Dempsey at Large: measuring progress
Matt Dempsey
The progress made in dairy breeding and cow productivity since the foundation of the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation has been remarkable.
Improving the quality of dairy-beef calves
A key component of the Thrive programme is to demonstrate the benefits of using high beef merit, DBI sires to produce better-quality, more profitable stock.
Breeding and genetics central in Tullamore Farm plan
Adam Woods takes a look at the Tullamore Farm breeding plan and highlights some of the key principles used on the farm.
Home Farm: knowing the beef sire
Our best laid plans to have the first cut silage over and done by this stage have come unstuck because of the weather.
1 June 2022 Opinion
Aldi Irish Angus Bull Championships back in 2022
The well-known Aldi Irish Angus Bull Championships are back in 2022 and will take place in Iverk Show, Pilltown, Co Kilkenny, on 27 August 2022, 10 years since the show’s launch in 2013.
11 May 2022 Pedigree
Thrive weekly roundup: selecting high beef merit sires and demo farm update
This week's Thrive dairy beef programme update looks at selecting beef sires for next year's calf crop, as well as outlining the current grazing management on the Thrive demonstration farm.
30 April 2022 Management
Hot trade for Herefords in Nenagh
Adam Woods reports from the Irish Hereford Cattle Society show and sale of bulls in Nenagh.
27 April 2022 Pedigree
Award-winning Greenlawn herd production sale in Kerry on Saturday
Adam Woods previews an important dairy sale coming up on Saturday in Kerry.
11 March 2022 News
What are the pros and cons of myostatins?
When making breeding decisions, suckler farmers should take myostatin variants into consideration.
9 March 2022 Pedigree
Watch: first calves arrive on Thrive demo farm
The first batch of calves have arrived on the Thrive dairy calf-to-beef demonstration farm outside Cashel, Co Tipperary.
24 February 2022 News