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Beef
Watch: inside a 6,500-head dairy-beef calf-rearing farm in Somerset
Adam Woods
Adam Woods visited Long Lane farm this week, which rears 6,500 calves annually for the Buitelaar group.
Correcting grass quality without running short
Thomas Condon details how farmers should try to maintain quality in swards through correction, without running down farm cover too low.
25 May 2024 Slurry
Ticking the box for meal bin specs: finishes, augers and access
Martin Merrick details some of the options that can be fitted to Q-Mac silos to suit individual farmers needs.
When and how to wean dairy beef calves
Adam Woods takes a look at some of the details around weaning dairy calves off milk and making sure there is no growth setbacks in the process
15 May 2024 Grass & feeding
Silage quality and late BISS applications
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at silage quality and BISS application amendments.
15 May 2024 Management
Top tips for getting suckler cows back in calf
Adam Woods takes a look at what’s important in terms of getting suckler cows back in calf
Beef Management: BPS application deadline and grass tetany prevention
Adam Woods takes a look at fertiliser application on beef farms, BPS deadlines and preventing grass tetany on suckler farms.
1 May 2024 Management
Growth rates still lag behind as grass could become tight on farms
Declan Collins looks at the grass stats for this week as growth rates are back 20% this year compared to the five year average.
Nutrients remain in Lough Neagh for 40 years
Scientists from the Agri Food and Biosciences Institute spoke about Lough Neagh during an online event last week.
24 April 2024 Northern Ireland
ICMSA calls for date change to crude protein limit deadline
The ICMSA has welcomed the crude protein exemption, but wants the process simplified.
15 April 2024 News
Hill sheep farmers fail to retrieve ewes ahead of lambing
Weather has put hill sheep farmers in a tough position as they begin lambing this spring.
13 April 2024 News
Department issues clarification on 15% crude protein limit deadline
The Department released a technical note on Friday evening which states the 15% crude protein requirement does not apply where cattle are not outdoors full-time at grass.
13 April 2024 News