Dairy management: what weight should maiden heifers be now?
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what target weight maiden or weanling heifers should be now.
16 November 2022 Breeding & health
Carbon sub-index added to the EBI
The ICBF and Teagasc have added a new sub-index to the Economic Breeding Index (EBI)
23 September 2022 Management
Bovine Plus seeks to improve accuracy of daily liveweight gain
Through weighing cattle several times a day, the Bovine Plus system is said to accurately track daily liveweight and improve overall farm efficiency.
Newford Farm update: 10 more heifers drafted for slaughter
The heifers aged 17.5 months of age weighed 546kg on average and with a kill-out of 53% delivered a 290kg carcase.
11 September 2022 Newford Farm
Breeding the link from grass to sheepmeat
Francis Connon is the only Meatlinc sheep breeder in Ireland.
31 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Will rubber mats pay for themselves?
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.
31 August 2022 Buildings
Hitting target weights at every stage
The success of every business, is about having targets and measuring performance to ensure you hit them. Dairy-beef systems are the same. Regular weighing of cattle is the only accurate way to do so.
7 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Tullamore Farm: end of the breeding season in sight
There is plenty happening on Tullamore Farm at the moment between breeding coming to a close, bulls being drafted for slaughter and the first lambs being killed.
29 June 2022 Grass & feeding