LATEST ARTICLES
Beef
Thrive weekly roundup: picture report of finished cattle and Friesian bull query
Declan Marren
The dairy-beef programme roundup this week includes an in-picture slaughter report from the demo farm and deals with a common query on the lack of Friesian bulls in the Thrive programme.
30 November 2022 Management
Beef Management: calf creep hygiene and finishing cattle costs
This week’s beef management notes look at the importance of hygiene in the calf creep area while we outline the need for finishing stock to be performing every day during the final feeding phase.
26 November 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive weekly roundup: what system is making money in 2022?
The Thrive dairy-beef programme weekly roundup is all about financial performance this week, with full analysis of each system in place on the demonstration farm in Cashel, Co Tipperary.
Will the new EBI deliver for dairy-beef?
On Wednesday 16 November, the ICBF outlined the proposed changes to the EBI, which includes a new carbon sub-index and an updated beef sub-index.
16 November 2022 Breeding & health
In pictures: Thrive heifer slaughter performance
Take a look at how the latest draft of heifers from the Thrive demonstration farm performed at slaughter.
16 November 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive weekly roundup: final grazing rotation and slaughter heifer performance
The dairy calf-to-beef programme roundup outlines how to keep calves performing over the coming weeks as the final grazing rotation begins, as well as detailed performance on slaughtered heifers.
1 October 2022 Management
Thrive weekly roundup: first heifers slaughtered and Ploughing demo
The weekly dairy-beef programme roundup looks at the slaughter performance of the first 12 heifers killed from the demo farm this year, as well as an outline of the cattle demo from the Ploughing.
24 September 2022 News
€6/kg breakeven beef price required for winter finishers
The Teagasc winter finishing event outlined the exent of the price pressure finishers are under over the coming months. Declan Marren reports.
14 September 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