Five tips to prepare stock bulls for breeding
Kieran Mailey
For suckler herds calving in early spring, breeding is one month away, so thoughts should be turning towards getting stock bulls prepared in good time.
10 April 2024 Northern Ireland
No windfall for suckler beef in new schemes
David Wright assesses the impact new beef schemes might have on payments to suckler to beef farms.
9 April 2024 Management
Weaning time for early autumn-born calves
Suckler calves born in August and September should be coming close to weaning and is a task that some farmers will complete before turnout.
Study finds one-third of sucklers calve at night
The study looked into the time at which over 1,500 suckler cows calved at Teagasc Grange.
1 April 2024 News
Scanning autumn calving cows before turnout
If autumn-calving cows have yet to be scanned, it is a job worth carrying out before turnout.
26 March 2024 Management
Suckler scheme must have farmers on board
The scheme could be used as a means of getting quality data off farms so it needs to be open to as many suckler farmers as possible
20 March 2024 Northern Ireland
A new SCEP measure
A call from a concerned suckler farmer made The Dealer wonder if average daily gains are one of SCEP measures.
20 March 2024 Dealer
Sucklers out-perform dairy crosses at slaughter
Suckler-bred beef finished faster and delivered more weight at slaughter in 2023.
13 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Tips for managing spring-calving herds until turnout
Where spring-calving cows will be housed until April, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips for indoor management.
10 March 2024 Sucklers
Organic status not compromising output in Offaly
Ken Gill is proof that beef output doesn’t have to be compromised when it comes to an organic farm.
9 March 2024 Sucklers
Five tips for dehorning calves
Dehorning will be a common management task over the coming weeks. Outlined are some tips to removing horn buds in calves.
9 March 2024 Management
Suckler systems at a crossroads
Adam Woods previews what’s inside this week’s Irish Farmers Journal suckler Focus.
6 March 2024 Breeding & health