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Beef Management: eEarly grass, calving issues and mart prices
Adam Woods
Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at turning cattle out to grass, keeping calves healthy and captilising on the good mart trade.
1 November 2023 Grass & feeding
Smash and grab grazing as weather woes continue
Grazing conditions have remained consistently tough for the latter stages of the grass year, with farmers having cows in and out in an effort to keep grass in diets.
18 October 2023 Grass & feeding
Growth and utilisation plummet as wet weather hits full force
The last few days rainfall has called a halt to grazing on most farms, with torrential rain set to call an end to the grazing season for some.
Sheep Management: torrential rainfall presenting many challenges
Ground conditions and grass utilisation are deteriorating at a cricital junture with many flocks in the midst of breeding and finishing lambs.
18 October 2023 Management
The Grass Week: fluctuating rainfall levels affecting grazing plans
Heavier than normal rainfall in the east has led to on-off grazing, while a drier week in the west has allowed some stock to return to paddocks.
14 October 2023 Grass & feeding
Eye on spring 2024 as grazing season enters final stage
For those still at grass, setting the farm up for spring 2024 should be in the back of your mind as you allocate paddocks.
11 October 2023 Grass & feeding
Planning for spring grazing 2024 commences
With a tricky finish to autumn grazing, it’s still important to set the farm up for spring 2024, write Martin Merrick and Declan Collins.
11 October 2023 Grass & feeding
Low reward for damaging sward to extend grazing season
At this point, damage to the sward in aid of keeping cattle out longer is a high risk, low reward scenario for many.
4 October 2023 Grass & feeding
Preparing for a long winter
Adam Woods previews what’s inside this week’s special winter feed focus.
4 October 2023 Winter Feed
The Grass Week: grazing season ends for some as rain takes its toll
Some farmers in heavier ground have had to face the inevitable and house stock due to the incessant rain.
30 September 2023 Grass & feeding
Tullamore Farm: preparation for sheep breeding and cattle housing
The farm’s ewe flock and replacement ewe lambs are being prepped for breeding, while the cattle housing is getting a once over before housing commences.
29 September 2023 Tullamore Farm
Ten top tips for housing cattle
Heavy rain has brought an end to the grazing season on many livestock farms and where farmers are housing cattle, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips to keep in mind.
27 September 2023 Northern Ireland