Grass+ Beef: growth good but stock flying through grass
Declan Marren
Another positive week of grass growth right across the country but many farmers are reporting stock moving through grass at quite a rate, making it very difficult to increase the average farm cover.
24 August 2022 Management
Brushing up on business skills
Aidan Brennan chats to Kilkenny farmer Padraic Brennan about how good financial management has allowed his business to grow and adapt.
23 August 2022 Management
Making a final call on which cattle to kill off grass
The grazing season is moving into its final stages for this year, so now is an ideal time to make a decision on which cattle will be slaughtered off grass this autumn.
Five tips for building grass covers
As autumn draws closer, grass growth will fall below grazing demand. Building a bank of grass over the coming weeks will help extend grazing into late autumn.
20 August 2022 Management
Beef Management: creep feeding weanlings, does it pay?
This week's Beef Management takes a look at the costs around creep feeding weanlings and whether it's worth it.
17 August 2022 Management
Finishing store lambs – do the sums to optimise returns
It is important to do an accurate budget before purchasing and it is also a useful exercise to carry out with home-bred lambs to see if finishing or selling lambs is the best option.
17 August 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: grass only growing in fits and starts
The milk that we produce can’t be produced at a lower carbon footprint anywhere else in the world, writes Bill O'Keeffe.
10 August 2022 Farmer Writes
Transition to grass – a vital period for calf health
Managing the transition to grass is key for calves to achieve growth targets over the first grazing season. Declan Marren reports.
7 August 2022 Grass & feeding
August reseeding can produce up to 1t more grass the following spring
On-farm trials carried out by DLF over the last two years show that swards sown in August will produce up to 1t more grass the following spring than those sown in September.
Grass+ Beef: thoughts turn to building grass covers for autumn
As we enter August, it is time for farmers to start building grass covers on farm for autumn grazing.
3 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Growth rates struggle to match demand
Grass growth this week has been very variable with a number of factors at play determining the level of growth.
13 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Five steps to set up grazing for the second half of the season
As grazing enters the second half of the season, outlined are five steps to managing swards for the remainder of the year.
9 July 2022 Management