Thrive: open day summary and booklet
Declan Marren
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 News
NDC to seek funding from dairy sector service providers
CEO of the NDC Zoe Kavanagh told the Irish Farmers Journal this week that the organisation has identified businesses that need a strong and trusted Irish dairy sector.
10 August 2022 Management
The 12 steps to sustainability: are they achievable?
Aidan Brennan reviews the Teagasc 12 step plan to reduce emissions from dairy farms.
Improving the quality of dairy-beef calves
A key component of the Thrive programme is to demonstrate the benefits of using high beef merit, DBI sires to produce better-quality, more profitable stock.
8 August 2022 Breeding & health
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
Topics to be covered at the Thrive open day
Declan Marren previews some of the main topics to be discussed in detail at the Thrive open day.
3 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Better genetics can cut emissions from beef by 13% - researchers
Improved genetics allow cattle to grow faster and become ready for slaughter at a younger age, reducing emissions, researchers say.
3 August 2022 News
Thrive: countdown to demonstration farm open day
Preparations are well under way on the Thrive demo farm for the national open day on Tuesday 9 August.
30 July 2022 News
Model farming in the Kingdom
Donal and Eileen Hayes are running a top class operation on 100ac of good land near Killorglin in Co Kerry.
27 July 2022 Milk quality
Challenges overcome in Clare herd
For years, the Garry herd was suffering from poor performance, but thankfully those issues are behind them, writes Aidan Brennan.
27 July 2022 Milk quality
Potential for sexed semen use in suckler herd
Breeding synchronisation and sexed semen use will probably have a role in part time suckler farming, says the CEO of Progressive Genetics.
27 July 2022 News
Trueman and Lynderg 25th anniversary sale
The Trueman and Lynderg 25th anniversary sale takes place from Thursday to Saturday, 6 to 8 August.
20 July 2022 Pedigree