Cattle Society is hoping to do about it
30 March 2022 News