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Beef
MartBids Database: cull cows a flying trade
Declan Marren
The demand for well-fleshed cows remains very strong ringside. Declan Marren reports.
10 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Henderson wins Fermanagh Show suckler competition
A new competition organised as part of the Fermanagh Show saw entries from some of the country's top suckler herds.
2 August 2022 Management
Is it time to take remove the stock bull from spring-calving cows?
Spring-calving suckler farmers should give thought to removing the stock bull from cows as breeding activity winds down.
Five items for every calving kit in autumn
As autumn calving gets under way, make sure that all items in the calving kit have been restocked in time.
30 July 2022 Management
€1,000/ha net margin attainable on drystock farms
Adam Woods takes a look back at some of the main messages from the financial performance of Tullamore Farm at the open day this week.
27 July 2022 Management
Five tips to deal with extreme grazing temperatures
With soaring temperatures this weekend, outlined are five tips to cope with extreme heat.
16 July 2022 Management
Way Out West: Out on the edge in south Kerry
Running a spring-calving system in south Kerry, Conn O'Shea runs a steady ship in a suckler stronghold.
13 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Is a 4cm post-grazing sward height too low for beef animals?
Research carried out at Teagasc Grange has shown that grazing to 4cm can have a negative effect on individual animal performance in beef systems.
13 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Newford Farm update: TB issues escalate with eight reactors identified
The TB breakdown in the herd has been ongoing for a year with the latest round of short interval skin testing identifying six reactor suckler cows and two reactor calves.
10 July 2022 Newford Farm
Teagasc BEEF 2022: a forum to discuss key challenges facing the beef sector
BEEF 2022 will finish with a forum where a panel of leading experts will address the key challenges facing beef farmers and the industry and how these can be addressed.
29 June 2022 News
Keep an eye on cows for signs of repeat breeding
Suckler cows served in early June that did not hold to service will come back in heat over the coming days. Herd owners should be watching to see how many animals repeat.
21 June 2022 Management
Five options for late-calving suckler cows
With breeding under way in spring-calving herds, Kieran Mailey outlines some options for dealing with late-calving cows.
8 June 2022 Northern Ireland