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.
23 November 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive: increased beef price masks production cost hike
The 2021-born stock have recorded an increased net margin compared to last year but overall margins remain tight. Declan Marren reports.
16 November 2022 Management
Dairy Management: is it a good year to milk on cows?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the impact of the high milk prices on when to dry off cows this winter
Weekly Podcast: feed costs, forestry and Wexford tornado
Listen in to this week’s news podcast for all the latest farming news. Hear about what you need to know in this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.
11 November 2022 News
Farmers facing record feed costs
Concentrate feed costs have increased by between €120/t and €130/t compared to this time last year as farmers face a winter period of record-breaking feed costs.
9 November 2022 News
Feed prices increase 42% year-on-year
Farmers are facing a huge increase in feed costs this winter, with the average concentrate cost increasing by 42% compared to the same time last year.
9 November 2022 News
Assessing condition and focusing on thin ewes
Frank Campion and Jonathon Molloy, Teagasc, outline why it is important to identify thin ewes and put a plan in place for preferential treatment.
2 November 2022 Management
Beef Management: feeding weanlings this winter
A look at the economics of feeding weanlings this winter and goes through some tips to keep weanlings thriving during the winter months.
26 October 2022 Management
How much to feed dairy cows this winter
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the things to keep in mind when deciding how much meal to feed fresh cows this winter.
26 October 2022 Feed
Winter finishing is ‘finished’ – ICSA
Winter beef finishers would be better off letting cattle thrive more slowly to finish them off grass next summer than feeding on to finish out of the shed this winter, says ICSA.
17 October 2022 News
Comparing winter feed strategies on livestock farms
At a recent industry event, the impact of silage quality and concentrate costs was outlined on winter feed plans. Kieran Mailey reports.
12 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Winter finishers look set to lose €400/head
Adam Woods takes a look at winter finishing and what effect increased feed costs will have on the system this year.
12 October 2022 Breeding & health