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Beef
Beef Management: calf creep hygiene and finishing cattle costs
Declan Marren
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 October 2022 Feed
Is ad-lib meal feeding still an option in 2022?
Adam Woods takes a look at the economics of ad-lib meal feeding and whether it’s still a runner with meal at €420/tonne.
19 October 2022 Liquid Milk
Improving feed efficiency this winter
Significant feed cost increases this winter is likely to place the even more emphasis on feed efficiency, writes James Dunne, Teagasc winter milk specialist.
High prices being paid for top-end weanlings
The top prices being paid for weanlings is not fully reflective of the beef industry in NI.
12 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Sustainable use could mean unsustainable producers
Ideological policies seldom produce balanced sustainable legislation and the current review of the sustainable use directive (SUD) for pesticides serves as a good example of that.
Hunting for a fair sustainable price
As farmers protest under the Hunter's Moon, the true reality of how much the new cost base of food production will affect everything is becoming apparent.
5 October 2022 Dealer
Completing a winter finishing budget for young bulls
Higher feed costs will have a significant bearing on the break-even cost of finishing young bulls next spring. Kieran Mailey reports.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Forestry report highlights need to 'accelerate tree planting' in Ireland
Unless, there is a significant and sustained increase in the rate of planting, the Government’s commitment to carbon net zero will not be met – Jim Mackinnon
14 September 2022 Forestry
Dempsey at Large: Remembering Con Lucey
As chief economist of the IFA for 35 years, Con Lucey served under 10 different IFA presidents.
31 August 2022 Viewpoints
Johnstown open day shows the way forward
The mood of openness to new messaging was palpable at the Teagasc Johnstown open day, as pathways to difficult targets were outlined.
31 August 2022 Dealer
Tributes paid on passing of former IFA chief economist Con Lucey
Con Lucey served as the IFA’s chief economist for 34 years and retired in 2008.
26 August 2022 News
Editorial: long-term vision needed rather than policy on the hoof
It appears that long gone are the days when Government policy on agriculture was informed by solid research and rooted in economics.
24 August 2022 Viewpoints