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Beef
Irish-UK beef price gap widens to €160/head
Adam Woods
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest quotes for factory finished animals this week.
13 August 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive: open day summary and booklet
Over 2,000 people attended the Thrive dairy calf-to-beef open day on Tuesday. Declan Marren outlines some of the key messages from the day.
10 August 2022 Pedigree
How to enter the Irish Texel Sheep Society writing competition
The Irish Texel Sheep Society, in association with the Irish Farmers Journal, is running a writing competition for young Texel enthusiasts. Read more here.
Lighter carcases presenting problems for processors
Adam Woods reports from the THRIVE dairy calf to beef open day in Cashel this week.
10 August 2022 Markets
Hitting target weights at every stage
The success of every business, is about having targets and measuring performance to ensure you hit them. Dairy-beef systems are the same. Regular weighing of cattle is the only accurate way to do so.
7 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive: all roads lead to Cashel for demo farm open day
The Thrive demo farm open day will showcase all aspects of dairy beef production and outline the financial performance of the farm over the last three years.
6 August 2022 News
Making the grade – carcase performance in 2021
Despite using high beef merit AI-sired calves, hitting carcase specification consistently remains a challenge with dairy-beef systems. Declan Marren writes.
5 August 2022 Breeding & health
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.
Prime cattle kill jumps 13% in the North
During the first half of 2022 a total of 5,373 prime cattle were imported from the south for slaughter in NI plants. This compares with 7,198 prime animals in 2021.
24 July 2022 News
Tullamore Farm bull beef results
Adam Woods takes a look at the bull beef system on Tullamore Farm and how it has performed over the last few years.
20 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Summer health tips for your farm
AHI experts take a look at some important animal health tips for livestock farms in July.
20 July 2022 Breeding & health
Can CBVs deliver for dairy beef farmers?
The new Commercial Beef Value (CBV) from ICBF will help identify animals with greater genetic potential for important beef traits such as carcase weight and conformation.