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Beef
Beating the winter performance woes
Declan Marren
The first winter period is often where stock fall behind target which can result in a delayed slaughter date. Declan Marren writes.
23 July 2022 Management
Grass growth: when to start feeding supplement?
With grass growth rates slowing down, Aidan Brennan looks at when is the best time to start introducing feed.
16 July 2022 Management
Thrive weekly roundup: Feeding meal to calves and post-grazing sward heights
This week, we discuss if its time to stop meal feeding calves at grass. Also, recent Teagasc research suggests beef cattle should graze to 6cm rather than 4cm to maximise liveweight gains.
Stocking rates for good profits and lifestyle
Aidan Brennan reports from the Positive Farmers Conference where a good discussion was had on the subject of the importance of choosing an appropriate stocking rate.
6 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Keep drinking water clean as temperatures rise
Weather forecasts indicate warmer temperatures over the coming days, which will put greater demand on drinking water in paddocks.
5 July 2022 Management
Thrive: controlling input costs with high-quality forage
The Curley family is trying to minimise the impact of higher input costs by focusing on the quality of grass and silage grown on farm. Declan Marren reports.
29 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Changing silage plans and the clever cow
A limited weather window forced a change of plan, writes Robert McConaghy.
22 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Five tips for finishing cattle at grass
For farmers planning to kill cattle off grass in the coming weeks, outlined are five tips to consider.
18 June 2022 Management
Meath farming duo scoop top prize at Student Enterprise Awards
Matthew Kealy and Theo Staunton saw an opportunity to recycle old poly drums and make calf feeders and mini meal silos.
15 June 2022 News
Grain prices harden as market volatility continues
There is little sign of any downturn in ration prices as spot markets for grain continue to be volatile.
15 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Almost half of farmers plan on reducing concentrates
Dairy farmers cited lower meal feeding rates as the primary factor in reducing milk output in 2022.
25 May 2022 News
Feed prices steady but fertiliser in retreat
Feed prices are holding steady in to June, but nitrogen continues to fall in value.
25 May 2022 Northern Ireland