Will rubber mats pay for themselves?
Martin Merrick
With the high price of building materials at the moment, inputs in to buildings are being carefully scrutinised. Martin Merrick analyses if rubber mats are a worthwhile investment.
Optimising pre- and post-grazing sward heights for beef cattle
Maximising performance at pasture has a huge effect on age at slaughter and therefore GHG emissions from beef systems. Declan Marren reports.
27 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: rain arrived in the wrong areas
Last weekend’s rain fell in excess in areas that didn’t want it while those in need further south were bypassed once again.
Bullocks 14kg heavier grazing higher grass covers
Teagasc research looking at pre-grazing yields for beef systems found that stock entering 2,000kg DM/ha were 14kg heavier compared with those that entered 1,500kg DM/ha over the grazing season.
20 July 2022 Management
Is a 4cm post-grazing sward height too low for beef animals?
Research carried out at Teagasc Grange has shown that grazing to 4cm can have a negative effect on individual animal performance in beef systems.
13 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
With the weather improving, there is hay and silage down all around the country, as farmers move to make more winter feed.
8 July 2022 News
Watch: BEEF2022 - 40% increase in production costs on beef farms
Hiked input costs will result in total production costs rising by up to 40% on beef farms in 2022, analysis from Teagasc has shown.
5 July 2022 News
Teagasc Grange open day: welcome to BEEF 2022
A welcome message from Professor Frank O’Mara as he outlines the key objectives of BEEF 2022 supporting sustainable beef farming.
29 June 2022 News
BEEF 2022: the main stands previewed
Selecting the right system for your farm, setting and hitting performance targets and dealing with increased costs in 2022 are all included in the main stands in Grange this year.
29 June 2022 News
BEEF 2022 – Supporting Sustainable Beef Farming
The focus of BEEF 2022 will be on the application of technologies that will help beef farmers increase the profitability and environmental sustainability of their family farm businesses.
29 June 2022 News
Consideration for livestock needed in biogas plans – Teagasc chief
Anaerobic digestion presents opportunities for farmers, but care should be taken to avoid land-use conflicts, Professor Frank O'Mara has said.
30 May 2022 News
Teagasc set for U-turn on suckler advice
Adam Woods takes a look at some recent Teagasc analysis on beef enterprise margins.
4 May 2022 News