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Beef
Five tips when changing from store to finishing diets
Kieran Mailey
When moving cattle from a store to finishing diet, consider some of the outlined tips to follow.
27 December 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: A farming archive
As the Irish Farmers Journal celebrates 75 years, Tommy Moyles takes a look through his own archive to see what stories stand out from the 1960s to 1990s.
13 December 2023 Northern Ireland
Drop calves and weanlings in demand at Ballymena Mart
Buyers were out in force at Ballymena Mart last week and competing hard for good-quality calves and weanlings.
MartBids Database: positive end to 2023 mart trade
Adam Woods takes a look at this week’s mart trade, including the latest update on live exports.
13 December 2023 Breeding & health
Do cattle need a mid-winter lice treatment?
Lice can affect cattle throughout winter and in many instances, animals will need a second or third treatment.
12 December 2023 Management
Five tips to move store cattle into the finishing period
Moving cattle from a store phase to intensive finishing diet involves more than just increasing meal levels.
9 December 2023 Management
Camera at the Mart: bumper trade at Kanturk's biggest ever fatstock sale
An excellent turnout of stock from local exhibitors resulted in Kanturk Mart having its largest ever Christmas fatstock show and sale and prices were there to match.
29 November 2023 Markets
Camera at the mart: Solid trade for forward stores in Enniskillen
A smaller show of store cattle helped to underprin a solid trade at Enniskillen Mart last week.
22 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Camera at the Mart: appetite for forward stores increases in Tipp
Forward-type heavy keep cattle were a firm trade in Tipperary Town Mart's Friday sale, with exporters notably keen for these types.
22 November 2023 Markets
Management: weighing store cattle after housing
As cattle settled into the winter feeding routine, weighing animals will give a good baseline for performance over the winter period.
14 November 2023 Management
Front loading meal to stores during winter
Where store cattle are housed for winter, front loading meal is worth considering for some cattle groups.
24 October 2023 Management
MartBids Database: live cattle exports up 45,000 head
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s mart trade, including the latest live export figures for 2023.
18 October 2023 Markets